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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending January 14th

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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 “flurona,” or testing positive for the flu and COVID-19 simultaneously.
•    Axios interviewed Meghan Musselman, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, on best practices for managing your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
•    Temple University Health System shared with the Philadelphia Inquirer that it has not had to delay any procedures due to the nationwide blood shortage but is watching the supply closely. The Inquirer write-up also highlighted that Temple University Hospital is hosting a community blood drive with the American Red Cross at the Temple University Student Faculty Center on Friday, January 28th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. To make an appointment, click here or visit and use the sponsor code: TU Hospital