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Crisis Response

The Washington Post - Should You Get a Coronavirus Test If You Think You Have a Cold?
October 16, 2020 - 12:00am

Gary Simon, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Walter G. Ross Professor of Clinical Research, and professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on whether you should get a COVID-19 test if you're...

The Washington Post - A Pandemic Pod Could Help You Get Through Winter, Experts Say
October 14, 2020 - 12:00am

Michael Knight, MD, assistant professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on how to create a quarantine pod as the weather gets colder, making social distanced outdoor activities difficult.

Screen shot
October 8, 2020 - 2:57pm

In the past few months remdesivir has become a household name as an important therapeutic used in the fight against COVID-19. On Oct. 4, the leading researcher behind the treatment, Richard Whitley, MD ’71, of the University of Alabama at...

October 6, 2020 - 1:03pm

It’s hard to recall a more important time for groundbreaking scientific research when it comes to the health and safety of the United States than in the past six months; by October the country had recorded more than 7 million cases of the novel...

Flu shot
September 30, 2020 - 9:22am

Free flu vaccines will be available to students, faculty, and staff with on campus access this fall starting on Oct. 5

Disaster Consult
September 28, 2020 - 11:43am

In March 2020, not long after the arrival of COVID-19 in the United States, a team at GW, which included medical students, mobilized to quickly launch the Disaster Consult

September 28, 2020 - 11:30am

As Naval Hospital Bremerton, in Bremerton, Washington, began to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an increased demand to be prepared to provide testing for those in need. That required hospital to quickly identify the specific media...

USA Today - Staph Infections are Common and Aren't Caused by Face Masks
September 18, 2020 - 12:00am

Adam Friedman, MD, interim chair of the Department of Dermatology and professor of dermatology, spoke to USA Today about whether face masks can cause staph infections.

The Washington Post - Is It COVID-19 or the Flu?
September 18, 2020 - 12:00am

Gary Simon, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Walter G. Ross Professor of Clinical Research, and professor of medicine, spoke to The Washington Post for an article on how difficult it will be to distinguish flu and COVID-...

DCist - 'COVID-somnia' Is Messing With Locals' Sleep
September 16, 2020 - 12:00am

Vivek Jain, MD, director of the GW Center for Sleep Disorders and associate professor of medicine, spoke to DCist for an article on why people might be having difficulty sleeping during the COVID-19 pandemic.