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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
A May 14 UC Davis Health panel will focus on health disparities in the African American community, where the coronavirus is having disproportionate effects.
Coronavirus: Things to know
5/5/20, Issue #10
A selection of updates and news-you-can-use from UC Davis Health experts, for our patients and shared community. For more, follow us on social or visit our coronavirus site.

News you can use  prevention
‘One cannot over-moisturize’
It’s World Hand Hygiene Day, and a constant challenge for health providers – caring for your hands after washing so often – is now one for all of us, too. For tips from UC Davis dermatologists, read more
How the pandemic affects African Americans
Physicians will discuss health disparities in the African American community and dispel COVID-19 myths in this free May 14 UC Davis Health webinar, moderated by Rashid Sidqe. Learn more

News you can use wellness
Ask us anything about pets and COVID-19
Experts at UC Davis’ #1-ranked veterinary school are fielding questions about animals and coronavirus on Instagram. Watch the videos (Instagram required)
How to cope when indoors with my family?
And how will the pandemic affect our children in the long term? Our Chief Wellness Officer Peter Yellowlees answers questions about this and more. Watch the TV report

Updates in your community
Thanks for your continued help in flattening Northern California's 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
Help celebrate the Year of the Nurse
In honor of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organization has named 2020 the Year of the Nurse. A new UC Davis blog project celebrates nurses with StoryCorps-style interviews. Listen now
A patient puts her faith in a comprehensive cancer center
When Grace Parker's cancer returned, COVID-19 didn't stop her from having the surgery to remove it. Read more

The search for solutions
Pandemic: Behind the Headlines
In this episode of Fox 40’s coronavirus podcast, hear from UC Davis School of Medicine Dean Allison Brashear about work to save lives. Listen to the podcast
Coronavirus in Context: The Promise of Remdesivir
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer interviewed Stuart Cohen, the principal investigator of the remdesivir COVID-19 treatment trial at UC Davis. Watch the video

Keep doing the five six!

Want to help more?
UC Davis is partnering with Vitalant in Sacramento to collect blood for convalescent plasma, a possible treatment for COVID-19. Learn more about the treatment and how to donate
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 our region's VA.

There may be other ways to help UC Davis Health care teams as well, if you’re in a position to do so.
Learn more

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