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Kelsey Napper, research administrative assistant III, gives centrifuged blood for the RECOVER study to nurse navigator Amy Wigglesworth for further processing before freezing in this 2022 file photo.

Researchers recruit study participants for treatment of long COVID

Monday, July 31, 2023

An estimated 10 percent of people infected with COVID-19 continue to have symptoms that persist for weeks, months and even years. Researchers are testing the safety and effectiveness of multiple drugs, medical devices and other therapies to find treatments that bring patients relief. Read More

Pharmacist Grace Parmley bags COVID meds at the UMMC pharmacy located in the Pavilion.

COVID still lurks; keep your guard up

Monday, July 18, 2022

As COVID-19’s Omicron BA.5 variant continues to sweep the state and country, everyone is in danger of infection, regardless of whether you’ve had the virus already, or had vaccines and boosters. It’s that contagious, UMMC infectious diseases experts say. That means taking precautions is the best way to avoid getting sick. Read More

Batson Kids Clinic now offers COVID-19 vaccinations for children 6 months and older

Protection from COVID-19 is now available for children ages 6 months to 4 years old at Children’s of Mississippi’s Batson Kids Clinic at 421 S. Stadium Drive. Research has shown the vaccines to dramatically lower chances of COVID-19-related hospitalization in older children.

Published on Monday, July 11, 2022

RECOVER explores Long COVID

UMMC has joined a nationwide study on the post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, also known as Long COVID. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, RECOVER aims to understand why millions of people have lingering symptoms post-infection and how to treat and prevent Long COVID.

Published on Monday, February 28, 2022

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy protects babies, research finds

A study involving experts from the University of Mississippi Medical Center shows infants younger than 6 months are 61 percent less likely to need hospitalization for COVID-19 if their mothers were vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.

Published on Thursday, February 17, 2022

Unvaccinated kids bear brunt of COVID-19, studies show

Three national studies that include Children's of Mississippi patients show that children who haven't received the Pfizer vaccine, including ineligible babies and eligible teens, are much more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or MIS-C. The best protection: vaccinating every person in their home who is able.

Published on Monday, January 24, 2022

From COVID-19 variant to variant, critical care providers fight to save lives

Published on Monday, January 24, 2022

Omicron surge creates unprecedented staff shortages as hospitalizations rise

Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Omicron and Delta variants: What do we know?

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

Majority of children hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

Omicron’s “surprises” spur scientific interest

Published on Monday, December 13, 2021

Vaccine, booster still best defenses to both Delta and Omicron variants

Published on Monday, December 13, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination offers kids extra layer of protection, pediatricians say

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

UMMC COVID vaccination appointments now available for children 5 to 11

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021

More COVID-related pediatric hospitalizations to come, UMMC experts warn

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

Ivermectin cures parasites in cows, not COVID-19 in humans

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

Samaritan’s Purse COVID-19 field hospital to open Wednesday

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

‘It’s unrelenting’: Rising pediatric COVID-19 cases stress full children’s hospital

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Delta resurgence reignites COVID-19 research

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

ED patient crush logjams health system

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

The Battle of the Surge: Photographic Story of UMMC and the Rise of COVID-19

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UMMC to start monoclonal antibody clinic Tuesday

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Samaritan’s Purse sets up COVID-19 field hospital at UMMC

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Field hospital set to ease strain amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021