Crimson staff writer

Virginia L. Ma

Latest Content


COVID-19 Vaccine Success Will Depend On Factors Beyond Efficacy Rate, Harvard Medical School Study Finds

A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School has found that the success of a COVID-19 vaccine will depend on not only its efficacy, but also the pace at which it is delivered, the severity of the pandemic, and the public’s acceptance of immunization.


Quality of Antibodies May Be Tied to Differing COVID-19 Outcomes, Harvard Researchers Find

For patients with severe COVID-19, the key to survival may depend on the quality, rather than the quantity, of their antibody response and development, a recent study from a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital suggests.


COVID Collaborative Launches Vaccine Education Campaign

The COVID Collaborative — a coalition of experts in health, education, and the economy — launched a $50 million vaccine education campaign with nonprofit advertising group the Ad Council on Nov. 23. The effort aims to inform Americans about COVID-19 vaccines and their benefits.


Rapid At-Home Tests Could Curb Virus Spread, Harvard and University of Colorado Researchers Find

Frequent administration of rapid-turnaround tests could substantially reduce COVID-19 infectiousness and curb the virus’s spread, researchers at Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Colorado at Boulder found in a new published study.


Medical School Launches 'Ideation Hub' and 'Translator' to Spur Scientific Discoveries

Harvard Medical School celebrated the launch of the Ideation Hub and the Translator — two key components of the school-wide Therapeutics Initiative — in a virtual symposium October 28.