COVID-19

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What is COVID doing to our hearts?

The disease may damage cardiac muscle even in those who never displayed symptoms.

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Connection between COVID-19 and loss of smell uncovered by research team

About 70 percent of people with COVID-19 suddenly lose their sense of smell, although fewer seem to realize it, new analysis shows.

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New solution to kill coronavirus on common surfaces in seconds

Cold atmospheric plasma via jet spray could be used to quickly disinfect hospitals, transport and more.

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Critical blood shortages on the horizon unless enough donors step forward

You can save a life, even help someone fight COVID-19, by giving blood this holiday season — and it’s as safe as ever.

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Holiday gatherings during COVID-19: What doctors say about traveling and family events

The good news is that there are ways to make a gathering safer.

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UC campuses pilot a smartphone app that aims to limit spread of COVID-19

The app uses privacy-first technology that allows users to receive automatic smartphone notifications of a potential exposure to the virus.

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3 UCSF faculty named to Biden-Harris transition COVID-19 advisory board

David A. Kessler, Eric Goosby and Robert M. Rodriguez will help guide planning for the president-elect’s federal response to the pandemic.

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Preparing for a winter with the coronavirus

How will staying indoors more frequently affect the spread of COVID-19?

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Voting in person: Is it safe?

What you need to know about casting your ballot during COVID-19, according to an infectious disease specialist.

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Q&A: When will a COVID-19 vaccine be ready?

Experts explain when a vaccine may be approved and how a COVID-19 vaccine is designed.

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