COVID-19 coverage: Stories by the TMC News staff

Read the stories we've covered during the global pandemic

COVID-19 coverage: Stories by the TMC News staff

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Since February 2020, TMC News has been covering the novel coronavirus and its impact on people, practices and places in the Texas Medical Center, the Houston area and beyond. Check out our continuing update and read our collection of stories related to COVID-19.

September 15, 2020: “How are you doing emotionally?”

September 14, 2020: Faces in the Pandemic

September 11, 2020: Long-haulers and the lingering effects of COVID-19

September 2, 2020: Texas studying COVID-19’s uneven impact on communities of color

September 1, 2020: UTHealth is recruiting participants for national COVID-19 study on blood plasma therapy

August 28, 2020: Texas Ethics Consortium created amid COVID-19 pandemic by TMC experts

August 26, 2020: Don’t drink the hand sanitizer

August 25, 2020: Five questions during COVID-19 with Doug Lawson, Ph.D., of St. Luke’s Health

August 21, 2020: Making muscles with the most expensive drug in the world

August 19, 2020: The strange and vivid dreams of COVID-19

August 18, 2020: COVID-19 inspires masked-up art and whimsy around Houston

August 16, 2020: Despite hospital delays and fear of COVID-19, patients express gratitude to doctors and staff

August 14, 2020: Baylor College of Medicine to develop COVID-19 vaccine with Biological E. Limited

August 9, 2020: TMC Biodesign expands startup fellowship beyond medical devices and digital health

August 5: 2020: What health experts want you to know about the upcoming school year and COVID-19

August 4, 2020: Updated version of Rice University’s DIY ventilation unit gets FDA emergency use authorization

August 3, 2020: UT professor Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D., better known as Kate the Chemist, wows audiences to ignite interest in science

July 30, 2020: Five questions for Lex Frieden on the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 29, 2020: Oscar-nominated song lifts Texas Medical Center Orchestra onto global stage

July 28, 2020: Flu vaccine turns 75 in 2020

July 24, 2020: “When everything changes, everybody must change.”

July 23, 2020: Can the coronavirus spread through the air?

July 22, 2020: “There is some really nice simulation software that allows me to watch a student take care of a virtual patient.”

July 21, 2020: Fireflies help kindle new tests and treatments for COVID-19

July 20, 2020: Alumni of Houston nursing schools unite for #HoustonNursesTogether initiative

July 15, 2020: Fear of contracting COVID-19 will drive up deaths by other causes

July 14, 2020: FDA guidelines for building a COVID-19 vaccine

July 13, 2020: Rice University engineers design DIY ventilation unit

July 10, 2020: HIV and COVID-19: Two viruses collide

July 8, 2020: What makes a great mask? Designers with Houston ties weigh in.

July 7, 2020: Unpacking the mystery of MIS-C

July 6, 2020: “The lives of Texans are in our hands.”

July 2, 2020: Gilead sets price for COVID-19 drug remdesivir

July 1, 2020: TMC Pulse, the Texas Medical Center magazine, returns

June 29, 2020: Blood type may affect COVID-19 outcomes, study shows

June 26, 2020: Together Apart: A COVID-19 photo essay by Cody Duty

June 25, 2020: Telemedicine has arrived, thanks to COVID-19

June 24, 2020: How does COVID-19 affect pregnancy and postpartum care?

June 23, 2020: “Our rehabilitation programs can mitigate the negative effects of COVID-19.”

June 19, 2020: Racing to fund the cure and the care for Alzheimer’s disease

June 18, 2020: UH College of Medicine welcomes its inaugural class

June 17, 2020: “It’s really about living day to day and not forecasting something in the future you have no control over.”

June 15, 2020: Harris Health’s new CEO explains why COVID-19 stress isn’t new for the safety-net system

June 10, 2020: University of Houston debuts contact tracing course amid COVID-19 crisis

June 9, 2020: TMC scientists and health professionals hold walking vigil for black lives

June 8, 2020: “Trying to bond with your patients while wearing a mask, goggles and gloves … is very challenging.”

