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The latest news and announcements from Emory University and Emory Healthcare about coronavirus.

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Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

Emory has a number of faculty members and health care professionals who can speak about many facets of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Emory launches national dashboard to help visualize COVID-19 disparities

Although COVID-19 has swept the entire country, its burden has not been spread equally. Some communities suffer high infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths. To shine a light on the virus’ differential impact, Emory researchers developed the COVID-19 Health Equity Dashboard.

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Emory team brings COVID-19 testing, education to poultry workers in rural Ga.

Emory epidemiologist Jodie Guest and graduate students from the Rollins School of Public Health provided COVID-19 tests to 450 poultry plant workers, family members and other contacts during a recent trip to Hall County.

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Cleaning tips from a chemist who researches disinfectants

Many people have become more “clean conscious” due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean common household cleaners are being used correctly. Chemist Bill Wuest shares insights on key ingredients and how to best use these products in the home.

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Emory, state of Georgia collaborate on COVID-19 response

Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health will embark on a new partnership with the state of Georgia in increasing its public health resources to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

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COVID-19 exposes health inequities, underscores the need for more inclusivity in research

As evidence mounts that COVID-19 disproportionately claims the lives of people from minority communities, particularly African Americans, researchers say it is time to correct the traditional underrepresentation of these groups in research studies.

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COVID-19 research: Emory’s work spans the gamut, from bench to bedside

Within weeks after the pandemic began, researchers across a wide variety of disciplines at Emory University mobilized their resources and expertise to address various dimensions of COVID-19.

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Emory doctors study link between thickness of blood, clotting and inflammation in COVID-19 patients

After noticing unusual blood clotting in many patients diagnosed with COVID-19, doctors at Emory University believe there may be a connection to the thickness of their blood, known as hyperviscosity, with inflammation and clotting.

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Emory expert provides insight on caring for women planning pregnancy, currently pregnant or delivering a baby during the pandemic

Whether planning a pregnancy, currently pregnant or delivering a baby during the COVID-19 pandemic, an Emory University expert says critical information is limited about the effects of coronavirus on pregnant women and their newborns and much remains to be learned.

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Emory, partners receive $31 million COVID-19 testing grant

Emory University is sharing in a $31 million federal grant designed to rapidly transform innovative technologies into widely accessible COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

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Emory researchers report lower ICU and ventilator mortality in critically ill adults with COVID-19

As COVID-19 has become the leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers at Emory University report a lower number of deaths than what most have reported for critically ill COVID-19 patients using mechanical ventilation.

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Emory’s antibody study sheds light on COVID-19 immunity

New research from Emory University indicates that nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop virus-neutralizing antibodies within six days of testing positive. The findings will be key in helping researchers understand protective immunity against SARS-CoV-2 and in informing vaccine development.

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Academic centers join clinical trial to demonstrate efficacy of remdesivir and baricitinib against COVID-19

Emory University and Eli Lilly have developed a strategy for studying the safety and efficacy of an anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib as a potential treatment for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

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Emory launches study on COVID-19 immune responses

Emory University researchers are taking part in a multi-site study across the United States to track the immune responses of people hospitalized with COVID-19 that will help inform how the disease progresses and potentially identify new ways to treat it.

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COVID-19: Emory on the Front Lines

Despite having to keep isolated from his family, including a newborn daughter, Emory emergency physician Justin Schrager soldiers on to treat COVID-19 patients and flatten the curve.

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Emory part of national program to fast-track COVID-19 tests

Emory, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology are teaming up to evaluate promising COVID-19 testing technology

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Emory helps lead research on drug to treat COVID-19 patients

Emory played a leading role in the government-sponsored clinical trial of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir, hailed by Dr. Anthony Fauci as the new standard of care for hospitalized patients. Emory enrolled more patients than any other study site in the world.

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FDA: Human trials can begin for Emory COVID-19 antiviral

Human clinical trials may begin on an antiviral compound which was discovered and developed by Emory University and shows promise as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

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Emory new site in NIH-sponsored coronavirus vaccine study

Emory’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit is participating in a clinical trial testing a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19, the first such vaccine to be tested in the United States.

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Emory among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

Emory University will take part in an NIH-sponsored global clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutic agents in hospitalized adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19. The drug remdesivir is the first agent to be evaluated.

