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COVID-19 vaccines as effective in real-world settings as in clinical trials

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines offer substantial protection from infection by the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in the “real-world”, concludes a large study carried out at six regions […]


A woman nurse has bruising and discoloration on her face from wearing goggles and masks for long amounts of time.

Health and academic professionals with dependents at greatest risk of quitting after COVID-19

Up to one in five employees at an academic medical institution are considering leaving their professions due to the strains of coping with the pandemic […]


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U OF U Health research plays major role in new CDC guidelines

Research from University of Utah’s Health and Economic Recovery Outreach (HERO) Project contributed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) revised physical distancing guidelines that […]


Severity of COVID-19 determines likelihood of pregnancy complications

Pregnant women who contract SARS-CoV-2, the strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, are at greater risk of dying and experiencing serious complications compared to […]


COVID-19 causes ‘hyperactivity’ in blood-clotting cells

Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes and other serious complications in some patients who have […]


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COVID-19 complication clues

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a […]


First daily surveillance of emerging COVID-19 hot spots

Over the course of the coronavirus epidemic, COVID-19 outbreaks have hit communities across the United States. As clusters of infection shift over time, local officials […]


The overlooked casualties of COVID-19

The daily toll of COVID-19, as measured by new cases and the growing number of deaths, overlooks a shadowy set of casualties: The rising risk […]


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U designs innovative respirator system

In response to the overwhelming demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) due to COVID-19, the Center for Medical Innovation (CMI) at University of Utah Health […]


Portable, reusable test for COVID-19

“Testing, testing, testing.” It’s a mantra that health officials have been constantly promoting because screening people for COVID-19 is the best way to contain its […]