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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending January 29th

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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, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital, discussed the transition from Phase 1A to Phase 1B and beginning to provide patients with COVID-19 vaccinations for pieces with WHYY and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He also discussed the state of vaccinating Temple’s workforce with the Philadelphia Business Journal.
  • Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer for an article about the role of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment of COVID-19. Dr. Criner shared how Temple has created a monoclonal antibody infusion area for certain patients with the condition.
  • 6ABC interviewed Margot Savoy, MD, MPH, Chair and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, about six of the bigger questions patients currently have about the coronavirus vaccines. The interview was published on 6ABC’s streaming apps, including Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Dr. Savoy also offered insight on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the time frame between receiving the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Jamie Garfield, MD, Associate Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and Core Clinical Educator at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of Quality and Improvement and Patient Safety, Core Clinical Faculty, in the Internal Medicine Residency at Temple University Hospital, joined NBC10 to discuss the game-changing nature of the coronavirus vaccines, her experience receiving both doses, and the promise of monoclonal antibody therapies.
  • Whitney V. Cabey, MD, MSHP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and in the Center for Urban Bioethics at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, shared what it was like getting her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine with WHYY.
  • 6ABC highlighted a new lab at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and its ability to process 20,000 COVID-19 tests per week.
  • Minister Carl Morrow shared his experience with COVID-19 and what it was like receiving care in the COVID unit at Temple University Hospital with 6ABC. He also encouraged viewers to get the coronavirus vaccine once they are eligible.
  • 6ABC, WBOC-TV and other media outlets highlighted staff at Temple University Hospital receiving a take-home gift of AllWell AllOver, a face and body masque for skin from Renmatix, Inc.