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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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