Sophie Wang
Staff Reporter
Sophie Wang is a Science and Technology editor at the News, as well as co-chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She previously covered the Yale New Haven Health System and COVID-19. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sophie is a sophomore in Berkeley College double majoring in computer science and English.
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As two-year anniversary of first COVID-19 admission at YNHH approaches, health system launches new initiatives

In a press conference on March 8, YNHH leaders updated the public on recent COVID-19 statistics, the hospital purchase proposal and their donation plan to support Ukraine.

Concerns and questions follow Yale New Haven Health System’s proposal to acquire three Conn. hospitals

Yale New Haven Health’s recent plan to acquire three new hospitals has sparked conversations and concerns over the impact of hospital consolidation on policy and economy.

Yale New Haven Health System purchases three hospitals in Connecticut, transitions them to nonprofits

In a Feb. 10 press release, the Yale New Haven Health System announced an expansion of its hospital network as part of a larger agreement with the Prospect Medical Holdings Incorporation.

Masking reduces probability of childcare program closure, Yale researchers find

A new study from Yale researchers found that childcare programs that implemented masking policies were less likely to close over the course of the pandemic.

Yale study finds unvaccinated pregnant women may be at risk for additional COVID-19 complications

During a Jan. 12 press conference, Marna Borgstrom, CEO of Yale New Haven Health – among other health professionals – urged pregnant women to get vaccinated to avoid potential health complications during pregnancy and delivery.

Disparities in COVID-19 testing accessibility create tale of two pandemics

While students, faculty and staff at Yale enjoy a convenient COVID-19 test scheduling system and next-day results, New Haven residents struggle to find tests, especially amid testing shortages.

First case of Omicron COVID-19 variant detected in Connecticut

The first case of the Omicron variant has been reported in the state of Connecticut. Health care experts believe there are more cases in Connecticut which have not yet been detected.

YNHH hospitalized COVID-19 patients double, 90 percent unvaccinated

Yale New Haven Hospital revealed that 90 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Catching up with Michael Della Rocca, Yale’s newest Sterling Professor of Philosophy

Michael Della Rocca, a leading figure in early modern philosophy, has been named a Sterling Professor by the University.

Yalies Amin Karbasi and Mehraveh Salehi win second place in the Bell Labs Prize

The Bell Labs Prize named Amin Karbasi and Mehraeh Salehi as the second place winners for their data modeling research.

Y-H Spissue: Training, injury and recovery on Yale’s football team

Throughout the year, the Yale football team members pay attention to their physical health in all its forms — not only gritty training, but also […]