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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
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Coronavirus: Things to know
4/17/20, Issue #5
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
Ask our experts your coronavirus questions
A UC Davis-organized COVID-19 webinar next Thursday, April 23, features experts in infectious diseases, immunology, pathology and emergency medicine. The public is invited to submit advance questions and attend via YouTube or Zoom (register). Learn more
Perspective on ease of spread, distancing, pets, more
New research on how easily coronavirus spreads is a topic of this week’s Kids Considered podcast, along with disparities, disinfectants and more. Listen now or submit questions at or 916-915-3388 (msg).

News you can use: wellness
Smart snacking during COVID
Stress + nearby kitchen + lack of structure = snack bonanzas. But UC Davis Health dietitian Jaime Tucker has tips to keep it health(ier). Learn more on our Good Food Is Good Medicine blog.
Facebook Live: Flourishing during COVID-19?
Our psychiatry chair Helen Kales on how to stay mentally healthy and strong during the COVID-19 era – and even thrive and flourish. Watch the video and news interviews

Worry Monster activity helps kids process anxiety
See this therapeutic activity video from our Creative Arts Therapy team here. Or tune in here every Friday at 3 p.m. for fun, relaxing art activities with our experts.

Updates in your community
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
‘He didn’t have any good non-surgical options’
In a time of pandemic, getting approval for an operation can be a sweet sound for patients and families struggling with existing health problems. Read one patient’s story

The search for solutions
Results from first trial of promising antiviral
Preliminary results are in from a world-first clinical study of remdesivir, which included UC Davis Health. The small study was given to patients on a “compassionate use” basis to help doctors assess the value of potential new treatments that may save lives, until large randomized studies are complete. Learn more

‘Sick posts’ on social may help COVID tracking
While social media can be a notoriously fickle source of quality information, “sick posts” could also give public health officials a head start on emerging diseases, UC Davis researchers say. Learn more

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 (today is UC Davis Give Day)!
Learn more

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