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First nurse ever from office of quality receives DAISY Award

July 9, 2020

Emory key part of newly launched NIH network for COVID-19 clinical trials

July 8, 2020

Emory libraries reopen on appointment-only basis effective July 6

July 2, 2020

World Zoonoses Day: 'We have to act now to avoid even bigger catastrophes'

July 2, 2020

Emory team brings COVID-19 testing, education to poultry workers in rural Ga.

July 1, 2020

Virtual town hall answers student questions about fall return to Emory campus

June 26, 2020

Cleaning tips from a chemist who researches disinfectants

June 23, 2020

Emory launches national dashboard to help visualize COVID-19 disparities

June 18, 2020

Emory, state of Georgia collaborate on COVID-19 response

June 16, 2020

COVID-19 research: Emory’s work spans the gamut, from bench to bedside

June 12, 2020

Emory announces plans for fall semester

June 11, 2020

COVID-19 exposes health inequities, underscores the need for more inclusivity in research

June 11, 2020

Statement on Emory Healthcare resuming elective surgical and procedural services

June 11, 2020

Emory University announces fall semester plans

June 11, 2020

Emory expert provides insight on caring for women planning pregnancy, currently pregnant or delivering a baby during the pandemic

June 8, 2020

First-year students' stories of a pandemic: Study seeks data to help them flourish

June 4, 2020

Emory doctors study link between thickness of blood, clotting and inflammation in COVID-19 patients

June 3, 2020

Emory, partners receive $31 million COVID-19 testing grant

May 29, 2020

101-year-old retired nurse has survived COVID-19 and 1918 flu pandemic

May 27, 2020

Emory researchers report lower ICU and ventilator mortality in critically ill adults with COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Behavioral studies in era of COVID-19 raise new concerns about diversity

May 26, 2020

All Hands on Deck: The Zoom experts

May 26, 2020

'Health Behind Locked Doors' course explores incarceration, institutionalization

May 26, 2020

Emory community shares 'Stories from the Pandemic'

May 26, 2020

Emory’s antibody study sheds light on COVID-19 immunity

May 20, 2020

Classes that click: a semester to remember

May 19, 2020

Winning COVID-19 children’s books address facts, emotions surrounding pandemic

May 18, 2020

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

May 15, 2020

Emory and Georgia Tech create barrier protection devices for use during COVID-19

May 14, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing takes 'huge team effort' from Emory staff

May 14, 2020

Academic centers join clinical trial to demonstrate efficacy of remdesivir and baricitinib against COVID-19

May 8, 2020

Global experts call for mental health science to combat pandemic's impacts

May 7, 2020

Classes that click: Linguistics

May 6, 2020

Emory Law helps medical residents with estate planning during COVID-19 crisis

May 5, 2020

Thank an Emory faculty or staff member with new web-based tool

May 5, 2020

Graduation will take nursing student back to where she first loved the profession

May 4, 2020

Public health graduate puts knowledge to use during COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020

Emory Healthcare continues to restrict all visitors in hospitals and clinics

May 4, 2020

Virtual workouts help Emory employees stay focused on personal wellbeing

April 30, 2020

All Hands on Deck: The Carlos Museum brings art into homes

April 30, 2020

Emory launches study on COVID-19 immune responses

April 30, 2020

Emory part of national program to fast-track COVID-19 tests

April 30, 2020

Emory helps lead research on drug to treat COVID-19 patients

April 29, 2020

Virtual Town Hall explores community questions, Emory’s next steps

April 28, 2020

Classes that click: The making of modern South Africa

April 28, 2020

Emory on the front lines of COVID-19: An ER doctor’s personal sacrifices

April 28, 2020

Mathematicians unite faculty, students and countries to fight COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Emory experts provide guidance on use of personal protective equipment for obstetricians on the front lines in COVID-19

April 24, 2020

Emory Police: On call during uncertain times

April 23, 2020

Emory doctors tapped to shape federal COVID-19 treatment guidelines

April 22, 2020

Research roundup: Recent grants and publications for Emory faculty and staff

April 22, 2020

'Science of Grief' web event will explore pandemic themes of loss, hope

April 22, 2020

Baby monitors serve as new communication tool in Emory ICUs

April 22, 2020

Classes that click: Psychology of leadership

April 21, 2020

'Things don’t always go as planned:' Emory biology labs reinforce learning from uncertainty

April 21, 2020

Webinar series to explore faith, ministry during COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Emory implements cost-saving strategies to address financial impact of COVID-19

April 20, 2020

Emory enrolling older adults in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

