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A UMMC-led study of COVID-19-associated antibodies in Mississippi children found the number of children who have been infected by the virus is likely more than 10 times higher than case counts suggest. Photo copyright Getty Images.

UMMC study: COVID-19 more prevalent in children than thought

Monday, March 1, 2021

UMMC-led research suggests about 118,000 Mississippi children had COVID-19-specific antibodies by mid-September 2020, more than 10 times higher than PCR test-confirmed case counts. The study illustrates the importance of sticking to current preventive measures. Read More

Dr. Roy Duhe, left, meets with Dr. Sara Gleason, professor of psychiatry and human behavior, after becoming one in eight COVID-19 survivors last spring who, within six months of testing positive, were diagnosed with a mental disorder for the first time.

COVID-19-linked brain disorder compels victim to tell his story

Monday, February 15, 2021

Dr. Roy Duhe has a lesson he would like to impart well beyond the classroom. It’s a lesson he lived last spring, early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when sinister, but little-known symptoms of the virus signaled that “it’s not merely a respiratory disease.” Read More

DIS scheduling system champions COVID-19 vaccines

Mississippians 65 or older and those with certain underlying medical conditions seeking the COVID-19 vaccine received a virtual shot in the arm, thanks to UMMC's Division of Information Systems. Proprietary software developed by DIS in conjunction with Microsoft allows citizens to schedule an appointment at any of 22 MSDH vaccination sites statewide.

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021

Black pastors, docs strive to dispel COVID-19 vaccine doubts

Relying on their standing in the African American community, doctors and ministers have united to inject a dose of reality into the hoax-infected discussion surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. They hope, as exemplars and educators, to help members of that community make decisions about the vaccine that are better informed.

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Study: Diabetes, COVID-19 combo riskier for Blacks, Hispanics

Chronic illnesses and comorbidities in Mississippi mean the state's prevalence of diabetes is very high. Not only can diabetes be life-threatening, but for Black and Hispanic patients infected with COVID-19, it can increase their chances of hospitalization and even death.

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021

Meet two new (robot) staffers in UMMC's COVID-19 testing lab

When technologists in the UMMC Molecular Pathology Laboratory went home at night for most of 2020, their hands and wrists ached, and no wonder: They each performed about 1,300 repetitive movements during a workday spent processing COVID-19 tests. This month, however, two robots - nicknamed "Optimus Prime" and "Terminator" by staff members - began shouldering a good bit of the work.

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

Indianola mother, baby now home after long COVID-19 battle

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

Vaccinations raise hopes, brighten smiles of UMMC employees

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020

UMMC begins vaccinating frontline employees for COVID-19

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

UMMC receives COVID-19 vaccine

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020

Think the rules on COVID-19 keep changing? Here's why

Published on Monday, December 7, 2020

UMMC staff support HCQ COVID-19 ineffectiveness findings

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020

Is your home COVID-19 ready? If you're unsure, use these tips

Published on Monday, November 23, 2020

Medical Center’s 1,000th hospitalized patient with COVID-19 safely discharged home

Published on Monday, October 26, 2020

UMMC begins NIH study on COVID-19, community engagement

Published on Monday, October 12, 2020

For sickest patients with COVID, struggle for recovery begins with emergency care

Published on Monday, August 10, 2020

Children’s of Mississippi: Safety you can rely on

Published on Friday, August 7, 2020

COVID-19-burdened UMMC braces for tacked-on crises

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

Caring for COVID-19-positive moms a labor of love

Published on Monday, July 20, 2020

Caring for COVID-19 patients: Teamwork, time make difference

Published on Monday, June 22, 2020

Antibodies and COVID-19: What you should know

Published on Saturday, June 20, 2020

Clinical trial tests plasma as possible COVID-19 treatment

Published on Friday, June 12, 2020

Stemming COVID-19: ‘What we are doing now is not working’

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

As COVID-19 numbers grow, so does creative patient placement

Published on Monday, June 1, 2020

UMMC tests 15,000 for COVID-19, expands testing to other groups

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020