COVID-19

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Pitt experts know moving back home during a pandemic and sheltering in place around loved ones isn’t easy. Here are some of their tips for prioritizing your health and well-being during this time and throughout the holidays—and talking to friends and family about the same.
Pittsburgh Lends Expertise, Arms to Moderna Vaccine Development
On Monday, Moderna became the second company to announce promising early results of its Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial. The Pittsburgh site, led by Pitt’s Judy Martin, has seen more than 250 Pittsburghers roll up their sleeves to volunteer.
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Yes, it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice. With cases in the region rising and students preparing to leave Pitt campuses before Thanksgiving, here’s what you need to know about reinfection and spread.
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Four Pitt experts offer their thoughts on Pfizer’s announcement today of a vaccine that early data show is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19.
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The changes came after the University’s team of medical experts assessed a significant increase in positive COVID-19 cases among students over the weekend and aim to reduce the spread of the virus when students interact with families and loved ones at the end of the term.
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Enrollment for spring 2021 is underway and the University is improving and evolving its full plan to allow students and faculty to structure their semesters based on how and when they would like to engage in each of their classes.
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Research published today in Science describes a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful antibody fragments from llamas, which could then be fashioned into inhalable therapeutics for COVID-19. Tune in today at 3 p.m. EST for a press conference on the findings.
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Child development and nutrition experts share advice for making sure this strange Halloween is still a fun one for kids.
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If you missed yesterday’s panel discussion on rolling out a vaccine for COVID-19, watch the recording here, or read highlights from a wide-ranging discussion.
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Pitt’s Jonas Salk Chair for Vaccine Research explains why we need multiple candidate vaccines, what’s special about SARS-CoV-2 and why he’s hopeful about the future.