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Fading Hope of Herd Immunity, Omicron May Be Nearing Peak, and Vaccines On the Way–Do We Need Them? Dr. David Wohl Discusses These Topics In News the Week of January 14 – January 20

January 24, 2022

David Wohl, MD, professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases, was a featured expert in the following news stories about COVID, the week of January 14 – January 20. How Omicron Highlights Fading Hope of Herd Immunity from COVID – (KSFO-AM) May be nearing Omicron peak, UNC doctor says; so what’s next? – … Continued

Increased COVID Hospitalization Numbers May Not Tell Full Story, When to Get a COVID Test, How to Treat Your Results, and Don’t Try to Get COVID On Purpose

January 13, 2022

During the week of January 7 – January 13, infectious disease experts from the Department of Medicine were featured in the following news stories. If you caught Covid-19 over the holidays, here’s what you need to know – Dr. David Wohl (CNN) Coronavirus omicron updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Jan. 7 – Dr. David … Continued

‘Silver Lining’ of Omicron: More Hospital Patients But Fewer in Intensive Care, and Other COVID News Featuring Infectious Diseases Experts the Week of December 31 – January 6.

January 11, 2022

The following clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets, which feature UNC Department of Medicine faculty during the week of December 31, 2021 – January 6, 2022.  The ‘silver lining’ of omicron: More hospital patients but fewer in intensive care – Dr. David Wohl (The News & Observer) Health experts stress the best protection depends … Continued

NC Shatters Record High COVID-19 Daily Positivity Rate, Tweens Have the Highest Case Rate, a New Drug to Prevent COVID, and What to Know As Omicron Spreads

January 1, 2022

Faculty from the division of infectious diseases were featured in the following COVID news stories the week of December 24 – December 30. NC shatters record high COVID-19 daily positivity rate in first metric update since holiday weekend – Dr. David Wohl (ABC11) Tweens, 10-14, have highest COVID case rate in the state – Dr. David Wohl … Continued

Weber, Wohl Answer Media Questions About Omicron, Testing, Herd Immunity and Preparations By Local Universities

December 30, 2021

Do the fully vaccinated need a COVID test if exposed or sick? David Weber, MD, MPH, and David Wohl, MD, answered this question and more during the week of December 17-23. The following clickable headlines link directly to outside media outlets. Arkansas’ low vaccination rate setting up omicron surge, experts say – Dr. David Wohl (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) … Continued

Adimora Recognized for Contributions to COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines

December 20, 2021

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, MD, recognized Ada Adimora, MD, MPH, on Dec. 8 for her contributions to the NIH’s COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines. “As you well know, it has been quite a task to assemble a panel representing … Continued

Cohen, Wohl and Weber Answer Questions About Omicron Urging Individuals to Get Vaccinated

December 18, 2021

Experts in infectious diseases talked with media about the omicron variant and continued to urge individuals to be vaccinated. Following is a list of articles featuring faculty in the Department of Medicine during the week of December 10-16. Can current monoclonal antibodies protect against the omicron variant? – Dr. Myron Cohen (WSOC-TV) UNC infectious disease expert … Continued

What We Know–And Don’t Know–About the Omicron Variant

December 6, 2021

Thanksgiving merriment was tempered with news of the new omicron COVID-19 variant, which was first detected in South Africa and found quickly in more than 20 countries. This has raised concerns among scientists and healthcare providers who were hoping to bring the pandemic under control in the coming months. Infectious diseases specialist David A. Wohl, … Continued

UNC Health in the News: Experts Discuss the Omicron Variant 

December 5, 2021

UNC Health and School of Medicine experts from the division of infectious diseases were featured in media outlets nationwide discussing the recently identified omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. UNC expert says much to understand about omicron variant, featuring Dr. Myron Cohen (ABC 11)  When is omicron COVID variant coming to North Carolina?, featuring Dr. … Continued