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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
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Coronavirus: Things to know
4/10/20, Issue #3
A selection of the latest coronavirus updates and news-you-can-use from UC Davis Health experts, for our patients and our shared community. For more, follow us on social or visit our coronavirus webpage.

News you can use – COVID prevention
Your new pandemic BFFs
Supporting your immune strength is always important – and maybe now more than ever. Getting key immune-boosting nutrients from food is an elegant way to do it, while also helping overall health. Learn more at our Good Food is Good Medicine blog
A ‘rhythm’ that may increase COVID-19 resilience
Another answer to boosting immunity may lie in maintaining a robust circadian rhythm – both by following a daily routine, and avoiding specific “dance crashers.” Learn more at UC Health

Can my pet get coronavirus? Can I get it from them?
The UC Davis veterinary hospital’s chief medical officer shared context in several recent interviews. Veterinarians also compiled FAQs for pet owners – including tips for referred pet anxiety.

Updates in your community
New user-friendly COVID-19 tracking app
A new web tool by UC Davis researchers reports cases and testing across the globe, and at the country, state and county levels. Learn more or visit the app
More county-specific information
Each of our region’s county public health departments have their own dedicated coronavirus websites, with information about local cases, transmission and responses: The state of California also has a dedicated coronavirus website with statewide numbers and updates.

Note: Infections in a community may vary against reported numbers, due to factors such as testing limitations. See local websites for context.

Mental health, wellness and kids
California Surgeon General on pandemic traumas
UC Davis School of Medicine alumna Nadine Burke Harris addresses coronavirus-related stress, and why taking care of your physical and mental health is important. See her advice and learn more about her
Coronavirus podcast for parents
This week’s Kids Considered podcast features updates on masking recommendations, and a special segment on the importance of children’s routines and how parents can facilitate distance learning. Listen now

Online education help for parents 
A new UC Davis-based California History-Social Science Project also offers support to help children continue learning from home. See resources or learn more

Health care on the front lines
COVID patient leaves hospital after 2 weeks
"I feel 100% better," Vincent Carter said after discharge from UC Davis Medical Center. His treatment, a combination of a clinical trial and other medication, offers a bit of promising news. Read more
On the front lines in NYC's epicenter
Retired UC Davis nurse Ann Nichols volunteered to go to New York to help care teams there. See the TV news report

Inside the drive for tests, treatments and preventions
Boosting California’s testing capacity
After steadily increasing its own coronavirus testing, UC Davis Health is collaborating with the state to boost California’s, as announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom. UC Davis Health experts are also helping to set state and national standards for responding to COVID-19.

Environmental damage helps viruses jump to humans
Loss of habitat and biodiversity increases risk of viral spillover from animals to humans, UC Davis researchers reported in an internationally covered study, and it’s expected to get worse. There may also be climate change impacts.

Want to help more?
If you’re in a position to help, you might consider donating blood – as well as medical supplies or financial resources.
Learn more

Keep doing the five six!

Stay informed
For more information visit our coronavirus webpage or follow us on social.
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