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Empty streets in NYC during COVID-19 pandemic

Preventing COVID-19 from becoming the ‘new normal’

We were warned. For the past decade, scientists have urged the United States to prepare for an outbreak of some unknown pathogen. Despite the warnings, however, and even in the wake of SARS, MERS, and H1N1, we are in the middle of a galloping COVID-19 pandemic, ill-equipped, scrambling, and scared. >>

New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic

New Yorkers Seem Resigned to a Long Siege as COVID-19 Infection, Job Loss, Food Access Challenges, Depression, Anxiety, and Hopelessness Prevail

The majority of New York City residents expect a long disruption to their daily life, with 28%, anticipating more than four months’ disruption. The findings are part of the fourth weekly city and statewide tracking survey from CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. >>

Luisa Borrell soft

Opinion: How You Can Help Save the Census Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

In an op-ed for City Limits, Distinguished Professor Luisa N. Borrell explains why filling out the 2020 Census is critical in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Borrell notes that aggressively promoting early self-response is critical to achieving an accurate census count and avoiding the need to send out large numbers of enumerators this spring or summer—a move that would support social distancing efforts and save money at a time when the economy is feeling the impact of the unexpected health crisis. >>

Worker Steam Cleans Sidewalk

Foreign Affairs: Fighting pandemics like wildfire

In the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, CUNY SPH PhD student Catherine Machalaba co-authored an op-ed calling for a more unified international response to pandemics such as COVID-19. Machalaba, a Policy Adviser and Research Scientist at EcoHealth Alliance, and coauthor William B. Karesh, EcoHealth Alliance’s Executive Vice President for Health and Policy, warn that governments and international organizations are treating COVID-19 as merely a public health problem, while the outbreak has larger global implications. >>

New York Times NYC Coronavirus map

A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest-Hit Areas

NYC officials have noted that COVID-19 hospitalizations are now doubling every 6 days instead of every 2 or 3. “It may be too soon to say what’s really going on here,” Distinguished Professor Denis Nash told the New York Times. “I just hope it means something good.”. >>

Professor Bruce Y. Lee on Forbes

See Professor Bruce Y. Lee’s Forbes column for his perspectives on COVID-19 and more.

Press Clips

Why Manhattan Has Seen Relatively Few Coronavirus Cases
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
NY1 | April 7, 2020

Push being made to make sure all COVID-19 deaths are counted
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 7, 2020

Early signs new NYC coronavirus infections may be slowing
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The City | April 5, 2020

Pandemic experts rate Cuomo: ‘A sense of order’ amid one of NY’s greatest crises
(Quotes Assistant Professor Chloe A. Teasdale)
The Buffalo News | April 4, 2020

Pressure to reveal racial info about COVID-19 impact
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 3, 2020

Wearing a face covering is helpful, but doesn’t mean an end to social distancing
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 3, 2020

City’s Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens Face Obstacles Meeting Soaring Need
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg)
City Limits | April 3, 2020

Opinion: How You Can Help Save the Census Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
(Op-ed by Distinguished Professor Luisa N. Borrell)
City Limits | April 2, 2020

Now That Coronavirus Is Inside This Adult Home for the Elderly or Mentally Ill, It May Be Impossible to Stop
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | April 2, 2020

A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest-Hit Areas
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The New York Times | April 1

40% of N.Y. Tenants May Not Pay Rent This Month. What Happens Then?
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
The New York Times | March 31

Coronavirus Tracking Survey: More Than One-Third Of NYC Households Lost Jobs Since Outbreak Began
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
CBS New York | March 31

More Evidence COVID-19 Survivors’ Blood Could Help Very Ill Patients
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
drugs.com | March 30

Critical Condition: NYC at the Tipping Point
(Interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CUNYcast | March 26, 2020

Ask Real Estate: What if I Can’t Pay My Rent Now?
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
The New York Times | March 25, 2020

Your Neighborhood Might Be a Coronavirus Hot Spot, but New York City Refuses to Release the Data
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | March 25, 2020

Thousands of laid off hourly workers in NYC are running out of time & money
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results and quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Gothamist | March 25, 2020

Lesson from South Korea on how to slow the spread
(Interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Good Morning America | March 24, 2020

New York City job losses amid coronavirus pandemic hitting Hispanic and poorer households hardest: survey
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
Newsweek | March 24, 2020

What we’ve learned from the HIV pandemic
(Op-ed by Distinguished Professor Denis Nash and HIV activist James Krellenstein)
CNN | March 22, 2020

In Pandemic, Word Definitions Shift and New Lexicon Emerges
(Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan quoted)
Associated Press | March 20, 2020

New Yorkers believe they are at low-risk of contracting coronavirus, study shows
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 1 results)
NBC News | March 19, 2020

Here’s Exactly Where We’re At With Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
healthline.com | March18, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Everyday Health | March 18, 2020

No, You Really Don’t Need To Stock Up On Bottled Water For A Coronavirus Shutdown
(Associate Professor Nevin Cohen interviewed)
Forbes | March, 17, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Cuomo Reiterates, New York State Doesn’t Have Enough ICU Beds
(Video, features part of interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CBS New York | March 16, 2020

There Is No Cure for COVID-19, No Matter What the Internet Says
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
healthline.com March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: What to Know, What to Do, What to Expect
(Podcast, interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CUNYcast | March 12, 2020

Fight Pandemics Like Wildfires With Prevention and a Plan to Share the Costs
(Op-ed coauthored by doctoral student Catherine Machalaba)
Foreign Affairs | March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Misinformation, Female Race Team, Ocean Acidification
(Podcast featuring interview with Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose | March 9, 2020

COVID-19: An Urgent Call for Coordinated, Trusted Sources to Tell Everyone What They Need to Know and Do
(Letter from public health leaders including Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
NAM Perspectives | March 5, 2020

Daylight Saving Time, Naked Mole Rats, Coronavirus, and more | Simply Science
(Video, features interview with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
CUNY TV | March 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Is it revealing hidden racism?
(Video interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Al Jazeera English | February 26, 2020

Coronavirus epidemic takes a toll on businesses worldwide
(Video, features interview with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
CGTN America | February 10, 2020