• Living Through COVID-19: How to Decide What’s Safe

    Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, offers insights on various real-life aspects of living through a pandemic as the state and country “re-open.” “I have had many friends and family members ask me, can I do this, or should I do this?” said Sickbert-Bennett. … Continued

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    Adimora Comments On Risks Associated With Visiting an Indoor Bar, in New York Times

    As communities open up, the indoor bar scene is uniquely suited to transmission of Covid-19. A New York Times report looked at all of the ways that small particles can persist in the environment. Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, addressed what makes bars  risky. “People go to bars so they can drink and socialize with other people … Continued

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    Cohen Comments On Progressing Toward a Coronavirus Vaccine

    Top national infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said he is cautiously optimistic that a coronavirus vaccine would be available to Americans by the beginning of 2021. In a recent News and Observer article, Duke and UNC experts discussed the process of testing a vaccine, and the many steps it takes to go from the lab to a patient. “No vaccine is perfect,” said Myron Co … Continued

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    Adimora Comments On Economies Reopening, COVID Spikes

    In the Bloomberg article “We Will Live With the Coronavirus Pandemic Well Into 2021,” Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, recognizes that the ability to co-exist with the coronavirus will increasingly depend on how individuals assess risks and make decisions. “I understand there is a perception of the need to balance on these econom … Continued

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    Cohen Co-Authors JAMA Article On Monoclonal Antibodies

    Myron Cohen, MD, associate vice chancellor for global health and medical affairs; the Yeargan-Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology; and director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-wrote an article on monoclonal antibodies with colleagues Mary Marovich, MD, and John Mascola, MD, bot … Continued

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    Cohen Participates in National Webinar Series Focused On Learning to Treat COVID-19

    The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are sponsoring a webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. From the UNC Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases, Myron Cohen, M … Continued

  • Sickbert-Bennett Provides Mask Guidance in WRAL Interview

    As Raleigh begins a new order that requires masks be worn in public, Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS, associate professor of infectious diseases and director of UNC Medical Center Infection Prevention, reiterated the importance of wearing a mask to curb the possibility of a second wave of infections. “The mask you choose should be comfortable, should be able to cover your nose an … Continued

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    Cohen Featured in 60 Minutes Episode About Reopening Universities in Fall

    Myron Cohen, MD, joined UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, and UNC-Chapel Hill student body president Reeves Moseley, in a 60 Minutes segment about  reopening for the fall semester during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Watch the segment here.  Find the UNC-Chapel Hill Roadmap for Fall 2020 here.

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    Weber Tells NBC, US Is Still Experiencing the First Wave of COVID-19

    A recent NBC news story recognized that the coronavirus seemed to slow down for several weeks in May, but is on the rise, prompting fears that a second wave has hit the US. NBC News reached out to experts who study patterns of disease, including David Weber, MD, MPH, from the division of infectious diseases, who said a second wave of the coronavirus would suggest that the first w … Continued

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    Wohl Says the Number of COVID Hospitalizations Provides Best Indication For How NC Is Flattening the Curve

    David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and director of UNC Health’s Respiratory Diagnostic Center, told NC Health News that it could be several weeks before hospitals know the impact of the late May reopening and mass gatherings that have occurred since. Wohl believes focusing on hospitalizations rather than testing can provide a better idea … Continued