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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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 […]

Updated state guidance makes spring semester vaccinations likely for all Yale students

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Monday that state residents aged 16 and older could be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine starting April 5, accelerating […]

A medical professional wearing gloves fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Yale to start enrolling young children and pregnant women in COVID-19 vaccine trials

Now that COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out for adults in much of the world, pharmaceutical companies have started to conduct further trials to confirm […]

‘Our communities need to be a priority’: COVID-19 vaccine rollout in communities of color

Having effective COVID-19 vaccines will do little to end the pandemic if shots are not equitably distributed to reach the communities who need them the […]

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Yale vaccinates undergraduate EMTs and research assistants

Although much of Yale’s student body can expect to wait more than a month until the vaccine is available to them, some students have already […]

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Despite COVID-19, Yale’s pulmonary department published 232 research articles in 2020

Balancing intense patient care with demanding research projects has always been intrinsic to the life of critical care physician-scientists. But against the backdrop of a […]

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Yale team develops heart failure algorithm to inform clinical decision making

Up to 50 percent of heart failure patients who are discharged in the United States are readmitted within six months of leaving the hospital. To lower […]

Child care providers and pre-K-12 staff prioritized in Lamont’s new vaccination plan

In a Monday press conference, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine plan will follow an age-based approach –– with an exception for child […]

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Yale could vaccinate all students by end of term if J&J vaccine authorized for emergency use and state timetable holds true

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced an updated schedule for statewide vaccinations guided by age-based eligibility, under which Yale could theoretically begin vaccinating students on […]

South African coronavirus variant detected, UK variant spreading in Connecticut

On Feb. 15, less than a month after the United Kingdom coronavirus variant was detected in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the state’s first COVID-19 […]