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Latinx Low-Income Workers Hardest Hit by SF COVID-19 Surge

December 10, 2020
COVID-19 infections are once again rising at an alarming rate in San Francisco’s Latinx community, predominantly among low-income essential workers, according to results of a massive community-based testing blitz conducted before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.

New COVID-19 Testing Approach Measures Patients’ Immune Response for Better Diagnosis 

December 07, 2020
This type of test could be used as a check against possible errors generated by the standard tests that directly detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the scientists said.

UCSF Contracts With Color to Expand Access to Free COVID-19 Testing for Employees and Students 

December 01, 2020
UC San Francisco has contracted with the health technology company to expand access to free COVID-19 testing for employees and students. 

UCSF Health Joins Top U.S. Hospitals for National #MaskUp Campaign Amid COVID-19 Surge

November 19, 2020
UCSF Health has joined 100 of the nation’s top health care systems, representing thousands of hospitals nationwide, in launching a national campaign urging people to wear a face mask.

Holiday Gatherings During COVID-19: What Doctors Say About Traveling and Family Events

November 17, 2020
After months of being separated, many families and friends are pondering whether they want to attempt spending the holidays together while doing their best to not spread coronavirus or if they should skip the gatherings altogether for the safety of themselves and others.

3 UCSF Faculty Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

November 09, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have announced the establishment of a coronavirus advisory board, a panel of public health and scientific experts that will include three UCSF faculty members.

UCSF Team Presents Ethical Framework for Effective COVID-19 Contact Tracing 

October 19, 2020
In order for COVID-19 contact tracing to be effective in the United States, public health and government leaders must overcome deep ideological and cultural resistance among the public and deal with the ethical and technological challenges of using contact tracing apps.

International Team of Scientists Identifies Common Vulnerabilities Across Coronaviruses

October 16, 2020
An international team of researchers studied the three lethal coronaviruses SARS-CoV-2, SARS-CoV-1 and MERS-CoV in order to identify commonly hijacked cellular pathways and detect promising targets for broad coronavirus inhibition.

Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise in Community Test Setting

October 15, 2020
Preliminary data from a study by UCSF and Chan Zuckerberg Biohub scientists suggests that new rapid COVID-19 tests – if used correctly and alongside existing gold-standard PCR tests – could be a valuable tool to accelerate the COVID-19 public health response.

COVID-19 Has a Prolonged Effect for Many During Pregnancy

October 07, 2020
In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course and outcomes of 594 women who tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy.