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WVXU: COVID numbers are low across Greater Cincinnati. Will...

October 19, 2022

COVID-19 cases are declining across Greater Cincinnati, but this time of the year is also traditionally the peak for respiratory illnesses meaning the virus will probably hang on into next year. WVXU interviewed some local infectious disease experts for a story on what to expect from COVID-19 during the fall and winter months. One of those was Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.

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WVXU: COVID numbers are low across Greater Cincinnati. Will...

October 19, 2022

COVID-19 cases are declining across Greater Cincinnati, but this time of the year is also traditionally the peak for respiratory illnesses meaning the virus will probably hang on into next year. WVXU interviewed some local infectious disease experts for a story on what to expect from COVID-19 during the fall and winter months. One of those was Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.

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Statehouse News: Ohio doctors recommend getting COVID-19...

September 14, 2022

The Ohio Department of Health recently announced COVID-19 boosters with the new formulation to target Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are now available statewide. The Pfizer booster is available to Ohioans 12-years-old and older and the Moderna vaccine is available to those 18 years and up. Doctors are urging Ohioans to get those vaccines now. One of those Ohio doctors is Anna Goroncy, MD, of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the UC College of Medicine.

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Cincinnati.com: Should I get one of the new COVID-19 boosters?

September 7, 2022

The new booster vaccines to protect against severe COVID-19 have been authorized for use, and they come with the bonus of extra protection against the omicron variants that have been hovering and infecting people for months. Cincinnati.com checked with local experts on COVID-19 boosters, including Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine.

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UC research examines COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

August 25, 2022

One of the major roadblocks in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic was people refusing to get vaccinated against the virus. New research at UC examines that vaccine hesitancy and provides key insights into the behaviors and perceptions of the U.S. population during a critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic, just as vaccines were becoming more available.

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Cincinnati.com: Sore throat. Sneezing. Coughing. Is it allergies...

July 27, 2022

The latest COVID-19 subvariants have pushed hospitalizations and cases in Greater Cincinnati high enough that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week recommended indoor masking in eight local counties. Many people are experiencing symptoms including scratchy sore throat, runny nose, a cough and a headache, raising the question of whether the symptoms are from COVID or allergies. Cincinnati.com asked some local experts to weigh in, including Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine.

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WXVU: New variants of COVID are rising fast. What does that mean...

July 12, 2022

New variants of COVID-19 continue to emerge — and some research suggests they're more contagious than ever. Troublingly, those variants seem to be more resistant to vaccines than past versions of the virus — and they're becoming the predominant strains of COVID in the United States. WVXU interviewed Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the UC College of Medicine to learn more about the BA.4 and BA.5 COVID variants.

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Local 12: National HIV Testing Day is Monday, June 27

June 27, 2022

Monday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and Local 12 interviewed Carl FIchtenbaum, MD, of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UC College of Medicine about a report showing a decrease in new HIV cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Omicron hit rural America harder than cities

June 14, 2022

The omicron variant of COVID-19 spread most quickly in populated, urban areas in late 2021 and early 2022 but caused more fatalities in rural counties where vaccinations are lagging, according to an analysis by the University of Cincinnati. Researchers say COVID-19 exposed disparities in health care in rural America.

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UC to develop new cancer treatments

June 7, 2022

A chemical engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati will work with a South Korean pharmaceutical company to develop new cancer treatments using the technology found in some COVID-19 vaccines UC College of Engineering and Applied Science professor Joo-Youp Lee will work with Yuhan Corp. and Ewha Womans University in South Korea to improve the delivery of treatments that use messenger RNA and lipid nanoparticles. This technology also is being used to treat infectious diseases and genetic disorders.

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