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UC Davis Health | Coronavirus Updates
The “New COVID Normal” isn’t crowds at the beach – nor should it be ignoring a check on a suspicious mole at your dermatologist’s office, says UC Davis Health CEO David Lubarsky in a message about the importance of seeking care.
Coronavirus: Things to know
5/12/20, Issue #12
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
Ask us your coronavirus questions
Can our pets place us at risk for contracting the coronavirus? Can we get the virus through sexual transmission? Answers to these questions and more feature in a second UC Davis COVID-19 webinar this Thursday, May 14, which includes UC Davis Health leaders. Learn more
How coronavirus attacks your lungs
“There aren't a lot of respiratory viruses that go both upper and lower, and this is one of them,” says UC Davis Health pulmonologist Michael Schivo. See the NPR story

News you can use wellness
Coronavirus shopping anxiety? Tips from therapists
For people already grappling with anxiety, shopping can awaken a fresh set of worries as California begins to reopen retail. Read the news story
Coping with sleep loss
Neurologist and sleep specialist Matthew Chow spoke to FOX40 about ways to cope with pandemic-related sleep problems. Watch the TV report

Updates in your community
Thanks for helping to keep our shared community safe.

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
Delaying immunizations risks other outbreaks
Receiving timely well-child checks and immunizations is more important than ever, our chair of pediatrics told the Wall Street Journal. New data shows many kids are missing protections against meningitis, measles and whooping cough.

The search for solutions
A blueprint for hope from front-line scientists
That was one of the themes of this year’s UC-wide Global Health Day conference, which included expert updates on the pandemic and health social disparities. Watch on YouTube

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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