April 17, 2020

Emory prepares to celebrate the extraordinary Class of 2020

April 17, 2020

Virtual Community Hub helps keep students connected

April 16, 2020

All hands on deck: Spiritual health across Emory’s hospitals and campuses

April 16, 2020

Bat ecology in the age of pandemics

April 16, 2020

Emory Global Health Institute launches contest for children’s book to explain COVID-19

April 15, 2020

'Pandemic Poetry' provides connection in the chaos

April 15, 2020

Emory Healthcare expands critical care services for COVID patients to meet increasing demand

April 15, 2020

Emory Healthcare opens COVID-19 drive-through testing site, patients seen by appointment only

April 14, 2020

Classes that click: Population health

April 14, 2020

Emory develops diagnostic antibody blood test to determine antibody-responses to COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Emory experts available to discuss COVID-19

April 9, 2020

Finding connection and care: Emory Spiritual Life moves online during COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Telemedicine use rises at Emory during COVID-19 outbreak

April 8, 2020

FDA: Human trials can begin for Emory COVID-19 antiviral

April 7, 2020

Classes that click: Introduction to sociology

April 7, 2020

All hands on deck: Transitioning Emory College to remote teaching

April 7, 2020

Pandemic lockdowns set up 'natural experiment' on air pollution

April 7, 2020

COVID-19: Clinical update

April 7, 2020

New antiviral drug discovered at Emory offers hope for COVID-19 treatment

April 6, 2020

Atlanta community supports call for critical blood donations

April 5, 2020

Great apes and COVID-19: Experts raise the alarm for endangered species

April 3, 2020

Beware false 'cures' for COVID-19

April 3, 2020

Classes that click: Physics for scientists and engineers

April 1, 2020

All hands on deck: Welcoming Oxford students to Atlanta

March 31, 2020

Emory Healthcare and Georgia Tech team up on rapid production of face shields

March 31, 2020

Emory new site in NIH-sponsored coronavirus vaccine study

March 27, 2020

Reusable respirators a potential alternative for protecting health care workers from COVID-19

March 26, 2020

All hands on deck: Emory staff exhibit ‘can-do’ spirit and enduring sense of community

March 26, 2020

Emory Healthcare launches drive-through donation site for critical COVID-19 supplies

March 26, 2020

Simple measures are best defense against COVID-19

March 26, 2020

EmoryTogether Fund provides financial support for students affected by COVID-19

March 25, 2020

Emory's DRIVE, Ridgeback partnering for drug vs coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Emory helps build free online tool to assess COVID-19 risk

March 20, 2020

Getting back to chemistry basics: How simple soap saves lives

March 19, 2020

Social distancing key to keeping yourself and others safe

March 18, 2020

Emory cancels traditional Commencement activities

March 18, 2020

Visitation restricted in Emory Healthcare hospitals and clinics

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine: COVID-19 phase I vaccine clinical trial

March 16, 2020

Statement on Emory Healthcare postponing elective surgeries and procedures

March 15, 2020

US hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike

March 13, 2020

U.S. considers how to enforce coronavirus quarantines

March 13, 2020

Coronavirus pandemic tests clout of cruise industry and its long-standing ties to Trump

March 12, 2020

Who’s most at risk from the coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus in the U.S.

March 12, 2020

Emory among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

March 12, 2020

Coronavirus in California: Large events banned and what else you need to know

March 12, 2020

Emory extends spring break, will transition to remote learning March 23

March 11, 2020

US coronavirus scare prompts NBA to suspend schedule while communities take mitigation steps

March 11, 2020

Response to coronavirus could test the limits of government powers

March 11, 2020

GA man with coronavirus speaks out from quarantined hospital room

March 11, 2020

No escape from virus threat for 2 million crammed in prisons

March 11, 2020

Emory coronavirus experts named on NCAA advisory panel

March 10, 2020

You have a fever and a dry cough. Now what?

March 10, 2020

How March Madness is planning to combat the spread of coronavirus

March 10, 2020

Why COVID-19 can’t beat a good hand-washing

Mar. 9, 2020

Emory University guidance regarding campus visitors and COVID-19

March 7, 2020

AP Q&A with NCAA chief medical officer on COVID-19

March 6, 2020

The NCAA is preparing for the coronavirus, and it’s complicated

Mar. 6, 2020

Pregnant and worried about coronavirus? Experts weigh in

Mar. 6, 2020

Emory implements CDC guidelines for travelers returning to the U.S.

