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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
Everyone can spare 5 minutes to watch this touching (and trending) video on the importance of sharing gratitude, says our chief wellness officer Peter Yellowlees. Another great source: our Robert Emmons
Coronavirus: Things to know
4/24/20, Issue #7
 
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: prevention
Kids Considered: When to seek care for your child?
We discuss this week’s major coronavirus developments and answer listener questions – such as the most important warning sign that you should seek medical care for your child. Listen now
Masks pose dangers for babies, toddlers
Masks can be deadly for children under 2 for a number of reasons, say our pediatricians.
Learn more
 
If you missed it: UC Davis coronavirus webinar
Answers to audience questions are scattered throughout yesterday’s COVID-19 webinar, which featured experts in infectious diseases, immunology, pathology and emergency medicine. Watch on YouTube

One quick takeaway from show notes: Sometimes breathier activities, such as singing or exercise, might warrant some more social distancing than the standard 6 feet.

News you can use: wellness
Talking with children about COVID-19
UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery on how to openly talk about your kiddos' questions, concerns or fears. See her tips and resources, such as this easy-to-read NPR comic.
 
What child mental health experts say kids need
“Even while sheltering in place, this doesn’t need to be the No. 1 thing on children’s minds all the time,” our Megan Tudor told the Center for Health Journalism. Read more

Updates in your community
Thanks for your help as Northern California works to flatten the curve!

County-specific information
Each of our region’s county public health departments have their own coronavirus websites, with information about local cases, transmission and responses:
The state of California has a coronavirus site with statewide numbers and updates. A web tool by UC Davis researchers also reports cases and testing across the globe, and at the country, state and county levels. Learn more or visit the app

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

Health care on the front lines
What cancer surgery’s like during a pandemic
The Washington Post followed a patient who kept her lung cancer surgery at UC Davis Health. Watch the video
‘I’d never been this sick’
In a personal essay, UCSF professor Marilyn Stebbins shared her experience as a COVID-19 patient, including her care at UC Davis Medical Center. Read more

The search for solutions
‘The real risk is in the way people interact with wildlife’
Prominent virus researchers, including our own Jonna Mazet, say it’s unlikely the new coronavirus emerged from a lab accident. Read the NPR story

Keep doing the five six!

Want to help more?
If you’re in a position to help, you might consider donating bloodmedical supplies or financial resources.
Learn more

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

Bonus reading
For more discussion of the pandemic’s larger effects on our shared society and environment, consider these stories about distance learning inequalities, providing support for at-risk families, and how traffic accidents are down (though speeding has increased).
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