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Howard P. Forman

Howard Forman is the co-host of the podcast Health & Veritas. He talks with Harlan Krumholz about the latest news and ideas in healthcare and seek out the truth amid the noise.

  • The Fight for Healthcare Equity after COVID-19

    Dr. Cecelia Calhoun ’21, a Yale physician with a focus on sickle cell disease, and Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman discuss the gargantuan but critical challenge of addressing the impact of systemic racism on the health of Black Americans.

    Vaccine outreach worker Herman Simmons talks to Theopulis Polk at a Chicago laundromat in March 2021.
  • A Pandemic Landscape of Optimism and Uncertainty

    Nationally, infection rates are close to their low point and many Americans are resuming their usual activities, but the more transmissible Delta variant is spreading and vaccinations are still low in some areas. We asked Yale SOM's Dr. Howard Forman where things stand now.

    A Centers for Disease Control graphic showing the level of community transmission of COVID-19 from June 29 through July 5, 2021. 
  • The Vaccines Bring Hope—and New Questions

    A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines are a reality—and now we face the logistical and medical complications of inoculating a vast population while infection rages and the virus mutates. We asked Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman, a public authority on the pandemic, for an update.

    A woman getting a vaccination
  • A Life-Changing Vaccine, If We Do It Right 

    Pfizer’s announcement that its experimental COVID-19 vaccine appears to be more than 90% effective has provided hope for relief from the increasingly calamitous onslaught of the virus. We asked Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman about next steps.

    Gloved hands preparing to make an injection into a person's shoulder
  • Three Questions about COVID-19 Infection and Immunity

    We checked in with Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman about herd immunity, vaccines, and that case of reinfection in Hong Kong.

    Travelers at San Francisco Airport on August 11, 2020. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • Is It Time to Reopen?

    Around the United States, states are easing the restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. We asked Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman if these moves are premature and what is needed for Americans to return to school and work safely.

    A reopened Apple Store in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 13, 2020. Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images.
  • Why Isolating Older Americans Would Be a Huge Mistake in Fighting the Coronavirus

    In a Fortune commentary, Dr. Michael Apkon ’02, president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center, and Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld write that such an approach would be dangerous and ineffective.

    Empty streets in New York City on March 22. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.
  • How Should the U.S. Government Respond to COVID-19?

    On March 12, a group of public health experts assembled by Yale SOM’s Dr. Howard Forman released a proposal for a set of emergency public health, healthcare, and emergency support measures to respond to the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

    Federal officials testifying about the response to COVID-19 at a House Oversight Committee hearing on March 12, 2020. Photo: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg via Getty Images.
  • Coronavirus Update: How Far Has the Virus Spread and What’s Next?

    Increased testing capacity is key to unlocking greater understanding of COVID-19 and learning how to slow its spread, according to Professor Howard Forman.

    Coronavirus emerging from the surface of a cell.
  • Is the U.S. Healthcare System Ready for Coronavirus?

    We asked Yale’s Howard P. Forman, a practicing radiologist and expert in healthcare management, what’s likely to happen with coronavirus in coming days and whether the U.S. healthcare system is prepared.

    Coronavirus testing kit