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During the week of January 7 – January 13, infectious disease experts from the Department of Medicine were featured in the following news stories.

David Wohl, MD
David Wohl, MD

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 Wohl (News & Observer)

When to get a COVID test and how to treat your positive — or negative — results – Dr. David Wohl (News & Observer)

If you caught COVID over the holidays, here’s everything you need to know – Dr. Myron Cohen (

Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MS

458 tested for COVID at Interstate Center Saturday – Dr. Myron Cohen (The Pantagraph)

Coronavirus omicron updates: Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Jan. 8 – Dr. David Wohl (News & Observer)

Fact check: Are you reading this COVID mask chart the wrong way? – Dr. Emily Sickbert-Bennett (WNCT)

Triangle hospitals have fewer monoclonal antibody treatment options amid COVID-19 omicron surge – Dr. David Wohl (CBS17)

NC leaders say we need to reach ‘endemic’ stage of COVID. Here’s what that means – Dr. David Wohl (News & Observer)

Myron Cohen, MD

Increased COVID hospitalization numbers may not tell full story – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Should the meaning of ‘breakthrough case’ change to account for COVID boosters? – Dr. David Weber (CBS17)

Records show people in their 50s now seeing largest increases in COVID-19 deaths – Dr. David Weber (WLOS-TV)

As statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations near record, positive signs found elsewhere – Dr. David Wohl (WTVD)

No, don’t try to get omicron on purpose, experts say – Dr. Myron Cohen (

NC’s COVID hospitalizations near levels seen last January, but fewer people in the ICU – Dr. David Wohl (WRAL)

Why the omicron surge poses a new and different threat to NC hospitals – Dr. David Wohl (WCQS-FM)