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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending May 21st

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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 Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf, Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson and other Pennsylvania medical professionals for a panel discussion about the COVID-19 vaccines and their effect on children. The Facebook Live event was hosted by the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. “Vax Facts for Parents and Guardians” is the first in a series aimed at providing Pennsylvania communities with relevant and accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccines and addressing questions from citizens. In addition to Facebook Live, the event can also be viewed on PAcast, an official Pennsylvania government website.
  • Sameep Sehgal, MD, Assistant Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, participated in two Q&As with Mid-Day.com, an Indian newspaper. In the first Q&A, Dr. Sehgal answered questions related to COVID-19 symptoms, treatments, testing and vaccination. In the second Q&A, he spoke more in depth about COVID-19 vaccines, including whether those who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, children, and those who have had COVID-19 should receive the vaccine, as well as the dosing schedule.