COVID-19

17 articles
A Preview of Influenza Season 2021: Are We In For a Mega-Flu Winter?
Aug 6, 2021 | Caleb Boyer

While the public’s focus is largely centered on the emergence of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, public health experts are...

Slipping Through the Cracks: The Danger of Losing Sight of Non-COVID-19 Diseases
Jul 13, 2021 | Caleb Boyer

Over the last year and a half, an incredible amount of resources have been devoted to containing the spread of COVID-19 by monitoring emerging...

The COVID-19 Delta variant: What is it and why should we worry?
Jun 24, 2021 | Marinanicole Miller

In December 2020, the B.1.617.2 variant, also known as the COVID-19 Delta variant, was first documented in India (1). Originally referred to as the “...

The COVID-19 Crisis in India
May 11, 2021 | Jessica Wise

Through 2020 and the first few months of 2021, India experienced a relatively low COVID-19 caseload. However, on April 30th, India broke the world...

The U.S. Pauses Johnson & Johnson Vaccine After Six Cases of Rare Blood-Clotting Disorder
May 5, 2021 | Jessica Wise

Over seven million Americans have already received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, with another ten million doses currently...

AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy and Safety
Mar 22, 2021 | Marinanicole Miller

One year after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a pandemic [1], several COVID-19 vaccines were...

New Ebola Outbreak and COVID-19 in West Africa
Mar 12, 2021 | Sarah Wade

On top of the COVID-19 pandemic, West Africa is experiencing another, newly declared deadly viral outbreak of Ebola. On February 11, 2021, two people...

IDHA Launches New Respiratory Health Study on Google Health Studies App
Mar 8, 2021 | Marinanicole Miller

In December 2020, the Innovative & Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children’s Hospital launched a new health study in collaboration with...

COVID-19 and the Rise of Alcohol Use Among College Students
Feb 24, 2021 | Sarah Wade

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many universities to reassess their way of teaching students this past fall. The new academia consisted primarily of...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuberculosis Diagnosis and Treatment
Jan 4, 2021 | Jessica Wise

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease similar to COVID-19: both respiratory illnesses are spread from person-to-person via droplet transmission...

The Future of Telehealth after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dec 23, 2020 | Autumn Gertz

With more than sixteen million cases and over three hundred thousand deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, the advancements of telehealth...

The 2020-2021 Influenza Season and COVID-19
Oct 27, 2020 | Davina Kang

The world may be focused on COVID-19, but health officials and countries are looking ahead to the current 2020-2021 influenza season in order to...

COVID-19 Cases Rise Across the U.S. as Universities Resume Play
Sep 23, 2020 | Sarah Wade

On September 10th, 2020, sources from Boston news channels reported several positive COVID-19 tests. These results came from Boston College Men and...

Zoonotic Disease on Mink Farms
Aug 24, 2020 | Autumn Gertz

After reporting alarmingly high mortality rates among minks, five live mink from two different Utah mink farms have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2...

Pediatric Vaccination during COVID-19
Jun 9, 2020 | Davina Kang

In January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a known outbreak of an undiagnosed pneumonia-like illness, later identified to be...

COVID-19 Vaccine Development
May 20, 2020 | Rachael Matty

Amid the chaos, grief, and sadness during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) pandemic, there is hope for a possible vaccine against severe acute...

World Health Organization: COVID-19 Outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Jan 30, 2020 | Lauren Goodwin

  Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) held its third emergency session to determine if the novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) originating...