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COVID-19: The Latest Information from UPMC

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April 1, 2020

 

Source: The New York Times
April 1, 2020
… On a recent morning, for example, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered that a ferret exposed to Covid-19 particles had developed a high fever — a potential advance toward animal vaccine testing. ...

 

Source: The New York Times
March 31, 2020
… On a recent morning, for example, scientists at the University of Pittsburgh discovered that a ferret exposed to Covid-19 particles had developed a high fever — a potential advance toward animal vaccine testing. ...

 

Source: Fierce Healthcare
March 31, 2020
… One health system that is bucking the trend is UPMC in Pittsburgh. …

 

Source: The Post and Courier
March 31, 2020
… A safe and effective vaccine will be the most powerful weapon against the coronavirus, and researchers are studying at least 35 vaccine candidates, said Paul Duprex, director of vaccine research at the University of Pittsburgh and one of the summit’s participants. …

 

Source: CorkBeo
March 31, 2020
The South/South West Hospital Group have confirmed that the Bons Secours, Mater Private and UPMC Whitfield, Waterford will be working in collaboration with HSE hospitals in the region to combat the Covid-19 crisis. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 31, 2020
… She also said the state is relying on several models of the disease, including the FRED model from the University of Pittsburgh, to create predictions of COVID-19’s spread. ...

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
March 31, 2020
… UPMC and Allegheny Health Network, among other health care systems and hospitals, also are making preparations to increase capacity. …

 

Source: KDKA-TV
April 1, 2020
… Eugene Frank died Friday at UPMC Jameson after testing positive last week. …

 

Source: The Associated Press
March 30, 2020
… Automatically excluding certain groups from receiving ventilators, such as those with severe lung disease, invokes ethical issues, said Dr. Douglas White at the University of Pittsburgh. ...

 

Source: CNN
March 31, 2020
… “Average daily temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius), but we all actually go up and down quite a bit during the day as much as half of a degree or a degree," said Dr. John Williams, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. …

 

Source: KDKA-TV
March 31, 2020
… A top researcher at UPMC says social distancing is working, although this is no time to loosen up. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
March 31, 2020
… Commonwealth health officials are working with the University of Pittsburgh and its FRED infectious-disease modeling system to make tweaks to the modeling based on the most up-to-date data. …

 

Source: KDKA-TV
March 31, 2020
… The state Department of Health has been working with the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health and using its model that projects outcomes of the coronavirus outbreak. …

 

Source: Penn Live
March 31, 2020
… In a news conference, Levine said the health department has been working with the University of Pittsburgh on a model to determine the peak of the virus. …

 

Source: WTAJ-TV (Altoona)
March 31, 2020
U.P.M.C opened a collection site for coronavirus testing in Somerset Tuesday. …

 

Source: Observer Today
April 1, 2020
Beginning today, UPMC Chautauqua will begin directing patients who receive physician consultation and referral for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to an outpatient specimen collection site at Jones Health, 51 Glasgow Ave, Bldg. E. The hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. …

 

Source: The Post-Journal
April 1, 2020
Beginning today, UPMC Chautauqua said it will begin directing patients who receive physician consultation and referral for symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to an outpatient specimen collection site at Jones Health, 51 Glasgow Ave, Building E, in Jamestown. …

 

Source: The Observer-Reporter
April 1, 2020
… Rudzinski, who is going to deliver at UPMC Magee-Women’s Hospital, Pittsburgh, is doing telehealth appointments with her OB/GYN and was given a blood pressure cuff and monitor for those appointments. ...

 

Source: WHTM-TV (Harrisburg)
April1, 2020
UPMC Pinnacle’s Dr. Melissa Brown says it makes sense that kids don’t fully understand the new normal we are now living in. …

 

Source: Lancaster Online
April 1, 2020
As the world hopes for the speedy development of a vaccine for the coronavirus, it’s a good time for adults to take stock of their immunizations and ensure they are protecting themselves – and the greater community - from the many other illnesses that can threaten their good health, says Heather Morphy, MD a UPMC family physician. …’

 

Source: The Post-Journal
April 1, 2020
… Our publications have learned that there are at least 15 to 20 of these machines in stock at the health-care facilities of Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk, UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown and Westfield Memorial Hospital. …

 

Source: Tribune-Democrat
March 31, 2020
… UPMC Bedford and UPMC Altoona share a number of services.

