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West Nile Virus Emerges as a 'High Risk' in Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, and Watertown

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday four new human cases of West Nile virus in the state this year, bringing the state’s total case count in 2020 to seven.

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New University Health Services Program Will Consolidate Peer Education Groups

Harvard University Health Services will combine several peer education groups aimed at undergraduates into a centralized program this year in anticipation of a fall 2021 launch.

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As Harvard Pilots Self-Administered COVID-19 Testing, Contracted Employees Decry Unequal Access

After the University announced last week it will require Harvard affiliates to undergo self-administered, unobserved COVID-19 testing, some contracted staff said they worry for their safety due to infrequent screening.

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Broad Researchers Identify February Biogen Conference as Source of Tens of Thousands of COVID-19 Cases

Broad Institute researchers identified a conference held by the Cambridge-based company Biogen in February as a “superspreading” event for COVID-19 that caused tens of thousands subsequent cases in the Boston area.

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Here’s How Many Harvard Affiliates Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Harvard and the City of Cambridge have reported out daily COVID-19 data. Here's what it shows.

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Harvard, AbbVie Announce $30 Million Research Alliance to Combat Viral Diseases

Harvard Medical School and biopharmaceutical company AbbVie will launch a $30 million research alliance to combat viral infections, like the novel coronavirus tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, through the study and development of new therapies, the University announced Tuesday.

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Harvard Expects Up to 50 Returning Students Will Test Positive for COVID-19

University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76 said he anticipates that “as many as 50 students” will test positive for the coronavirus “soon after arrival on campus.”

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Majority of Harvard Personnel to Work Remotely Through End of 2020

The majority of Harvard personnel will continue remote work through at least the end of the calendar year, administrators announced in an email Wednesday morning to affiliates.

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Unlike Majority of Harvard Schools, Harvard Business School Will Offer Hybrid In-Person and Online Instruction During Fall Semester

Harvard Business School will offer a hybrid of in-person and online instruction during the fall semester and will welcome all its MBA students back to its residence halls.

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HUHS Conducts Thousands of Coronavirus Tests for Harvard Affiliates Working On Campus

Harvard University Health Services and the Broad Institute have administered COVID-19 tests to approximately 3,000 employees and researchers to date at a testing site at Harvard Stadium as part of the University’s partial reopening of its offices and labs.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates Hold COVID-19 Briefing on Reopening Strategies for Massachusetts and Harvard

Experts from Harvard Medical School and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed the state of the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, along with challenges associated with preventing new infections from skyrocketing after easing lockdown restrictions.

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Coronavirus May Have Spread in China Last August, Preliminary Harvard Study Suggests

The novel coronavirus may have begun spreading in China as early as August 2019, new research from a team of scientists led by Harvard Medical School professor John S. Brownstein suggests.

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Health Department Confirms More Than 1,000 COVID-19 Cases in Cambridge

The Cambridge Public Health Department reported Tuesday that the number of coronavirus cases in Cambridge had surpassed 1,000.

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The “six pillars” to control the outbreak are mask wearing, social distancing, testing, contract tracing, isolation, and treatment, all of which would be necessary to be in place at Harvard for students to return.

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In order to return to campus, certain health concerns must be considered, including the ability to conduct contact tracing and isolation for symptomatic individuals, and ensuring the level of immunity of students and the surrounding community is sufficient.

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