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NPR

End-of-life planning is a ‘lifetime gift’ to your loved ones

Pallavi Kumar of the Perelman School of Medicine said the most important medical decision one can make is assigning a medical proxy as part of an advance directive. "Think about the person in your life who understands you, your goals, your values, your priorities and then is able to set aside their own wishes and be a voice for you," she said.

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The New York Times

How the coronavirus short-circuits the immune system

The Perelman School of Medicine’s John Wherry and Carl June spoke about Wherry’s lab’s research into the immune systems of patients with COVID-19.

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The New York Times

Decades-old Soviet studies hint at coronavirus strategy

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine said the benefits of a repurposed vaccines are limited. “We are much better off with a vaccine that induces specific immunity,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Psychologist explains why we formed bad habits during quarantine, and tips for how to break them

Thea Gallagher of the Perelman School of Medicine was interviewed about anxiety and coping mechanisms amid the pandemic.

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WHYY (Philadelphia)

Social media’s ‘infodemic’

Dominic Sisti and Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine and Alison Buttenheim of the School of Nursing discussed the role of social media in public health.

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