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Planes, Trains and Automobiles? An Infectious Disease Expert Rates Travel Safety During Coronavirus

July 02, 2020
With the COVID-19 pandemic, travel this year will be different from years past.

Physical Activity Dropped Worldwide During COVID-19, Raising Concerns for Health

July 01, 2020
The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic in March resulted in a rapid decrease in step counts worldwide.

COVID-19 Relies on Cell’s ‘Master Regulators’ for Survival

June 29, 2020
UCSF scientists assembled an international research team that has figured out how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, hijacks proteins in host cells that serve as master regulators of key cellular processes.

LGBTQ+ Populations Experience Newfound Anxiety and Depression in COVID-19 Pandemic

June 29, 2020
LGBTQ+ communities have experienced increased anxiety and depression since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those who haven’t struggled with these conditions before.

Still Confused About Masks? Here’s the Science Behind How Face Masks Prevent Coronavirus

June 26, 2020
We talked to UCSF epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, and infectious disease specialist Peter Chin-Hong, MD, about the CDC’s reversal on mask-wearing, the current science on how masks work, and what to consider when choosing a mask.

Newly Diagnosed COVID-19 Patients Needed for Antibiotic Clinical Trial

June 24, 2020
The nationwide clinical trial will assess whether the common antibiotic azithromycin can reduce hospitalization stays and death caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Inequality Fueled COVID-19 Transmission in San Francisco’s Mission District, Says New Study

June 18, 2020
In the first six weeks of San Francisco’s shelter-in-place ordinance, continued spread of COVID-19 was increasingly concentrated among low-income Latinx people who were unable to work from home.

Town of Bolinas Antibody Tests Find Minimal History of Infection

June 11, 2020
UCSF infectious disease scientists have released preliminary results of blood tests for COVID-19 antibodies conducted as part of a community-led project to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing to residents of Bolinas.

What It’s Like for UCSF Students Graduating Onto the Frontlines During COVID-19

June 09, 2020
We spoke to several of our graduating students to hear their reflections, concerns and mixed feelings about starting careers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Unhoused People in Southeast San Francisco to Receive Free COVID-19 Testing

June 04, 2020
The collaboration is part of UCSF’s tightly coordinated work with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the state of California, and affected communities to respond to the public health crisis presented by COVID-19.