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COVID-19 Vaccines Are Moving Fast, But Will Americans Agree to Get Them?

Only one in three U.S. adults received the flu vaccine in 2018, a number that has critical implications for the impending flu season, which threatens to overwhelm medical resources and lead to tens of thousands of deaths at a time when Americans are still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Doctor preparing to administer vaccine shot.

Female Chromosomes Offer Resilience to Alzheimer’s

UCSF scientists now have evidence from research that women with Alzheimer’s live longer than men with the disease because they have genetic protection from the ravages of the disease.

illustration of two X chromosomes

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Joins UCSF Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19, The Role of Science in Turbulent Times

In a special virtual town hall, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joined UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, to discuss the role of science and science advocacy in shaping federal policy during a global pandemic, her leadership during these turbulent times, and lessons learned during her long tenure as the first and only female Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Sam Hawgood and Nancy Pelosi during a virtual town hall

What to Know About Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19

In a perfect storm of smoke, heat, and viral pandemic, the worry this year is that air pollution from wildfires could increase the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. UCSF physicians explain the risks and how to protect yourself.

smoke from a wildfire