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Monday, February 28, 2022
UMMC has joined a nationwide study on the post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2, also known as Long COVID. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, RECOVER aims to understand why millions of people have lingering symptoms post-infection and how to treat and prevent Long COVID. Read More
Thursday, February 17, 2022
A study involving experts from the University of Mississippi Medical Center shows infants younger than 6 months are 61 percent less likely to need hospitalization for COVID-19 if their mothers were vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy. Read More
Three national studies that include Children's of Mississippi patients show that children who haven't received the Pfizer vaccine, including ineligible babies and eligible teens, are much more likely to develop severe COVID-19 or MIS-C. The best protection: vaccinating every person in their home who is able.
Published on Monday, January 24, 2022
More than 1,000 Medical Center COVID-19 patients so far have required care in the ICU, sometimes needing mechanical ventilation so that they can breathe. No matter how grim a prognosis might be, UMMC's critical care team and other specialists exhaust every option to save lives.
As Omicron cases surge in Mississippi and nationwide, the Medical Center is navigating the challenges it brings, namely staff shortages and rising hospitalizations. But there’s hope for the future, with a downward trend in cases hoped for by late January or early February.
Published on Tuesday, January 11, 2022
As the Omicron variant sweeps Mississippi and the rest of the nation, those at risk of infection – pretty much everyone – are asking questions about its severity, how infectious it is and what the future holds. Two of the Medical Center’s top infectious diseases specialists answer the questions based on what science is now telling us.
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