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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
The pandemic is spurring many acts of grace, leading some experts to believe we’ll end up more connected as a society.
Coronavirus: Things to know
4/21/20, Issue #6
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
Accidental burns and poisonings on the rise 
We’ve seen a nearly six-fold increase in burn patients related to at-home food prep during shelter-in-place. See safety tips
And reports to poison centers increased nationally because people are cleaning surfaces more frequently. See prevention tips, including for spring cleaning, and poison control contact info.
FREE public webinar: ask your COVID questions
A UC Davis-organized COVID-19 webinar this 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

News you can use: wellness
Why teens may never be the same
Adolescents typically have a heightened reactivity to stress. Add a pandemic and “this is a recipe for difficult, big emotions for them," UC Davis psychology professor Camelia Hostinar told CNN. She expects mental illness diagnoses to spike. Read the story
Pediatrician: how kids can learn, explore at home
UC Davis pediatrician Ellen McCleery has curated a long list of recommended activities for kids to lend structure to the day. See the list

Updates in your community
Thank you 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
Surgery ‘a godsend’ during pandemic
Despite the lingering anxiety caused by the pandemic, Amber Griffin and her husband were adamant about a surgery to address her disabling pain. Read more

The search for solutions
Sowing new COVID-19 research projects
An antivirus cotton fabric, and a handheld breath-screening device for asymptomatic infections, are two of the UC Davis research projects being seeded by new rapid-response grants. 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.
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 the effect on gun violence, addressing racism against Asian-Americans, coronavirus shaming, and wildlife on our urban streets.
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