Coronavirus Research

Public knowledge varies greatly on flu and COVID-19

The latest Annenberg Public Health and Knowledge Survey finds the answers to eight survey questions—four for the flu and four for COVID—have the strongest ability to independently predict individual vaccine willingness.

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center



In the News


Minnesota Public Radio

Review of COVID death stats finds likely undercount in official numbers

A paper co-authored by Penn researchers found that COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. were likely undercounted in official statistics during the first 30 months of the pandemic.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The Franklin Institute honors nine scientists and engineers on its 200th anniversary

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine are noted for receiving awards from the Franklin Institute and subsequently being honored with a Nobel Prize.

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Boston Globe

You should still get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Nobel Prize winner who helped discover it explains why

Drew Weissman of the Perelman School of Medicine, who won the Nobel Prize along with Katalin Karikó, discusses the backlash against vaccinations and whether to receive the latest COVID vaccine.

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NPR

Long COVID brain fog may originate in a surprising place, say scientists

A study by Christoph Thaiss and Maayan Levy of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues finds that long COVID’s neurological symptoms, like brain fog, memory loss, and fatigue, may stem from serotonin reduction.

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Time

Long COVID research is in its ‘most hopeful’ phase yet

A study by Christoph Thaiss and Maayan Levy of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues suggests that serotonin could be a target for long COVID treatment.

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ScienceAlert

A crucial pattern behind long COVID may have been identified

A study by Christoph Thaiss and Maayan Levy of the Perelman School of Medicine and colleagues suggests that several current hypotheses for the pathophysiology of long COVID are linked by a single pathway that is connected by serotonin reduction.

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