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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.
Recognizing that helping support the wellness of care providers was a unique and meaningful way they could contribute to the pandemic response, donors recently made a $1 million gift to create a COVID-19 Faculty and Staff Morale Support Fund.
Researchers found that, when used alone, sequencing comes up short, missing some sick babies, while flagging many healthy ones for unnecessary follow-up testing. But sequencing can still be useful in cases that look suspicious but were not clearly identified by older screening technology.