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    September Could Be Worst Month For COVID Hospitalizations Yet

    WRAL reports that evidence is mounting to show the fight against COVID-19 in North Carolina could be about to enter uncharted waters. “We’re in the place we are now, a place of surge, a place of pain, a place of chaos, because, to be truthful, we have so many people unvaccinated,” said David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases. “If we didn’t hav … Continued

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    Grant Receives $200,000 to Study Impact of Multiple Myeloma on Older Adult Patients, Care Partners

    The National Institute on Aging has awarded Shakira Grant, MBBS, and the UNC Center for Aging and Health a 2-year, $200,000 grant to study the illness and treatment experiences and functional trajectories of older adults with multiple myeloma and their care partners. Grant is assistant professor in the divisions of hematology and geriatric medicine. Multiple myeloma is a disease … Continued

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    Carolina Researchers Lead CZI Collaborative on Childhood Diseases

    Principal investigators James Hagood, MD, professor of pediatrics and Richard Boucher, MD, the James C. Moeser Eminent Professor of Medicine in the division of pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine will lead a multinational, $3.5-million project funded through the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map crucial cellular roles in human health and disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Ini … Continued

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    Should We Focus on Getting Vaccines For Kids or Booster Shots for Adults?

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, talked with ABC-11 about COVID-19 models and when cases might peak. He also answered questions about vaccines for kids and booster shots for adults. Watch the news story.

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    Which Type of Immunity Is Best Against Variants? More Symptoms, More Spread and Other COVID-19 News

    An article in Infection Disease Special Edition reviews recent studies about COVID-19 transmission, including one led by Jessica Lin, MD, that showed COVID-19 spreads quickly through a household. The observational study, conducted between April and October 2020, followed 100 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 around the Raleigh, N.C., area and included a total of 208 addit … Continued

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    Cooper Promises Expanded Access to COVID Antibody Treatment

    On the same day North Carolina hospitals reported a record number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care units across the state, Gov. Roy Cooper signaled he will take action expanding access to a potentially lifesaving treatment designed to keep people out of the hospital in the first place. “We’ve been beating the drum for months now, since November of last year, that we do have … Continued

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    How Safe Are Outdoor Events? Is a Lockdown Coming?

    Eighteen months into the pandemic and there are still a lot of questions out there about everything related to COVID-19. CBS 17 took those questions to health experts to get answers using facts not fear. David Weber, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, contributed to the question and answer segment. Read or watch the report.  

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    Experimental Monoclonal Antibody Combo Shows Significant Efficacy Against COVID-19

    As part of the NIH-sponsored ACTIV-2 clinical trial for COVID-19 outpatients, preliminary data revealed that a new combination monoclonal antibody treatment reduced hospitalizations and death by 78 percent in high-risk patients. ACTIV-2 vice chair David Wohl, MD, leads monoclonal treatment for UNC Health. Read more from the UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom.

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    Hobbs and Duncan Win $3.9M NIAID Grant to Study a Meningitis Vaccine’s Effect on Gonorrhea

    The NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded Marcia Hobbs, PhD, and Alex Duncan, MD, PhD, a five-year, $3.9 million grant to study how a vaccine recently developed to prevent life-threatening infections caused by group B Neisseria meningitidis, the MenB vaccine, may also protect people from infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a sexually transmitte … Continued

  • Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR

    Transmission Rate of COVID-19 Within Households Can Be Over 30%, More than 50% from Minority Communities

    With potent virulence and transmissibility, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is one of the deadliest pathogens to be encountered in recorded history. Scientists have reiterated that other than hygienic measures, distance between individuals is the best defense against its spread. However, the latter is difficult within a household and presents challenges in the event of a member contracting … Continued