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 IMPACT team compiles biorepository of COVID-19 patient samples for study

As the coronavirus first started to spread across the globe last March, Yale experts came together to build a biorepository — or library — of […]

New COVID-19 ‘inconclusive’ test result reflects more accurate technology

In an email sent to the Yale community on Tuesday, Yale Health Chief Quality Officer Madeline Wilson announced that there will now be three main […]

Yale experts comment on threat of COVID-19 variants and staggered immunization rates

With a rise in the number of new coronavirus variants around the world, Yale scientists have expressed increasing concern about how the mutations they carry […]

COVID-19 vaccines should not eclipse public health precautions, YNHH doctors stress

Although the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of COVID-19 vaccines has brought the end of the pandemic nearer, the United States remains at a defining […]

Yale’s COVID-19 vaccination outreach addresses vaccine hesitancy, accessibility issues

Targeting vaccine hesitancy and accessibility barriers within local communities has been an important part of the COVID-19 vaccination strategies of Yale, New Haven and Connecticut.  […]

YNHHS opens public COVID-19 vaccination sites across Connecticut, still limited by vaccine supply

Although Connecticut has been receiving fewer COVID-19 vaccines than expected, the Yale New Haven Health system has already announced the opening of 12 public coronavirus […]

YNHHS COVID-19 vaccine rollout strategy confronts logistical hurdles, vaccine hesitancy

Despite high rates of effectiveness for both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, thousands of Yale New Haven Health System employees have not seized their […]

Yale community likely to receive COVID-19 vaccinations by April

Amid nationwide lags in coronavirus vaccine rollout, Yale public health officials estimate that the vaccine could be available to all members of the Yale campus […]

‘The beginning of the end’: YNHH employees receive COVID-19 vaccine

After nearly 10 months spent wrestling with the pandemic, five Yale New Haven Hospital employees were the first in the health care system to receive […]

YNHH study finds cardiologists more likely to implant devices made by manufacturers who pay them more

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association at the beginning of November, Yale researchers report an association between industry payments […]

‘It’s going to be a long winter’: ICU doctors, nurses at YNHH share concerns about future of pandemic

As the coronavirus continues to ravage communities, more Americans than ever before are currently hospitalized with COVID-19. In an unprecedented daily death count, 3,157 patients […]