 

Source: Cumberland Times-News
March 31, 2020
… UPMC Bedford and UPMC Altoona share a number of services. …

 

Source: Altoona Mirror
March 31, 2020
… The DoH is studying epidemiological models provided by the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Washington to get a handle on when the peak may come, but “modeling is very complex,” Levine said. …

 

Source: The Morning Call
March 31, 2020
… The state, she said, is working with a University of Pittsburgh model to get a handle on how the pandemic will play out statewide. …

 

Source: Pennsylvania Capital-Star
March 31, 2020
… Asked when or if the disease might start to seriously impact the Pennsylvania’s hospitals in the same way it has affected other states, Levine said the state is working closely with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh to model the spread of the illness. …

 

Source:The Shippensburg News Chronicle
April 1, 2020
At UPMC, we continue to move forward in implementing our COVID-19 response measures. ...

 

Source: The Times
March 31, 2020
UPMC announced Monday a pay protection program for its employees. ...

 

Source: Herald-Star
March 31, 2020
… On Sunday, UPMC’s media relations manager confirmed three employees had tested positive for the coronavirus during the past four days. …

 

Source: The Wheeling Intelligencer
April 1, 2020
… On Sunday, UPMC’s media relations manager confirmed three employees had tested positive for the coronavirus during the past four days. ...

 

Source: The Progress
March 31, 2020
… He works at Reading Hospital in Berks County and also at UPMC Altoona. …

 

Source: Cumberland Times-News
March 31, 2020
… The Cumberland Times-News asked UPMC Western Maryland and Allegany County Health Department officials if they are concerned that the lack of local cases will cause people to drop their guard against fighting the disease. …

 

Source: WJET-TV (Erie)
March 31, 2020
… Officials at Saint Vincent, UPMC Hamot and the VA Medical Center say the patient was not undergoing treatment at those facilities. ...

 

Source: Erie Times-News
March 31, 2020
… UPMC Hamot officials declined to comment, saying they weren’t able to discuss any patient information.

 

Source: MyNewsLA.com
March 31, 2020
… Those nursing homes will “do their best, they’ll try to contain it, but people will run out of (protective equipment), caregivers will get sick, and people will die,” said David A. Nace, clinical chief of geriatric medicine for University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. …

 

Source: Medscape
March 31, 2020
… Lamontagne is from Universitaire de Sherbrooke, Canada, and Angus is from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, and is an associate editor with JAMA. ...

 

Source: Becker’s Hospital Review
March 31, 2020
… Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Pittsburgh-based UPMC are working with the maker of a digital stethoscope and mobile EKG technology. …

 

Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
March 31, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh Engineering Makerspace and UPMC 3D Print Lab launched a survey looking for local companies with 3D printing capabilities and other resources who are willing to help with the COVID-19 response effort. ...

 

Source: Tribune-Review
March 31, 2020
… “There is a possibility that constructing homemade masks, or even to wear masks in public as a healthy person, can provide a false sense of security,” said Dr. Gavin Harris, a UPMC infectious disease physician and critical care fellow. …

 

Source: WHTM-TV
March 31, 2020
UPMC is accepting donations this week. Donations can be dropped off on Seventh Street weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

 

Source: The Baltimore Sun
March 31, 2020
… In 2013, physicians and bioethicists at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh collaborated on a pilot study aimed at developing community-informed criteria for allocating scarce health care resources during disasters. ...

 

Source: Clinton County Record 
March 30, 2020 
… Board chairman Miles Kessinger said tests are conducted at Geisinger Avis and UPMC Lock Haven Hospital, but those tested have to be pre-screened by their doctor… 

 

Source: NorthCentralPA.com
March 31, 2020
… Members of the United Way staff are writing thank you notes to members of the UPMC team in Williamsport, Muncy, Wellsboro, and Lock Haven to thank them for their selfless work in caring for our community. …

 

Source: New Castle News
March 31, 2020
… On Tuesday, the family plans to bring four dozen donuts from Dunkin to UPMC Jameson for their workers. ...

 

Source: Patch
March 31, 2020
Pam Berman, a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, was recently named recipient of the inaugural Enduring Heart & Soul Transplant Coordinator Award, presented by the nonprofit Enduring Hearts. …

 

Source: The Tube City Almanac
March 31, 2020
… In addition to the hysterectomy, I agreed to participate in a research study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh regarding endometriosis and how to treat it. …
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