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Faculty from the division of infectious diseases were featured in the following COVID news stories the week of December 24 – December 30.

Myron Cohen, MD-ID-faculty-in-covid-news-dec-24-30
Myron Cohen, MD

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 (WRAL)

It took a major effort to deliver the COVID vaccine. These people in NC did their part – Dr. David Wohl (The News & Observer)

Do fully vaccinated need COVID test if exposed or sick? What to know as omicron spreads – Dr. David Wohl (The Kansas City Star)

There’s a new drug to prevent Covid-19, but there won’t be nearly enough for Americans who are eligible – Dr. Myron Cohen ( International)

David Weber, MD, MPH

COVID-19 testing sites in the Triangle seeing rapid usage, long wait times as omicron spreads – Dr. David Weber (CBS17)

COVID-19 cases, percent positive surge in NC, but which metrics mean the most right now? – Dr. David Wohl (WNCN)

1 in 5: NC’s rate of positive COVID-19 cases among tested highest since pandemic began – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

How some Raleigh bars, nightlife venues are striving to keep customers safe during New Year’s celebrations – Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)

New COVID cases soar in U.S. – Dr. David Wohl (News & Record)

David Wohl, MD

Even though CDC revised omicron prevalence estimate, experts say omicron will eventually explode – Dr. Dirk Dittmer, Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)

Can you trust a negative COVID-19 test? – Dr. David Weber (WRAL)

Questions Remain About Who Will Get Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Preexposure Prophylaxis – Dr. Myron Cohen (JAMA Network)

53 more McDowell residents test positive for COVID-19 since Monday. Health district returns to daily reports. – Dr. David Wohl (McDowell News)

NC COVID-19 case count tops 9,000 for first time since January – Dr. David Wohl (WSOC TV)

6 people are testing positive for COVID-19 each minute in NC, WRAL analysis shows – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Same-day appointments appear to be booked at all 5 of Wake’s COVID-19 testing sites as state adds new clinics – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Increasing metrics, fewer treatments: Hospitals facing unique challenges from Omicron – Dr. Myron Cohen (WTVD)