COVID-19 News Coverage

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The Atlantic

The New COVID Drugs Are a Bigger Deal Than People Realize

The Atlantic |

Monica Gandhi wrote an op-ed for The Atlantic saying that the new oral antivirals represent a big advance in the treatment of patients with Covid. 

SF Chronicle

Should you change your holiday plans because of omicron? Here’s what 5 Bay Area experts are doing

San Francisco Chronicle |

Kirsten Bibbins-DomingoPeter Chin-Hong, Monica Gandhi, and George Rutherford were featured in the San Francisco Chronicle saying holiday plans can still go forward for those who are vaccinated and boosted. 

The New York Times

American Medical Association tries to limit who can authorize vaccine exemptions.

New York Times |

Peter Chin-Hong was quoted in The New York Times about how he’s seen invalid medical exemption requests. 

NPR

All U.S. adults can now get Pfizer and Moderna boosters

NPR |

Peter Chin-Hong was interviewed on NPR about how boosters can help control the virus. 

PBS News Hour

COVID boosters and what you need to know before holiday gatherings

PBS News Hour |

Bob Wachter appeared on the PBS News Hour about the efficacy of boosters and the safety of being around others during the holidays. 

KCBS Radio

How to make your Thanksgiving celebration even more COVID-safe

KCBS Radio |

Peter Chin-Hong was interviewed by KCBS Radio advising travelers to get their booster shots. 

In the Bubble

What’s the COVID Risk Right Now?

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt |

Bob Wachter was interviewed for the In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt podcast discussing his risk tolerance and the future of Covid. 

NPR

COVID will be with us for the next several years, says UCSF Medicine chair

NPR |

Bob Wachter was interviewed on NPR about how we will be dealing with Covid for the next several years.

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