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Odds of death for COVID-19 patients 'falling 5 percent every month,' Angus and other UPMC doctors say 

Odds of death for COVID-19 patients 'falling 5 percent every month,' Angus and other UPMC doctors say

PENN LIVE - "We have found [monoclonal antibody treatments] to be remarkably safe and remarkably effective," said HPM faculty Derek Angus (BCHS '92) who is also the Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair of Critical Care Medicine at Pitt Medicine. UPMC is also involved in a global trial, known as REMAP, wh... (09/13/2021)

Harrison on possible J&J Booster 

Harrison on possible J&J Booster

KDKA-TV  - "I would not expect anything worrisome with a booster dose but we need to see what the data shows," said Pitt Medicine and EPI's Lee Harrison.  (08/30/2021)

A group of moms on Facebook built an island of good-faith vaccine debate in a sea of misinformation 

A group of moms on Facebook built an island of good-faith vaccine debate in a sea of misinformation

THE WASHINGTON POST - People concerned about vaccine safety may be easier to convince than those who don't trust the government or medical authorities, said EPI's Wendy King (EPI '04). Earlier this year, King surveyed more than 5 million U.S. adults about their attitudes toward coronavirus vaccines... (08/30/2021)

Meet our Research Assistants: Sarah Scott 

Meet our Research Assistants: Sarah Scott

Sarah Scott got the opportunity to work in Elizabeth Miller's lab as a research assistant on Project Catalyst, a state project to promote IPV prevention and increase the health and safety of survivors of IPV and human trafficking. Scott is passionate about women's health, specifically the intersect... (08/22/2021)

Batra Hershey among legal experts that say Wolf administration has authority to issue mask mandate 

Batra Hershey among legal experts that say Wolf administration has authority to issue mask mandate

TRIB LIVE – Wolf is not invoking emergency powers. “We are no longer under a disaster declaration,” said HPM’s Tina Batra Hershey. “That is not what’s being invoked in this current face covering order.” Batra Hershey said the health code being cited is broad and likely supports the administration’s... (09/01/2021)

Nace on 'interesting ride' of COVID information dissemination 

Nace on 'interesting ride' of COVID information dissemination

KDKA RADIO - On the topic of the recently-released information on boosters for mRNA vaccines for COVID-19, David Nace (EPI '95), chief medical officer for UPMC Senior Communities pointed out that this wasn't a shock. "There's been a lot of data from these vaccines, but also from our prior experienc... (08/24/2021)

Roberts: Flu and COVID-19 'twindemic' is possible this winter 

Roberts: Flu and COVID-19 'twindemic' is possible this winter

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - Using two separate models, HPM’s Mark Roberts, director of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory found that without an increase in flu vaccination rates this coming winter, the U.S. could be at risk of a "twindemic" with both seasonal flu and COVID-19 cases at high levels.... (09/01/2021)

U.S. Energy Firms Launching Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates 

U.S. Energy Firms Launching Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates

REUTERS - Energy and construction workers have some of the lowest vaccine uptake rates, according to an online survey led by EPI's Wendy King. Some 45% of extraction and construction workers said they were hesitant to get the vaccine, versus just 7.3% in the computer and mathematical professions, t... (08/30/2021)

Other Voices: A rush to judgment on Alzheimer's drug? 

Other Voices: A rush to judgment on Alzheimer's drug?

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE - An op-ed from Mary Ganguli (EPI '87): Imagine that your doctor has just told that you most likely have Alzheimer’s disease, an incurable type of dementia. And then you see on the news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug for Alzheimer’s ... (08/30/2021)

Harrison talks about when boosters might be available to the general public 

Harrison talks about when boosters might be available to the general public

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW - "What they're aiming for is starting September 20, eight months after the second dose. I'm hoping the rollout will go smoothly starting on that date. The process is authorization by FDA for a booster dose, and then ACIP makes the recommendation about the booster dose." s... (08/22/2021)
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