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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending April 2nd

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Temple University Health System’s preparations for and treatment of patients amidst the coronavirus pandemic continue to be part of the media’s COVID-19 coverage.

  • Tony S. Reed, MD, PhD, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital, joined 6ABC to discuss the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines.
  • Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, Chair and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, participated in a Q&A with Politico about how to hold a conversation with patients about misinformation on social media, especially regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted the Politico piece.
  • The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University released results compiled from a national survey of college students on the pandemic’s impact on their lives and basic needs, including employment, food and housing. Sara Goldrick-Rab, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Medicine at Temple University, is the Founding Director of the Hope Center. Media outlets, including the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, PhillyVoice and the Temple News, provided coverage of the report.
  • Whitney V. Cabey, MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Center for Urban Bioethics at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about addressing coronavirus vaccine hesitancy among health care workers. Seventy-six percent of staff at Temple University Health System have received the coronavirus vaccine.
  • Anuradha Paranjape, MD, MPH, FACP, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and of Clinical Sciences at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, offered insight to WHYY about a study published in JAMA Network Open examining the relationship between vitamin D levels and the likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19. The study found statistically significant associations of vitamin D levels with COVID-19 risk in Black individuals. Dr. Paranjape was not involved in the study.
  • David Becker, MD, FACC, Director of the Preventive and Integrative Heart Health Program at the Temple Heart and Vascular Institute, wrote a blog post for the Philadelphia Inquirer examining the pros and cons of various supplements for heart disease and COVID-19.