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Registered nurse Leslie Parnell checks on sleeping MIS-C patient Emma Corley of Lumberton as her mother, Crystal Head, looks on.

More COVID-related pediatric hospitalizations to come, UMMC experts warn

Monday, August 23, 2021

On Friday, Children’s of Mississippi had a record number of children with confirmed or suspected cases of MIS-C – six, up from zero a month before. Experts are concerned the Delta surge among children will result in a spike in cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in the next several weeks. Read More

Medical experts are warning the public of the dangers of taking Ivermectin, a medication used to treat heartworms in cows, as a COVID-19 remedy. Photo copyright Getty Images.

Ivermectin cures parasites in cows, not COVID-19 in humans

Monday, August 23, 2021

Mississippians are going to their local feed stores to purchase a drug intended to treat parasites in cows and horses – and they think it’s going to treat or prevent COVID-19. Medical Center experts say those people are misguided by what they read on social media, and that taking Ivermectin can lead to serious side effects and even death. It’s not a drug approved by the FDA for treatment of the virus. Read More

Samaritan’s Purse COVID-19 field hospital to open Wednesday

COVID-19 patients have been receiving care inside a 32-bed Samaritan’s Purse field hospital since Wednesday. The second field hospital to open in less than a week at UMMC, it joins a 20-bed federal field hospital opened Friday for low-acuity COVID-19 patients. The two field hospitals, housed in parking garages, are a resource for UMMC and the state’s other hospitals during the surge of COVID-19’s Delta variant.

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

‘It’s unrelenting’: Rising pediatric COVID-19 cases stress full children’s hospital

Children’s of Mississippi is seeing increasing numbers of otherwise healthy children who are seriously ill with COVID-19, but other cases at the state’s only children’s hospital, anything from routine illnesses and injuries to rare conditions, aren’t decreasing.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Delta resurgence reignites COVID-19 research

UMMC researchers have been studying COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. With the Delta variant dominant in Mississippi, scientists are continuing their work and starting new projects.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

ED patient crush logjams health system

People from across Mississippi are descending on UMMC’s Adult Emergency Department in desperate need of the higher level of care offered by the state’s sole academic medical center. But when all beds are full and exhausted front-line staff are overwhelmed by the record number of COVID-19 patients coming in the door, its disaster mode.

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

The Battle of the Surge: Photographic Story of UMMC and the Rise of COVID-19

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Seven schools and six ways from Sunday: Students, faculty brazen out COVID surge

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

UMMC to start monoclonal antibody clinic Tuesday

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Samaritan’s Purse sets up COVID-19 field hospital at UMMC

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Field hospital set to ease strain amid record-breaking COVID-19 surge

Published on Thursday, August 12, 2021

Field hospital for COVID-19 patients comes as UMMC sets records for virus numbers

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Unvaccinated Mississippians driving hospitals, front-line caregivers to breaking point

Published on Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Pregnancy and COVID-19: ‘It doesn’t have to be this way’

Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

Nasal antiviral response could determine COVID-19 severity

Published on Monday, July 26, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination policy puts patients, families' safety first

Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

Experts debunk misinformation about vaccine, pregnancy

Published on Monday, July 19, 2021

UMMC scientists are seq-ing variants to fight COVID-19

Published on Monday, June 28, 2021

UMMC study: COVID-19 more prevalent in children than thought

Published on Monday, March 1, 2021

COVID-19-linked brain disorder compels victim to tell his story

Published on Monday, February 15, 2021

DIS scheduling system champions COVID-19 vaccines

Published on Monday, February 8, 2021

Black pastors, docs strive to dispel COVID-19 vaccine doubts

Published on Monday, February 1, 2021

Study: Diabetes, COVID-19 combo riskier for Blacks, Hispanics

Published on Monday, January 25, 2021

Meet two new (robot) staffers in UMMC's COVID-19 testing lab

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021

Indianola mother, baby now home after long COVID-19 battle

Published on Monday, January 11, 2021