New COVID-19 roadmap: Four takeaways

A report spearheaded by PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel, with input from other Penn experts, lays out a dozen priorities for the federal government to tackle in the next 12 months. The aim: to help guide the U.S. to the pandemic’s “next normal.”

Michele W. Berger

COVID in a cat

A new report led by Elizabeth Lennon of the School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues has confirmed what is believed to be the first published account of the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in a house cat.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Combating health misinformation

A new article from Penn Nursing explains how unreliable and false health information accelerated during the pandemic, and how social media platforms amplified the problem.

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Business Today

Omicron infection produces better immunity response than booster shots: Report

John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine says COVID breakthrough infections should be thought of as essentially equivalent to another dose of vaccine and that, if someone had COVID recently, they could wait before getting another booster shot.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Want to know which COVID variant you have?

Frederick Bushman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on COVID variant tracking: “If we know what variants are involved, what their properties are, we can tell what to expect by sort of forecasting by the experience of other places that are ahead of us, based on our sequence and knowledge of the different variants.”


The Washington Post

Stop dismissing the risk of long COVID

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel writes that COVID-19 is not a mere cold or mild flu and we still do not know enough about the complications that come after the initial infection.


Fox 29 (Philadelphia)

COVID-19 long haulers discuss their lengthy recoveries

Benjamin Abramoff of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how long-haul COVID can affect people and what he’s seeing among patients.


Scientific American

How to judge COVID risks and when to wear a mask 

Ethan Craig of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses how immunosuppression medications can factor into personal risk calculations and the differences in potential risk based on the environment a person enters into.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Do you need a second COVID booster? ‘It depends,’ Penn Medicine experts say 

John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine says that as antibody levels go down to expect more mild infections and more asymptomatic infections now that there is increased testing.