March 5, 2020

How to disinfect your space on an airplane

March 5, 2020

Flight risks

March 5, 2020

Coronavirus hits travel

Mar. 5, 2020

China’s virus slowdown offers hope for global containment

Mar. 4, 2020

March 3 message to Emory University staff about coronavirus

March 3, 2020

Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in US

March 2, 2020

CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin

Mar. 2, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University School of Medicine professor talks coronavirus prevention

Mar. 2, 2020

What you really need to know about coronavirus

Mar. 2, 2020

Self-quarantine may provide option to slow spread of coronavirus

Feb. 29, 2020

COVID-19: Where are we now?

Feb. 28, 2020

Cruises know how to clean after an illness outbreak. But what does a coronavirus cleanup look like?

Feb. 28, 2020

Gov. Kemp creates coronavirus task force that will assess state's preparations

Feb. 28, 2020

Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19

Feb. 28, 2020

Emory nonprofit starts GoFundMe campaign to help test coronavirus treatment

Feb. 27, 2020

WHO: Potential for pandemic, but we’re not there yet

Feb. 27, 2020

Smart travel planning in the time of coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

The best defense against coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020

What's the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Feb. 25, 2020

A rare legal battle: Can a state force a city to house coronavirus patients?

Feb. 24, 2020

Coronavirus: What is behind the changes in the way of counting confirmed cases in China?

Feb. 22, 2020

Coronavirus may be detectable before symptoms start, report suggests

Feb. 19, 2020

Spillover: Why germs jump species from animals to people

Feb. 18, 2020

Video: Coronavirus and Emory

Feb. 18, 2020

Doctors look to existing drugs in coronavirus fight

Feb. 18, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on coronavirus

Feb. 10, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak should bring out the best in humanity

Feb. 8, 2020

Excessive fear of the Wuhan coronavirus can be dangerous

Feb. 7, 2020

Closer Look: Emory University professor discusses the complexity of coronavirus

Feb. 7, 2020

Life inside the coronavirus quarantine

Feb. 6, 2020

Novel coronavirus outbreak doubling every 6.4 days, Emory infectious disease researcher says

Feb. 5, 2020

Emory responds to coronavirus with empathy, support

Feb. 4, 2020

To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost

Feb. 3, 2020

Coronavirus—what you need to know

Feb. 1, 2020

Jan. 31 message to the Emory community about coronavirus

Jan. 31, 2020

Can face masks prevent coronavirus? Experts say that it depends

Jan. 31, 2020

Face masks sell out amid coronavirus fears, but do you really need one?

Jan. 29, 2020

Face masks: What doctors say about their role in containing coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Window seat safest place to avoid potential transmission on flight: study

Jan. 29, 2020

New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting

Jan. 29, 2020

Foundation steps in to help CDC fight coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

What you need to know about coronavirus

Jan. 29, 2020

Here’s how coronavirus spreads on a plane -- and the safest place to sit

Jan. 28, 2020

Chinese outbreak fear spurs worldwide face mask shortage

Jan. 28, 2020

Coronavirus protection: Do N95 masks work? Should I wear a face mask amid outbreak?

Jan. 28, 2020

How helpful are face masks in preventing the spread of disease

Jan. 27, 2020

Atlanta’s airport 1 of 5 where CDC is screening passengers amid coronavirus outbreak

Jan. 27, 2020

Answering your questions about the Wuhan coronavirus

Jan. 27, 2020

Coronavirus: How is the deadly virus different to SARS and Ebola?

Jan. 25, 2020

What we know about the mysterious, pneumonia-like coronavirus spreading in China and elsewhere

Jan. 25, 2020

Coronavirus spurs a run of face masks. But do they work?

Jan. 24, 2020

Coronavirus claims 15 more lives in China; first three cases reported in Europe; first case reported in Australia; 2 cases confirmed in U.S.

Jan. 24, 2020

New coronavirus in the U.S.: What is isolation?

Jan. 24, 2020

Does wearing a mask while traveling ward off illness? Here’s what experts say

Jan. 24, 2020

Georgia hospitals on lookout for new flu-like virus

Jan. 24, 2020

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola

Jan. 23, 2020

Emory doctor speaks on impact of coronavirus

Jan. 23, 2020

Coronavirus screening

Jan. 23, 2020

U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go

Jan. 22, 2020

Dr. Carlos del Rio on the coronavirus: “It is a very complex situation that we face

Jan. 21, 2020

Atlanta airport begins screening after first U.S. case of coronavirus

Jan. 21, 2020