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Monday, July 19, 2021
UMMC students and employees now have a choice: Either get the COVID-19 vaccine, which has proven safe and effective, or wear an N95 filter mask in any Medical Center location. In drawing up a policy that meets Centers for Disease Control and Mississippi State Health Department parameters, hospital leaders are curbing spread of the highly contagious virus among employees, students and the sickest of the sick, who place their trust in UMMC caregivers. Read More
The COVID-19 shot affects your fertility, right? Not true. Isn't the COVID-19 vaccine dangerous for pregnant women? Also not true. A Medical Center maternal-fetal specialist and one of the nation’s premier societies for obstetrics and gynecology dispel the myths that keep eligible women from receiving the vaccine that can protect them and their unborn children from the potentially deadly virus. Read More
In keeping with its commitment to a safe patient, working and learning environment and in keeping with its roles as a leading health care institution and only academic medical center in the state, the University of Mississippi Medical Center will implement a new COVID-19 vaccination policy that encourages all employees, students and anyone who works or learns in a UMMC facility or clinic to get fully vaccinated.
Published on Thursday, July 15, 2021
A team of UMMC scientists is tracking COVID-19 virus variants – including the highly transmissible Delta variant – as they continue to circulate across Mississippi. With funding from state and federal sources, the Medical Center's team is also looking at how variants spread earlier in the pandemic to learn how to prevent future outbreaks.
Published on Monday, June 28, 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.
Published on Monday, March 1, 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.”
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