COVID-19 News Coverage

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Preparing vaccine

UCSF expert explains which COVID vaccine booster you should mix-and-match

SF Gate |

Monica Gandhi was quoted in SF Gate explaining which booster shot to receive. 

CNet

Don't wait to get your flu shot this fall. Here's what to know about the season ahead

CNet |

Peter Chin-Hong was quoted by CNet encouraging people to prepare for what could be an atypical flu season by getting their flu shot.  

ICU

Powell's age and cancer bout left him vulnerable to COVID

KTVU |

Alfred Chung was quoted by KTVU urging cancer patients to get a booster shot. 

Vaccine

COVID: FDA Reportedly Backs Mix & Match Booster Shots, UCSF Doctor Weighs In

KPIX5 |

Peter Chin-Hong was interviewed by KPIX5 where he supported the idea of mixing and matching booster shots. 

vaccine

What we know about AY.4.2, a delta subvariant that's spiking cases in the U.K.

San Francisco Chronicle |

Peter Chin-Hong was quoted in the SF Chronicle explaining how variants occur and that, while not yet a concern in the U.S., the AY.4.2 variant is the newest one to watch. 

Monica Gandhi

Monica Gandhi is S.F.'s outlier COVID expert. Her view on it: 'I'm not saying anything crazy'

San Francisco Chronicle |

Monica Gandhi was featured in the SF Chronicle about her background, work in the HIV/AIDS clinic, and approach to Covid safety measures. 

NPR logo

News brief: COVID boosters, Jan. 6 probe, shipping backlog

NPR |

Monica Gandhi was interviewed by NPR about how it’s OK to mix and match your vaccine doses. 

Vaccine clinic

The race gap in vaccinations is closing; the politics gap is not

Salon |

Monica Gandhi was quoted in Salon explaining that states with low vaccine percentages fared worse and how politics influenced vaccine uptake. 

DOM Covid-19 Publications

Stories from COVID-19 Reveal Hospitalized Patients with Limited English Proficiency Have Always Been Uniquely Prone to Social Isolation

Kucirek NK, Thomas NJ, Norman JS, Athavale P, Jaradeh K, Hsiang EY, Malevanchik L. Stories from COVID-19 reveal hospitalized patients with limited english proficiency have always been uniquely prone to social isolation. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Jan 6. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-06383-z. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33409888. View in: PubMed


Age, complexity, and crisis - a prescription for progress in pandemic

Aronson L. Age, complexity, and crisis - a prescription for progress in pandemic. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 07; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp2006115. View in: PubMed


CRISPR–Cas12-based detection of SARS-CoV-2.

Broughton JP, Deng X, Yu G, et al. CRISPR–Cas12-based detection of SARS-CoV-2. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 Apr 16; doi: 10.1038/s41587-020-0513-4. View in: Nat Biotechnology


Telemedicine in the time of coronavirus.

Calton B, Abedini N, Fratkin M. Telemedicine in the time of coronavirus. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Mar 31;  [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.03.019. View in: PubMed


Medical Isolation and Solitary Confinement: Balancing Health and Humanity in US Jails and Prisons During COVID-19

Cloud DH, Ahalt C, Augustine D, et al. Medical isolation and solitary confinement: balancing health and humanity in US jails and prisons during COVID-19. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul 6; [Online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05968-y. View in: PubMed


Asymptomatic transmission, the Achilles’ heel of current strategies to control COVID-19.

Gandhi M, Yokoe DS, Havlir DV. Asymptomatic transmission, the Achilles’ heel of current strategies to control COVID-19. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 24; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1056/NEJMe2009758. View in: PubMed


A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing.

Gordon DE, Jang GM, Bouhaddou M, et al. A SARS-CoV-2 protein interaction map reveals targets for drug repurposing. Nature. 2020 Apr 30; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2286-9. View in: PubMed


COVID-19 Infection: implications for perioperative and critical care physicians.

Greenland JR, Michelow MD, Wang L, London MJ. COVID-19 Infection: implications for perioperative and critical care physicians. Anesthesiology. 2020 March 27; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000003303. View in: PubMed


Elevated plasmin(ogen) as a common risk factor for COVID-19 susceptibility.

Ji HL, Zhao R, Matalon S, Matthay MA. Elevated plasmin(ogen) as a common risk factor for COVID-19 susceptibility. Physiol Rev. 2020 March 27; 100(3):1065-1075. View in: PubMed


Clinical and virologic characteristics of the first 12 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States

Kujawski SA, Wong KK, Collins JP, et al. Clinical and virologic characteristics of the first 12 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. Nat Med. 2020 Apr 23; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0877-5. View in: PubMed


Scientific and ethical basis for social-distancing interventions against COVID-19.

Lewnard JA, Lo NC. Scientific and ethical basis for social-distancing interventions against COVID-19. Lancet Infect Dis. 2020 Mar 23; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30190-0. View in: PubMed


Treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19.

Matthay MA, Aldrich JM, Gotts JE. Treatment for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome from COVID-19. Lancet Respir Med. 2020 March 20; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/S2213-2600(20)30127-2. View in: PubMed


A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Oladeru OT, Tran NT, Al-Rousan T, et al. A call to protect patients, correctional staff and healthcare professionals in jails and prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health Justice. 2020 July 2; 8(1):17. View in: PubMed


COVID-19 related genes in sputum cells in asthma: relationship to demographic features and corticosteroids.

Peters MC, Sajuthi S, Deford P, et al. COVID-19 related genes in sputum cells in asthma: relationship to demographic features and corticosteroids. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Apr 29; [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202003-0821OC. View in: PubMed


Correctional facilities in the shadow of COVID-19: unique challenges and proposed solutions.

Williams BA, Ahalt C, Cloud DH, et al. Correctional facilities in the shadow of COVID-19: unique challenges and proposed solutions. Health Affairs Blog. 2020 March 26; doi: 10.1377/hblog20200324.784502. View in: Health Affairs