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With influenza, COVID-19, and the usual cold-weather respiratory infections in circulation this winter, experts say it’s bound to be a confusing season for people to sort out what to do when they fall ill.
Infectious diseases expert Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, explores her hypothesis that one of the benefits of masks may be that they provide exposure to enough coronavirus to build immunity but not enough to cause illness.
Health experts are warning that the addition of another respiratory illness on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could overburden the health care system, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of catching both diseases at once.
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.
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.
A new study from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals shows that public data and a simple equation may be all that is required to estimate the number of students infected with COVID-19 who might be in a classroom.
We talked to UC San Francisco pediatricians about what we know about COVID-19 in children, the safety precautions schools need to take, and their perspective on how to balance the risks and benefits of reopening schools.
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.