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Registered nurse Amy Wigglesworth prepares to enter data gathered at the Clinical Research Trials Unit. She is working on the RECOVER study, a national effort to understand Long COVID.

RECOVER explores Long COVID

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

Research shows that protection against hospitalization for COVID-19 is passed from pregnant mothers to their babies. This makes the babies of mothers vaccinated during pregnancy less likely to need hospitalization for the illness.

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy protects babies, research finds

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

Unvaccinated kids bear brunt of COVID-19, studies show

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

From COVID-19 variant to variant, critical care providers fight to save lives

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.

Published on Monday, January 24, 2022

Omicron surge creates unprecedented staff shortages as hospitalizations rise

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

Omicron and Delta variants: What do we know?

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.

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

Majority of children hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated

Published on Monday, January 10, 2022

Omicron’s “surprises” spur scientific interest

Published on Monday, December 13, 2021

Vaccine, booster still best defenses to both Delta and Omicron variants

Published on Monday, December 13, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination offers kids extra layer of protection, pediatricians say

Published on Monday, November 15, 2021

UMMC COVID vaccination appointments now available for children 5 to 11

Published on Thursday, November 11, 2021

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

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

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

Published on Monday, August 23, 2021

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

Published on Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

Delta resurgence reignites COVID-19 research

Published on Monday, August 16, 2021

ED patient crush logjams health system

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