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Monday, January 25, 2021
Chronic illnesses and comorbidities in Mississippi mean the state's prevalence of diabetes is very high. Not only can diabetes be life-threatening, but for Black and Hispanic patients infected with COVID-19, it can increase their chances of hospitalization and even death. Read More
Monday, January 11, 2021
When technologists in the UMMC Molecular Pathology Laboratory went home at night for most of 2020, their hands and wrists ached, and no wonder: They each performed about 1,300 repetitive movements during a workday spent processing COVID-19 tests. This month, however, two robots - nicknamed "Optimus Prime" and "Terminator" by staff members - began shouldering a good bit of the work. Read More
Treatment for Cessie Stringer's COVID-19-induced respiratory failure by a team of UMMC experts saved not only her life, but that of the child she was carrying. More than a month in intensive care and weeks of recovery at the Winfred L. Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants helped Stringer conquer the novel coronavirus.
Published on Monday, January 11, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now available to all UMMC employees and students following last week’s immunizations of employees whose jobs put them at higher risk for contracting the virus. The vaccinations will continue with a few days’ break for Christmas until the Medical Center’s supply runs out.
Published on Monday, December 21, 2020
The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s fight against the spread of COVID-19 got hundreds of shots in the arm today, as the vaccination of front-line employees began.
Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Today, the initial allotment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination was received by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and transferred to on-campus ultra-cold freezers for storage. This allotment consisted of 780 vials, each able to yield five doses of the vaccine for a total of 3,900 doses of the vaccine.
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