Posts Tagged Coronavirus

Leave the potential for COVID-19 contamination at the front door

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To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for health care workers and those living in areas of intense transmission, public health practitioners have developed educational flyers outlining COVID-19 biosafety-at-home protocols to reduce the threat of contamination at home.    “Communication is an important aspect of our work in public health,” said […]

New HRSA funding to help combat COVID-19 among HIV-positive community

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The USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Florida Family AIDS Network (FAN) has been awarded HRSA funding to provide additional COVID-19 testing and resources to women, infants, children and youth living with HIV and their families. The funding, provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), […]

Various disciplines incorporating COVID-19 into lesson plans

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USF faculty members are finding palpable teaching opportunities to engage students while social distancing. Many have added the coronavirus to their syllabus, using real-life examples and online tools to meet educational requirements. “It’s disappointing to have the semester disrupted, but for the types of students that I am teaching, there […]

New USF analysis predicts a serious hospital bed shortage in Hillsborough County in the absence of social distancing

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This story originally published on April 3, 2020. A new report outlines the severity of COVID-19’s impact on hospitals in Hillsborough County if measures aren’t taken to follow social distancing guidelines. Researchers from the University of South Florida applied a model that demonstrates the demand for hospital beds could significantly […]

COVID-19 possibly striking more children than expected

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The number of children infected with the coronavirus is far more extensive than what is currently reported — a hidden detail that could vastly underestimate the demand on health care systems and pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A new study published in the “Journal of Public Health Management and Practice” […]