Dots on a world map indicating the locations of COVID-19 around the world.

US Nears 800,000 COVID-19 Deaths As Omicron Looms

Aubree Gordon quoted in National Geographic

Despite the availability of vaccines, the disease has become one of the nation’s leading causes of death—and more people are letting their guard down. Aubree Gordon, associate professor of Epidemiology, discusses the importance of vaccination for COVID-19.

Two older adults sit on a bench in a park.

Improving the Health of Older Adults in Detroit

Q&A with Mary Janevic

Older adults face a unique set of public health challenges. We spoke with Mary Janevic, an associate research scientist in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, to learn about two new projects that aim to improve the health of older adults impacted by chronic pain and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A vaccine vial.

The Pandemic of the Vaccinated Is Here

Jon Zelner quoted in The Atlantic

A coming winter surge and the spread of Omicron have made it clear that COVID is everyone’s problem. Jon Zelner, assistant professor of Epidemiology, discusses how growing Omicron cases could cause massive disruptions to current virus mitigation strategies in the US.