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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
UC Davis providers are volunteering in New York, and also sending messages of support to front-line providers there. See the Twitter post
Coronavirus: Things to know
4/28/20, Issue #8
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
Is 6 feet enough when I’m active outdoors?
Is it safe to use the running track or bike path? Sactown magazine picked the brain of UC Davis aerosol scientist William Ristenpart as warm weather arrived. The appropriate amount of distancing in different contexts is a source of ongoing study and debate.
Facebook Live: State of the pandemic
What have we learned, and what are the next steps and stages, in the global struggle against COVID-19? Hear from our chief of pediatric diseases Dean Blumberg. Watch the video
Preparing for the new normal
Soon the new “COVID normal,” will become a phrase as common as “flattening the curve,” says UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky. Read more

News you can use: wellness
What effects does stress have on our bodies?
And is “restlessness” a diagnosis? Our Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees answers questions from the public about this and more. Watch the TV report
Coping with pandemic sleep patterns
Sleep, rest and routine are building blocks during an anxious time, according to sleep scientists like UC Davis’ Ian Campbell. Read the article

Updates in your community
Thanks for your continued help in flattening the curve in Northern California.

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
Don’t let fear stop you from seeking care
Anxiety causes many patients without coronavirus symptoms to come in much later than normal, says our ER chief Nathan Kuppermann. But waiting even a few hours can mean bad outcomes. See the TV report or his video message
A dental visit leads to a lifesaving aneurysm repair
Joe Peterson of Folsom is one of the many patients who had safe and successful surgeries at UC Davis Medical Center during the pandemic. Learn more

The search for solutions
‘Use the science to actually impact policies’
How can humanity do a better job of keeping dangerous pathogens from jumping to our species? Knowable asked UC Davis’ Jonna Mazet. Read more – or catch her “Blueprint for Hope” at the free UC Global Health Day virtual conference.

A warmup for a deadlier pandemic?
COVID-19 should usher in a “One Health” interconnection of people, animals and ecosystems, UC Davis’ Christine Kreuder Johnson told HuffPost. Read more

Keep doing the five six!

Want to help more?
With the help of generous contributions (thank you!) and careful planning, we no longer need PPE donations at this time. But we do encourage you to donate PPE to other health care providers that may still be accepting it, like the VA Northern California Health Care System.

If you're in a position to help, there may be other ways to do so.
Learn more

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