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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending July 3rd

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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.

  • Delana Wardlaw, MD, who practices at Temple Physicians Inc. at Nicetown, and her identical twin sister Dr. Elana McDonald joined “Good Morning America” on ABC to discuss topics including health care disparities (and why COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color), testing, and contact tracing. The segment on “Strahan, Sara, & Keke” also recognized Dr. Wardlaw for being named the 2020 Co-Family Physician of the Year by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Jamie Garfield, MD, Associate Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Assistant Chief Quality Officer for Temple Faculty Physicians; and Director of Quality and Improvement and Patient Safety, Internal Medicine Residency, at Temple University Hospital, was interviewed by HealthDay about e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI), which may look like COVID-19.
  • David O’Gurek, MD, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, spoke with the (Lehighton) Times News about some of the challenges he’s experienced during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the need to “follow the science” and continue social distancing.
  • Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS, Clinical Professor at the Temple University School of Pharmacy, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases at Temple University Hospital, and Director of the Postgraduate Year Two Infectious Diseases Residency at the Temple University School of Pharmacy, was a presenter on the CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Call on June 27th, where he discussed treatment updates, specifically on remdesivir and dexamethasone, across the spectrum of COVID-19 illness.