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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
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Coronavirus: Things to know
5/19/20, Issue #14
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
Is it time for in-state travel?
“If you’re from one county that’s not opened up and you travel to one that is opened up, this is a recipe for disaster,” infectious disease specialist Dean Blumberg told KCRA. See the report
A conspiracy pandemic?
A Los Angeles Times podcast discussed coronavirus conspiracy theories with UC Davis history professor Kathryn Olmsted, who studies them. Listen now

Poison control calls rise in the Sacramento area
“People are buying cleaning products and using them on food, or spraying them excessively,” said emergency medicine professor James Chenoweth. Others are mixing dangerous chemicals. Read more

News you can use: wellness
You’re not alone
May is Mental Health Month, and polls show the pandemic has affected it for a great many of us. California's Surgeon General and UC Davis alumna Nadine Burke Harris has a guidebook for helping to reduce stress and anxiety. See the PDF
Coping as a community
Our Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion organized a webinar series to help with questions about pandemic stress. Watch now
More resources: The state’s coronavirus website includes additional resources for managing stress and emotional health, including support hotlines and programs.

Updates in your community
We’re in this together! Thank you for helping to keep our shared community safe and well.

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

'Your health is mostly connected to your zip code'
A UC Davis Health panel discussed health disparities affecting African Americans, who are dying from coronavirus at rates disproportionate to their population. Read more

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
A teen athlete gets another chance 
With Emma Voorhies in agony from a knee injury and anxious about her sports future, mom Sherie was desperate to help. Read Emma’s story
Expecting moms: please don’t delay care 
Avoiding a clinic or hospital visit out of fear can have dangerous consequences for mom and baby, says UC Davis Health’s maternity services director Debra Wright. Read more

The search for solutions
Researching a troubling COVID-19 syndrome in kids
UC Davis Children’s Hospital is part of an international group researching “multisystem inflammatory syndrome" in children. Learn more

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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