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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending December 17th

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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 at Temple University Health System, spoke with 6ABC about COVID-19 booster shots amid the rise of the Delta and Omicron variants.
  • Telemundo62 interviewed Daniel A. Salerno, MD, MS, Associate Professor of 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, about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.
  • Delana Wardlaw, MD, who practices at Temple Physicians, Inc. at Nicetown, joined Tamala Edwards on 6ABC’s Inside Story to offer insight on the latest guidance regarding COVID-19, including vaccination, boosters, masks, rapid testing, etc. Dr. Wardlaw also emphasized the importance of taking care of your general health and mental health during the stress of the holidays.
  • Temple Health was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about how Philadelphia-area hospitals and health systems are handling the latest wave of COVID-19 cases.