Maria Fernanda Pacheco
Staff Reporter
Maria Fernanda Pacheco is a staff reporter for the Science & Technology desk of the Yale Daily News. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she is a sophomore in Grace Hopper College majoring in Neuroscience and participating in the Global Health Studies program.
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Yale researchers investigate severe COVID-related condition in children

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a serious, yet puzzling, disease that can present in children weeks after they have been infected with COVID-19. To better understand the mechanisms that underlie it, scientists in the Lucas Lab have immunologically profiled the condition.

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UP CLOSE | The future of health care: How the pandemic ushered a new era of innovation at YNHHS

Though the Yale New Haven Health System was hit hard by the pandemic, it moved towards a more digital future as it adapted to fight the coronavirus. According to health system officials, many of the changes instituted will last for long after the pandemic has passed.

Yale working to deal with students who get a non-FDA-authorized vaccine

Because the pandemic has scattered Yale students across the globe, not everyone has access to the same COVID-19 vaccines. But with Yale's recent mandate announcement and requirement that students be immunized with U.S.-approved shots for the fall, what could this mean for international students in countries that are only administering AstraZeneca or other non-FDA-authorized vaccines?

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YNHHS pauses radiotherapy treatment for six days after software breach

A nationwide cybersecurity threat to Elekta, a vendor that delivers radiotherapy services at the Yale New Haven Health System, resulted in the interruption of treatment for approximately 200 cancer patients for six days.

Yale to require COVID vaccines for students this fall, considering mandate for faculty, staff

Yale will impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who return to campus next fall and is considering a […]

All Yale students can receive Pfizer vaccine at clinics starting this week

The University is launching  four student vaccination clinics that have the capacity to vaccinate all students by May 19, the last day of the spring […]

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Yale temporarily halts Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations

On Tuesday morning, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration issued a joint recommendation for states to stop administering […]

COVID-19 vaccines: A glossary of terms

Student vaccine availability limited, uncertain despite college clinic announcement, eligibility expansion

Most Yale students have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Connecticut since Apr. 1, but leaders of Yale Health and the Yale New Haven Health […]

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Nation’s first FEMA mobile vaccination unit arrives in Connecticut, coming to New Haven next week

The first mobile vaccination unit in the nation, supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, will arrive in New Haven on April 8, […]

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Organizations, healthcare providers advocate to expand Medicaid eligibility to undocumented immigrants

On March 11, Connecticut’s Human Services Committee held a 12-hour hearing to discuss S.B. 956 — a bill that would make health care coverage available […]