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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending December 11th

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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.

  • Thomas Fekete, MD, MACP, Thomas Durant Chair and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about whether those who have had COVID-19 now have immunity from the virus and if they should still receive one of the vaccines once approved.
  • Mary F. Morrison, MD, MS, FACP, Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, joined NBC10 to discuss people’s mindset during the COVID-19 pandemic in connection with recommended safety protocols such as wearing face masks and social distancing.
  • Telemundo62 interviewed Daniel A. Salerno, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Clinical Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of Critical Care Services in the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Salerno discussed COVID-19’s effect in the Hispanic community, and emphasized that Temple currently has sufficient personnel and resources to care for patients during this most recent surge.
  • WHYY detailed how the first COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed among health care workers.