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WVXU: UC looking For COVID-19 research volunteers

July 19, 2021

UC esearchers are part of the worldwide effort to better understand COVID-19 and how it has impacted communities. For nearly seven months now, they've relied on volunteers to provide information about how they've experienced the pandemic. But the window to help with the nationwide Community Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Study, called COMPASS, is closing. In an interview with WVXU, Maggie Powers-Fletcher, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the UC College of Medicine, says the trial involves completing a questionnaire and providing blood and nasal swab samples.

WCPO-TV: Experts: Reopening states still far from herd immunity

June 8, 2021

Masks are coming off in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, thanks to widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine and politicians’ increasing willingness to let unvaccinated people roll the dice on their own health. WCPO-TV interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases who said any amount of vaccination is helpful in preventing the novel coronavirus from spreading, but unvaccinated people are still in danger as social gatherings and indoor events resume.

Local 12: What researchers say we should know about heart...

May 25, 2021

Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases was interviewed by two local TV stations for a story they did on myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccines. An advisory committee to the CDC is looking into reports that some teenagers and young adults who have received the COVID-19 vaccine have experienced heart inflammation. They’re reviewing these cases to see if there’s a possible connection.

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