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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.

Remote Learning, Face Masks – Health Sciences Education Adapts During COVID-19

October 07, 2020
As the thousands of students head back to UCSF this fall, educators across campus have had to balance innovative distance learning opportunities with safely bringing learners back together for experiences that must take place in simulation labs, clinical settings, research labs, and more.

UCSF Launches Pilot of Privacy-Preserving Smartphone Tool to Help Slow Spread of COVID-19

September 30, 2020
Students, faculty and staff at UCSF will be invited to activate COVID Notify on their smartphones.

UCSF Partners With Community Groups to Bring COVID-19 Testing to Oakland

September 24, 2020
In a continuing effort to serve communities that are at high risk of getting COVID-19, UCSF is partnering with Oakland-based community groups to sponsor two days of free mass testing.

Can You Tell If It’s the Flu or COVID-19? Doctors Say It’s Not So Clear

September 24, 2020
With influenza, COVID-19, and the usual cold-weather respiratory infections in circulation this winter, experts say it’s bound to be a confusing season for people to sort out what to do when they fall ill.

Most Infants Are Well Even When Moms are Infected by COVID-19

September 22, 2020
Infants born to women with COVID-19 showed few adverse outcomes, according to the first report in the country of infant outcomes through eight weeks of age.

UCSF’s Covidseeker to Track the Coronavirus with Cellphone Data

September 15, 2020
Movement timelines from cellphone data can help people who have just received a positive test result recall where they have been and who they came into contact with when they were most infectious.

UCSF’s Covidseeker to Track the Coronavirus with Cell Phone Data

September 15, 2020
Movement timelines from cellphone data can help people who have just received a positive test result recall where they have been and who they came into contact with when they were most infectious.

Why COVID-19 Means You Need a Flu Shot This Year

September 09, 2020
Health experts are warning that the addition of another respiratory illness on top of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could overburden the health care system, strain testing capacity, and increase the risk of catching both diseases at once.

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