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‘Misleading to the Public’: Students, Experts Criticize Harvard Study Suggesting Early Emergence of Covid-19 in Wuhan

A June 2020 research article suggested that the novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan earlier than the documented start of the pandemic in December 2019. Upon closer examination, two SEAS graduate students found what they believed to be multiple flaws in the presentation and methods of the study.


Ahead of New Mass. Vaccine Eligibility, Some Undergraduates Already Qualified for Vaccinations

Ahead of Covid-19 vaccine eligibility in Massachusetts opening to all residents 16 years and older on Monday, a number of Harvard students have secured their doses in alternative ways, from qualifying for an earlier phase to getting their hands on a leftover dose.


Vaccine Supply at Harvard Will Remain Scarce Until April, Health Services Director Says

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said in a Friday interview he anticipates that state vaccine shipments will remain low through March but is “hopeful” that supplies will increase in April, in time to send students home for the summer vaccinated.


FAS Dean Gay Says Harvard Planning for ‘Full Return’ in Fall 2021

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in a Friday interview that Harvard is currently planning for fall 2021 with the “overriding goal” of “charting a path to a full return for our students, our faculty, and staff.”


Ivy League Cancels Spring Sports Season (Again) Due to Covid-19

The Ivy League will not hold a spring sports season, the Ivy League presidents announced Thursday, nearly one year after the conference first canceled athletics competition as a result of the coronavirus crisis.


Cambridge Vaccine Rollout Limited by Statewide Supply Shortages

Cambridge began vaccinating residents 75 or older at the beginning of February as it entered the next phase of its Covid-19 vaccination program, though statewide and national vaccine shortages continue to hamper its rollout.


Harvard Cultural Groups Look to Build On Successes of Virtual Fall Semester

Members of the Class of 2024 had limited social interaction in the fall semester due to most facets of campus life — classes, extracurriculars, socials — being rendered virtual. Still, they said, campus cultural groups played an important role in supporting their transition to college life.


Harvard Researchers Find Mothers Rarely Pass on the COVID-19 Virus or Antibodies to Newborns

Pregnant women infected with SARS-CoV-2 during their third trimester are unlikely to pass on the virus or protective antibodies to their newborn, according to two studies by Harvard Medical School researchers published last month.


‘A Huge Disruption’: Students Testing Positive for COVID-19 Report Confusing HUHS Communication

Nearly a dozen students interviewed by The Crimson said they often felt puzzled by the University’s testing and tracing infrastructure. Some said they did not know how to interpret contradictory test results; others were unsure whether and for how long they should isolate.


As Students Vacate Campus Before Thanksgiving, Quarantines Keep Some Behind

The majority of students living in residence this fall departed Harvard’s campus by the College’s fall move-out date on Sunday. Left behind, though, are a number of undergraduates who are quarantining and isolating on the empty campus into the holiday break.


Ivy League Cancels Winter Sports Season as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Harvard and the seven other Ivy League institutions have canceled the winter sports season as the number of coronavirus cases climbs in Massachusetts and across the nation, according to Director of Harvard Athletics Erin McDermott.


Harvard Dismisses Three Students from Dorms After September Indoor Party

Harvard sent home three freshmen living in Mather House last weekend after finding that they hosted a party in the house with at least three other guests last month, according to five freshmen on campus with knowledge of the matter.


Harvard to Introduce Coronavirus Testing Pilot to Off-Campus Students

Harvard will expand its coronavirus testing program to nearly 500 undergraduates living in areas adjacent to campus, according to a Monday email penned by Harvard University Health Services Executive Director Giang T. Nguyen.


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