Wicked Local: Hosted by Boston Globe health policy and public health reporter, Felice J. Freyer, Dr. Ashish Jha, Dr. Julia Koehler and Dr. Treniece Lewis Harris presented the facts about the current status of COVID-19 in the United States, as well as how well Massachusetts is faring on the vaccine front.
The Delta variant could threaten progress made against COVID-19. Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of Brown University School of Public Health, joins “CBS This Morning” with the latest on how effective the authorized COVID vaccines are at protecting us from the Delta variant.
The New York Times: “There was definitely this element of your home is a safe place and therefore when you have your friends and family over in your home, it just doesn’t feel risky,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University.
Last winter, Ashish Jha told The Atlantic that he was feeling optimistic about summer: By July 4, Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, expected enough people to be vaccinated that he could host a backyard barbecue. Indeed, Jha confirmed to me this week, he will be grilling burgers and hot dogs for friends this Fourth of July.
Dean Ashish Jha told MSNBC: "Where we are as a country is more and more we're becoming a nation of really two Americas. We have a vaccinated America that's doing well, that I think is going to have a very safe July 4th. And we have an unvaccinated America that is at very high risk from the Delta variant. And unfortunately, I`m worried that the unvaccinated America is going to see a lot of infections and hospitalizations in the weeks and months ahead."
The Providence Journal: In this podcast, Dean of the School of Public Health Dr. Ashish Jha discussed the confusion surrounding the Delta variant and mask-wearing recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
The Boston Globe: Delta is expected to be the dominant strain nationwide by August, if not sooner, because it is so easily transmissible, said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.