COVID-19 Updates

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Let’s finish strong, Panthers: Don't jeopardize in-person graduation plans with unsafe behaviors.
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Students from the schools of the health sciences will administer vaccines at upcoming clinics at the Petersen Events Center serving individuals 65 and older.
Zhiyong Peng in a white coat and a light blue shirt with a tie
Former Pitt fellow and critical care doctor Zhiyong Peng spent nearly all his time at the Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University last year. Pittwire checked in to see how he’s doing today.
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One year in, a look back at the Pitt people who sprang to action in the early days of the pandemic.
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During the period of Feb. 1 to 28, 101 questions and concerns related to COVID-19 were submitted to the COVID Concern Connection. See the trends and learn how you can make a report if you see something concerning.
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The University of Pittsburgh will distribute funds to approximately 15,200 students as part of the coronavirus relief package recently passed by Congress, the University announced today.
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The University of Pittsburgh is working to monitor and contain the spread of COVID-19 on and off campus by randomly selecting and testing students for the virus. The process on the Pittsburgh campus has moved inside Posvar Hall this semester—here’s what it looks like.
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The Pitt COVID Concern Connection is a resource for anyone in the University community to share concerns or ask questions related to health behaviors on campus. The COVID Compliance Team will share periodic updates about the reports through Pittwire.
A person in a yellow face mask, orange turban and blue shirt receives a vaccination
In just two and a half weeks, Pitt and the Allegheny County Health Department pulled together a vaccination clinic for 800 patient-facing health care students and professionals in the Pittsburgh region. The event showcased collaboration among Pitt’s health sciences—and hope.
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Early results of the trial, which is part of a three-trial platform consortium spanning more than 300 hospitals worldwide, found that full doses of heparin, a blood thinner, were not only safe but also reduced the need for vital organ support, such as ventilation.