YSN in Media: Saad B. Omer on COVID-19 Topics

CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares covid-19 vaccines for nursing home residents at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New York City on Jan. 15. (Yuki Iwamura/AP)
February 25, 2021

Over the past several weeks, Director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH) Dr. Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA, has discussed a range of COVID-19 topics with a variety of media outlets. 

The Washington Post published an op-ed by Omer and other colleagues advocating for vaccine distribution to focus on people age 65 and older, and NPR talked to him Omer about how families can make nuanced judgements to visit elderly relatives after vaccination. Vox spoke with Omer about how to measure the end of the pandemic: by seeing a substantial reduction in mortality. The New York Times included quoted him on the arrival of more vaccines: “I would say, the more the merrier at this point.”