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COVID-19: Vanderbilt In The News

MARCH

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • CNBC interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about worsening vaccine hesitancy due to concerns over AstraZeneca shot.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed James Jackson, research professor of medicine and assistant director of the ICU Recovery Center, about people experiencing feelings of guilt after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Jennifer Thompson, assistant professor obstetrics and gynecology, about the Tennessee Department of Health adding pregnant women to the Phase 1c vaccination plan.
  • CBS News interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about COVID-19 becoming an endemic disease that will never disappear.

FEBRUARY

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • NPR interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about advice on visiting vaccinated older friends and relatives.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed Justin Turner, associate professor of otolaryngology, about the loss of taste and smell in some COVID-19 patients.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed Leigh Howard, assistant professor of pediatrics, about a local mother sharing her son’s battle with an inflammatory illness associated with COVID-19.

JANUARY

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • WTVF, Channel 5, Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Research Program, and William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Scripps interviewed Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, about the importance of checking on people during the pandemic.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Lori Rolando, assistant professor of clinical medicine, about identifying Tennessee counties that have available COVID-19 vaccine doses.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, about scammers using the coronavirus to target victims in various schemes.

DECEMBER

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • Voice of America interviewed T.S. Harvey, associate professor of anthropology, about administering the first federally approved COVID-19 vaccine to the U.S. population.
  • CNBC interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about how the CDC will decided on who gets the first COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, who is calling for help from anyone with nursing experience as COVID-related hospitalizations continue to rise at VUMC.
  • CNN interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about the expected rollout of the Pfizer vaccine to the public.

JULY

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed Jennifer Thompson, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, about how COVID-19 impacts birth rates and decisions to start or grow families.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about the CDC’s new list of symptoms and warning signs for COVID-19.
  • WZTV, Fox 17, interviewed Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, about a resolution created by Vanderbilt Law School’s Immigration Practice Clinic that supports communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about delayed COVID-19 testing result across the state of Tennessee.
  • Fox News interviewed Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, about how Americans are behaving during the pandemic.

JUNE

IN THE NEWS
ON tHE AIR
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, about preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nashville.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, about why studies on the drug hydroxychloroquine have stopped.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about tips on how to stay cool while wearing a mask during summer.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed Joseph Gigante, professor of pediatrics, about recommendations for parents to remain cautious when scheduling play dates for children amid the pandemic.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Abhinav Saxena, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, about the ‘psychological toll’ of COVID-19.
  •  WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about the use of steroids to help curb the death rate of severely ill COVID-19 patients.

MAY

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • NPR interviewed Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, about new research showing higher survival rates for COVID-19 patients on ventilators
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Robert Carnahan, associate professor of pediatrics, about a short-term antibody treatment for COVID-19.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about how to reduce risk while traveling during pandemic.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed Sheryl Fleisch, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, about the impact of COVID-19 on Nashville’s homeless community.
  • CBS News interviewed Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, about clinical trials for a potential coronavirus vaccine.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about the accuracy of antibody tests.
  • Newsy interviewed Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology, regarding how to approach someone about spreading false information about COVID-19.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed Bill Stebbins, assistant professor of dermatology, regarding ways to prevent or reduce skin irritation from wearing face masks.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed Michael Burcham, senior lecturer of entrepreneurship, about how the coronavirus pandemic has financially impacted local small business owners.
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed Distinguished Professor of History Thomas Schwartz about how the coronavirus pandemic will impact future international politics and foreign affairs.
  • WSMV, Channel 4, interviewed John Graves, professor of health policy, about a new report from Vanderbilt regarding the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Tennessee. Nashville Public Radio shared a related story.
  • WZTV, Fox 17, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about how to navigate an office work environment during the coronavirus pandemic.

APRIL

IN THE NEWS
ON THE AIR
  • Fox News interviewed Manish Sethi, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, about new COVID-19 testing guidelines from the White House.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about the decision to partially reopen Tennessee’s economy despite a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.
  • CNN interviewed William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, about the likelihood of being reinfected with COVID-19.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed John Graves, professor of health policy, about a new Vanderbilt study showing projections on the spread of COVID-19 after the economy reopens. Fox 17 (WZTV) and the Tennessean shared related stories.
  • WKRN, Channel 2, interviewed Walter Clair, professor of medicine, about why diabetics are at a greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19
  • WTVF, Channel 5, interviewed David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, about a new FDA approved at-home COVID-19 testing kit for first-responders and healthcare workers experiencing symptoms.
  • NPR interviewed Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, about the combination of factors that contribute to African Americans’ higher vulnerability to infection.

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