Neil Maniar Professor of the Practice, and Director of Northeastern’s Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program firstname.lastname@example.org 6173735925 Expertise Community Health, COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, monkeypox, public health, Vaccines, Variants Neil Maniar in the Press FDA vaccine panel to consider annual COVID shots: What we know Neil Maniar, a professor of public health practice at Northeastern University in Boston, thinks that’s a good idea. Many Americans have skipped boosters because they were unsure whether they were eligible. A simplified schedule, he said, “will increase vaccination rates because it will hopefully make it easier for people to follow.” Politico FDA lays out vision for annual Covid vaccine updates “When you have recommendations that are changing, that can certainly lead to some confusion,” Neil Maniar, the director of the Master of Public Health Program at Northeastern University, told Prescription Pulse. CNBC News At least a dozen U.S. universities reinstate mask mandates as Covid cases rise “The national debate over mask mandates is certainly reflective of both pandemic fatigue and the deep political divides we have in terms of the public health policy related to Covid,” said Neil Maniar, director of Northeastern University’s Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program. How to Avoid Getting Covid in a Mostly Mask-Free World People who are finally taking a long-delayed and much needed vacation should also consider the Covid status of their destination, says Neil Maniar, director of Northeastern University’s Master of Public Health in Urban Health Program. Also check out local vaccination rates and mask requirements. If a lot of virus is circulating, perhaps opt to eat […] U.S. caseloads fall below the Delta peak. “Mandates spur a very strong reaction,” said Neil Maniar, a professor of public health practice at Northeastern University. “You can sometimes achieve the same goal without having a mandate.” So You’re Vaccinated! How Can You Let People Know? “I believe that the CDC’s guidance was grounded in science,” says Neil Maniar, director of urban health in the Master of Public Health program at Northeastern University. Neil Maniar for Northeastern Global News Drug shortages, lack of action to blame in congenital syphilis ‘crisis,’ public health expert says Drug shortages, lack of action to blame in congenital syphilis ‘crisis,’ public health expert says Citing lack of timely testing and treatment of congenital syphilis, CDC health officials say the situation is “dire,” and urge further action. Should you take the new RSV vaccine separately from the COVID and flu shots? Should you take the new RSV vaccine separately from the COVID and flu shots? Experts explain why it’s a good idea for people eligible for the new RSV vaccine to separate it from COVID and flu shots by a week or two. New RSV immunization approved by FDA. Why it’s ‘an important development in pediatric medicine’ New RSV immunization approved by FDA. Why it’s ‘an important development in pediatric medicine’ RSV is one of the leading causes of infant hospitalization and the new antibody treatment could help to reduce these numbers. Will the new vaccines prevent Lyme disease? And when will they be available? Will the new vaccines prevent Lyme disease? And when will they be available? As cases of lyme disease surge, questions arise around the delivery and efficacy of a new Pfizer lyme vaccine. Is contact tracing enough to slow the spread of COVID-19? Is contact tracing enough to slow the spread of COVID-19? As schools, businesses, and organizations prepare to reopen, efforts to trace contacts and provide COVID-19 testing will need to be amplified to prevent a new wave of infections, said a panel of current and former Northeastern public health students who are working as contact tracers. How can we stay safe as coronavirus restrictions are lifted? How can we stay safe as coronavirus restrictions are lifted? Is the mask really necessary? What is the safest way to see my friends and family? Can I get a haircut or go to a restaurant? Do I still have to be careful if I'm young and healthy? Neil Maniar, director of Northeastern's Master of Public Health program, has the answers you need.