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In an extraordinary time, the Yale School of Medicine is not only working aggressively to overcome the challenges we expect to face as we battle COVID-19 in our own communities, but also to identify the genetic roots of the disease, develop effective new treatments and to surface solutions to protect future generations from suffering the effects of global pandemics.

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Look here for accurate, up-to-date information as our health care teams work together to protect the health and safety of our patients and colleagues.
  • Infection Prevention for COVID-19: An Illustrated Summary

    To reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 stay at home, social distance, don’t touch your face, wash your hands, and wear a mask in public. Yale School of Medicine PhD student Clara Liao explains these practices, along with the different types of masks and how they protect from the respiratory droplets that carry the virus. The video also addresses how long the virus lives on surfaces and various types of disinfectants. The best course of action is to assume that you and those around you are infected.

    Clara Liao is a first-year PhD student in Yale’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders and molecular neuropharmacology. Medical review by Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS.

  • Covid-19: An Illustrated Scientific Summary

    Are you wondering what happens in your body when it’s exposed to coronavirus? Yale School of Medicine PhD student Clara Liao explains how coronavirus turns cells in your bodies into virus-making machines. The video also shows how infection leads to symptoms like dry cough, fever, and difficulty in breathing, how the immune system sometimes fights off coronavirus disease, and what happens when it’s a losing battle. After watching it, you’ll understand why washing your hands for 20 seconds prevents infection and why social distancing is essential.

    Clara Liao is a first-year PhD student in Yale’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is interested in the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders and molecular neuropharmacology.

    Correction/Note: COVID-19 lasts on surfaces for 24-72 hours, depending on the surface. The information in the video is up to date as of 3-29-20.

    Credits: Clara Liao - Yale Neuroscience Ph.D. Student

Coronavirus COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) – General Information

Symptoms appear 2-14 after exposure to the virus and usually include fever and dry cough but may also include chills, headache, shortness of breath, muscle pain, temporary loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, vomiting, and frostbite-like patches on fingers and toes. Some people show little or no symptoms at all.

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