Einstein In The News: COVID-19

  • Scientists Examine Kids' Unique Immune Systems as More Fall Victim to Covid

    Kaiser Health News -

    Betsy Herold, M.D., describes children's strong mucosal immune defenses in the nose and throat, which launch swift and potent attacks against the coronavirus, usually preventing serious cases of COVID-19. Dr. Herold is chief of infectious diseases and vice chair for research in the department of pediatrics at Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore and the Harold and Muriel Block Chair in Pediatrics at Einstein.

  • Could the COVID Vaccine (and Others) Prevent Alzheimer's? (subscription required)

    The Wall Street Journal -

    Research led by Alexander Sankin, M.D., and Einstein medical student Joseph Kim, found that a type of immunotherapy given to patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer was associated with a reduced risk for developing Alzheimer's disease compared to those who did not receive the drug. The Wall Street Journal cited the study in an article exploring a possible connection between vaccines and Alzheimer's. Dr. Sankin is associate professor of urology at Einstein and a surgeon at Montefiore.

  • Millions of Kids Have Missed Routine Vaccines Thanks to COVID-19

    Science News -

    Suzette Olu Bousola Oyeku, M.D., M.P.H., comments on the significant increase in the number of children worldwide who have missed vaccinations for preventable diseases like measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, and warns that clusters of outbreaks could occur as a result. Dr. Oyeku is professor of pediatrics at Einstein and chief of the division of academic general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM).

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