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Epidemiology Professor Marc Lipsitch Talks Covid-19 Surveillance Strategies

Epidemiology professor Marc Lipsitch discussed lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic regarding strategies for disease surveillance at a Harvard School of Public Health seminar on Wednesday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center

Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.

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Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.

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Senator Kaine Talks Long Covid, Mental Health with Harvard School of Public Health

United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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School of Public Health

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie D. Baker ’79 Discusses State’s Pandemic Response at HSPH

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 reflected on the state government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and other health policy issues in a panel at the Harvard School of Public Health on Thursday.

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Harvard to Offer Third Covid-19 Booster Shot as PCR Testing Program Ends

Harvard will begin offering Moderna’s new Omicron Covid-19 booster shot to affiliates later this month, the University announced Tuesday.

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‘Generally in a Good Spot’: Health Experts Weigh In on Relaxed Harvard Covid-19 Policies

With campus back in full swing, public health experts said Harvard’s Covid-19 policies are reasonable for the moment, but called on University officials to remain prepared for the possibility of another surge.

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‘A New Social Dynamic’: Harvard Undergraduates Kick off a Fall Semester Free of Pandemic-Era Precautions

Students flooded the campus’ paths, hallways, and buildings as they made their way to classes on Wednesday, in a semester free of nearly all pandemic-era precautions.

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Harvard to Stop Offering PCR Covid-19 Tests by Sept. 16; Masking to Remain Optional in Fall

Masking and Covid-19 testing will remain optional on Harvard’s campus going into the 2022 fall semester and the school will stop providing free PCR tests to affiliates three weeks into the term, the University announced Wednesday.

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Six Ways Covid-19 Transformed Harvard

Harvard has lifted all its campus Covid-19 restrictions. But the pandemic’s impact is lasting.

Classes of 2020 and 2021
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Life Post(grad) Pandemic

For the Classes of 2020 and 2021, leaving Harvard meant entering a pandemic-ridden post-grad world.

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Harvard Covid-19

Harvard’s campus has undergone a series of radical transformations over the course of the pandemic.

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Adams House Common Space

Even now that the Covid-19 rules have relaxed, some say Harvard’s once-vibrant house social scene has lost its grip on students’ Saturday nights.

Harvard Transformed During Covid-19
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Harvard Transformed During Covid-19

Many affiliates have remarked on the profound effects the remote year has had on Harvard’s academics, social scene, and more.

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Adams House Installed — Then Removed — an $8,900 Covid-19 Air Disinfection System

In July, administrators in Adams House installed a set of air disinfection systems devices that appeared to be a part of the solution to preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the house. But the devices lasted just a few weeks.

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