School of Nursing

Flattening the curve of coronavirus

In the current fast-moving, unprecedented situation, what we do today to stem the impact of COVID-19 can vastly affect what we will face tomorrow. Two epidemiologists discuss what we can do individually and as a society to slow the spread of the disease.

Michele W. Berger



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Philadelphia Inquirer

How to sleep when you can’t stop thinking about coronavirus: Experts offer tips

Amy Sawyer of the School of Nursing and Phil Gehrman of the Perelman School of Medicine offered tips for dealing with anxiety-induced insomnia. “Sleep is one of the first things that goes [under stress],” said Gehrman. “I describe sleep as our barometer.”

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Nursing is a hot degree. Philly area undergrads can earn over $70,000 out of college

Kathryn Bowles of the School of Nursing spoke about her path to the nursing profession. “A bachelor of science sets the foundation for a myriad of directions,” she said. “There are multiple opportunities in addition to hospital nursing. You can start a business, be an entrepreneur, you can do research or go into the pharmaceutical or insurance industry, or even health-care law.”

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The New York Times

Please, stop shooting. We need the beds

Elinore Kaufman of Penn Medicine wrote an op-ed about the intersection of gun violence and the coronavirus pandemic in her work as a trauma surgeon. Therese Richmond of the School of Nursing contributed to the piece.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Lessons from 1918

Pat D’Antonio of the School of Nursing spoke about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how we can apply its lessons to the present.

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ABC News

Nurses group turns to crowd-sourcing for unused protective gear

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing spoke about efforts to crowd-source safety masks and other personal protective gear. “Anyone that has a stock of these supplies that they could donate to their local hospitals and healthcare providers,” she said, would be doing a great service.

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