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The New York Times

5 Unusual Covid Symptoms — and What to Do About Them

New York Times |

Peter Chin-Hong answered questions from the New York Times explaining why some people infected with COVID are experiencing symptoms like hairy tongue or tingling nerves. 

NPR

New VA study finds Paxlovid may cut the risk of long COVID

NPR |

Peter Chin-Hong and Monica Gandhi were quoted in NPR reacting to a study that shows Paxlovid may reduce the risk of developing long COVID.

San Francisco Chronicle

These are now the most common COVID symptoms — depending on your vaccination status

San Francisco Chronicle |

Peter Chin-Hong and Diane Havlir spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle explaining the most common symptoms for the Omicron variant.

NPR

Study finds long COVID can affect your ability to exercise

NPR |

Matt Durstenfeld was interviewed by NPR summarizing his recent study that shows long COVID can dramatically reduce the capacity for physical exercise.

abc news

COVID cases on the rise in Europe could spell trouble for US

ABC News |

Peter Chin-Hong spoke to ABC News saying that rising COVID cases in Europe could signal another surge coming to the U.S. this winter.

The New York Times

The Power of Paxlovid

New York Times |

Bob Wachter spoke to the New York Times lamenting the underuse of Paxlovid to treat COVID patients, advising that the benefits of the drug outweigh the downsides.

Los Angeles Times

Doctors fear California law aimed at COVID-19 misinformation could do more harm than good

Los Angeles Times |

Monica Gandhi spoke to the Los Angeles Times expressing concern with a new California bill that would penalize doctors for giving patients false or misleading information about COVID.

The New York Times

Covid Booster Rollout Begins in California With Little Fanfare

New York Times |

Bob Wachter spoke to the New York Times about vaccine fatigue and the rollout of the new COVID-19 booster that targets BA.5.

Los Angeles Times

Should I get the Omicron booster now or wait a few weeks?

Los Angeles Times |

Peter Chin-Hong and Bob Wachter were quoted in the LA Times advising when to get the new Omicron-targeted Covid booster.

Time

The CDC's Booster Recommendations May Not Provide Optimal Protection

TIME |

Monica Gandhi co-wrote an op-ed for Time advising the CDC to recommend a longer interval between a previous booster or infection and the new updated vaccine for healthy adults.

New York Times

What to Know About the New Booster Shots

New York Times |

Peter Chin-Hong spoke to the New York Times about the new Covid boosters that target the Omicron subvariant BA.5.

NPR

What's behind the FDA's controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters

NPR |

Monica Gandhi was quoted by NPR commenting on antibody data regarding the BA.4/5 booster vaccines. 

The New York Times

Should I get a fourth shot now, or wait for an Omicron-specific booster?

New York Times |

Peter Chin-Hong was mentioned in the New York Times explaining how the older you are, the more important it is to get a fourth Covid vaccine. 

San Francisco Chronicle

If I take Paxlovid for COVID, how does that affect my future immunity?

San Francisco Chronicle |

Bob Wachter was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle explaining how Paxlovid affects future immunity to Covid.

San Francisco Chronicle

How long does coronavirus stay in the air after someone with COVID leaves the room?

San Francisco Chronicle |

Peter Chin-Hong was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle discussing a study regarding how long Covid can linger in the air in a poorly ventilated space.