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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
Seeking routine medical care may feel concerning right now, but delayed care often becomes more complicated later. It’s still crucial to follow up with your providers, especially on things like delayed procedures, chronic conditions and childhood vaccinations.
Coronavirus: Things to know
5/8/20, Issue #11
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
What to expect when schools reopen?
Our Kids Considered podcast discusses this week’s major coronavirus developments, including reports about Kawasaki disease associated with coronavirus infection. Listen now
Skin rashes showing in some COVID-19 cases
Dermatologist Oma Agbai fielded questions from Good Day Sacramento about skin rashes and their possible connection to the novel coronavirus. Watch the video

A closer look at a cough drug
In a study of 75 drug compounds on SARS-CoV-2, the common over-the-counter cough suppressant dextromethorphan caused the virus to grow in test-tube research on non-human cells. But researchers said more tests are needed, especially in humans, before any definite conclusions. Read more

News you can use wellness
Nutrition tricks for sheltering
Registered dietitian nutritionist Cathy Deimeke on how to manage temptations when the fridge and pantry are just a few feet away. Watch the video
Using mind-body practices to deal with COVID-19 stresses  and risks
Meditation and other mind-body practices can reduce the inflammatory response, and perhaps help some COVID-19 risks like COPD from getting worse. Read the news report

Expert panel: COVID-19’s impacts on the food supply
Eating healthy is important during the pandemic – so why is milk being dumped and produce rotting in fields, while grocery shelves go empty? California’s ag chief, UC Davis researchers, and grocers and food distributors will discuss May 12 in the Mondavi Institute’s Savor series. Learn more

Updates in your community
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

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
During 50 days of COVID-19 care, telemedicine connects a family
Suren Vaniyev marked two big milestones this week: he got to go home after weeks of coronavirus treatment, and he celebrated his 81st birthday. A virtual visit program helped him connect with loved ones during his long recovery. Learn more
REMINDER: African Americans and COVID-19
African Americans are dying from coronavirus at rates disproportionate to their population, both nationwide and in California. Local physicians will discuss health disparities in a free May 14 UC Davis Health webinar. Learn more

The search for solutions

New podcast series on COVID-19 research
Two new series take deep dives into how university clinicians, scientists, engineers and others are fighting the pandemic. The first episode, with our deans of medicine and veterinary medicine, was released yesterday. Listen or 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.

Bonus reading:
For more discussion of the pandemic’s larger effects on our shared society and environment, consider these stories about COVID-19’s impact on insurance rates and how running can be a way to connect in a disconnected world. Or find art and musical performances to enjoy – virtually – in the university’s Weekender arts blog and newsletter.
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