Latest Updates

June 13, 2024

Feeling Rough After Your COVID Shot? Congrats, It’s Working!

June 10, 2024
Adverse symptoms from the COVID-19 vaccine such as chills and headaches are linked to a robust antibody response, indicating increased efficacy compared with recipients who did not experience side effects.

Survivors of Severe COVID Face Persistent Health Problems

April 10, 2024
A study reveals the life-altering impact of COVID-19 on individuals who developed severe illness, the majority of whom had to be placed on mechanical ventilators. Two-thirds still had physical, psychiatric, and cognitive problems for up to a year later.

COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Pregnant Women and Babies

March 07, 2024
A first of its kind study finds that the COVID vaccine is safe to administer during pregnancy, causing no abnormal delays when the infants were tested at 12 months and again at 18 months.

COVID-19 Virus Can Stay in the Body More Than a Year after Infection

March 07, 2024
The COVID-19 virus can persist in the blood and tissue of patients for more than a year after the acute phase of the illness has ended.

First Tissue Bank May Help Solve Mystery of Long COVID Misery

February 22, 2024
UCSF will launch the world’s first tissue bank with samples donated by patients with long COVID.

COVID-19 Variant JN.1 is on the Rise. Here’s What to Know.

December 20, 2023
The new JN.1 COVID-19 variant is now estimated to make up about 20% of cases in the United States. Three UCSF experts offer advice on vaccines, masking, and other ways to protect yourself.

U.S. Men Die 6 Years Before Women, as Life Expectancy Gap Widens

November 13, 2023
New research shows that in the U.S., the longevity gap between women and men has been widening for more than a decade, with women outliving men by an average of six years.

Shared Mechanisms Allow SARS-CoV-2 Variants to Thrive Post-Vaccination

September 21, 2023
Convergent evolutionary mechanisms shared by COVID-19 variants allow them to overcome both adaptive and innate immune system barriers.

New COVID-19 Vaccines: Is it Worth the Shot?

September 20, 2023
Recommendations are in place for the updated COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.