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Hernandez says experimental medicines for COVID-19 could help someday, but home runs not guaranteed

WBHM - This proof-of concept ...
Hernandez says experimental medicines for COVID-19 could help someday, but home runs not guaranteed

WBHM - This proof-of concept study suggests that the strategy of blocking virus with antibodies holds promise. Inmaculada “Inma” Hernandez (HPM ’16), Pitt School of Pharmacy, is hopeful, but she doubts that these drugs will be a game-changer. “These drugs are so complex to produce, probably we will... (09/18/2020)

Jalal research shows fatal overdoses in U.S. rebounded in 2019

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT – “We are co...
Jalal research shows fatal overdoses in U.S. rebounded in 2019

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT – “We are concerned that policymakers may have interpreted the one-year downturn in 2018 as evidence for an especially effective national response or the start of a long-term trend,” said lead author Hawre Jalal, HPM. “Unfortunately, that isn’t supported by the data.” The data sugg... (09/17/2020)

Roberts on COVID-19 in Pittsburgh: A timeline of the first six months

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - "We...
Roberts on COVID-19 in Pittsburgh: A timeline of the first six months

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - "We had a pretty good early run," said HPM Chair Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Lab. "If you look at the graph of cases over time, back in April, we were doing pretty well with surprisingly few cases." The peak day of the early months of COVID-19 came... (09/16/2020)

Mellors discusses potential COVID-19 drug

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - IDM’s...
Mellors discusses potential COVID-19 drug

CUMBERLAND TIMES-NEWS - IDM’s John Mellors, UPMC’s chief of infectious diseases, said the biological molecule “is small, which means it penetrates into areas of the body where a full-sized antibody may not. It’s fully human, meaning that there’s no foreign material that’s likely to be rejected by t... (09/16/2020)

Hershey on how courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on

WASHINGTON POST – HPM's Tina ...
Hershey on how courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on

WASHINGTON POST – HPM's Tina Batra Hershey agrees that there's a need for executive administrations to “provide clear and transparent communications about what they’re doing, to ensure that there is a tailored response.” That might mean articulating what steps will be taken to measure whether restr... (09/16/2020)