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Mississippi State Department of Health is working with state doctors and hospitals to respond safely and effectively to COVID-19 in Mississippi.

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Sara Kemp, a medical technologist, processes COVID-19 test samples in the Medical Center's Molecular Pathology Laboratory.

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

Monday, January 11, 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. Read More

Cessie Stringer smiles months after conquering COVID-19 with care from University of Mississippi Medical Center experts.

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

Monday, January 11, 2021

Treatment for Cessie Stringer's COVID-19-induced respiratory failure by a team of UMMC experts saved not only her life, but that of the child she was carrying. More than a month in intensive care and weeks of recovery at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants helped Stringer conquer the novel coronavirus. Read More

Vaccinations raise hopes, brighten smiles of UMMC employees

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available to all UMMC employees and students following last week’s immunizations of employees whose jobs put them at higher risk for contracting the virus. The vaccinations will continue with a few days’ break for Christmas until the Medical Center’s supply runs out.

Published on Monday, December 21, 2020

UMMC begins vaccinating frontline employees for COVID-19

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 got hundreds of shots in the arm today, as the vaccination of front-line employees began.

Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

UMMC receives COVID-19 vaccine

Today, the initial allotment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination was received by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and transferred to on-campus ultra-cold freezers for storage. This allotment consisted of 780 vials, each able to yield five doses of the vaccine for a total of 3,900 doses of the vaccine.

Published on Monday, December 14, 2020

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

Just when you think you've got the principles of mask-wearing down, or a plan for what over-the-counter medications you should take to ease symptoms of COVID-19, the rules seem to change. Conflicting information about the pandemic can result from too many sources spouting incorrect information and the need for science to catch up with an evolving virus.

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

Heart failure admissions plummet – is the pandemic to blame?

Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Health System keeps ship steady despite COVID-19's uncharted waters

Published on Monday, May 18, 2020

COVID-19 impacts black communities more heavily, study shows

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Medical Center credits students’ COVID-19 response – in due course

Published on Monday, May 4, 2020

Leading the charge: Jones, Wilson help steer COVID-19 command team

Published on Monday, May 4, 2020