June 5, 2020: High school principal who conquered COVID-19 hosts 2020 graduation ceremony

June 4, 2020: “We’ve got to realize we’re in this entire thing together, and we’re going to be in this for years. Until people start behaving like it, more and more people are going to die from this disease.”

June 3, 2020: Five questions for Pramod Gumpeni, M.D., assistant deputy chief medical examiner at Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

June 1, 2020: “I’m pretty sure I contracted COVID from one of the patients.”

May 29, 2020: Texas Medical Center hospitals treating young people for inflammatory illness linked to COVID-19

May 27, 2020: “Even though there’s a terrible thing going on, I have enjoyed having this interaction with patients outside.”

May 26, 2020: UPDATE | COVID-19 crisis catalog: A glossary of terms

May 22: 2020: St. Dominic Village throws car parade for senior residents isolated during COVID-19 crisis

May 21, 2020: Helping the helpers: Two medical students launch HTX CovidSitters

May 20, 2020: “We realized that we could leverage our sepsis platform to build an online web tool that would drive COVID-19 self-assessment and testing.”

May 19, 2020: Toddler undergoes heart transplant amid COVID-19 pandemic

May 15, 2020: Touch starvation is a consequence of COVID-19’s physical distancing

May 14, 2020: Taking your temperature with a thermal scanner, through COVID-19 and beyond

May 13, 2020: “That’s an interesting complication of this illness, that you can lose your sense of smell—and I did.”

May 12, 2020: Houston Methodist surgeon and nurse served aboard USNS Mercy in Los Angeles

May 8, 2020: Music unites a mother and newborn separated by COVID-19

May 5, 2020: “We’ve been able to allow family members to visit their dying loved one when hospitals couldn’t.”

May 4, 2020: “As a clinician, you feel the tremors of COVID. … You have to train yourself to do less and observe more.”

May 1, 2020: Newborn who conquered COVID-19 has illness described by UTHealth physicians

May 1, 2020: A patient may not be a COVID-19 patient one day, but you come back the next day and the patient is a PUI. That was the problem.

April 30, 2020: We knew they needed us, so we thought, how can we let them know we’re here?

April 29, 2020: CDC adds six new COVID-19 symptoms

April 28, 2020: All you can give someone when you’re wearing that PPE is your eyes and your voice

April 27, 2020: Soul Survivor: Wisdom from a TSU professor who went to work for 70 years—until COVID-19

April 24, 2020: Rice University ignites innovation in response to COVID-19 crisis

April 23, 2020: Recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma to those still critically ill

April 21, 2020: COVID-19 has transformed the business of organ transplants

April 20, 2020: Harris Health System partners with University of Houston to fulfill face shield orders during COVID-19 crisis

April 17, 2020: TMC offers COVID-19 testing to employees and affiliated service providers

April 16, 2020: COVID-19 survivor Patsy Clapp overcame virus despite bone marrow cancer

April 14, 2020: Cleaning hospital linens during a global pandemic

April 13, 2020: Houston Community College and local nonprofit TX/RX Labs to manufacture face shields

April 13, 2020: Q&A with Houston Astros medical director David Lintner, M.D.

April 10, 2020: How COVID-19 is changing Passover, Easter and Ramadan observances

April 10, 2020: BCycle ridership is up, despite COVID-19

April 9, 2020: Detailed, graphic look at COVID-19 numbers in the Houston area clarifies local crisis

April 8, 2020: Businesses and individuals donate during PPE drive at Minute Maid Park

April 7, 2020: HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences to offer endoscopic technician certification

April 6, 2020: Go ahead and laugh, even during a pandemic

April 3, 2020: Businesses and individuals answer Harris Health System’s call for donations

April 3, 2020: Ice cream shop donates scoops to clinical teams in the Texas Medical Center

April 1, 2020: The TMC News staff continues to cover stories online while publication of TMC Pulse magazine is suspended

March 31, 2020: Houston Methodist performs the nation’s first plasma transfusion to treat COVID-19

March 30, 2020: The consequences of socially isolating seniors

March 26, 2020: COVID-19 myths and facts: Straight talk from UTHealth experts

March 25, 2020: COVID-19 crisis catalog: A glossary of terms

March 24, 2020: COVID-19 cuts Houston-area blood drives and donations

March 23, 2020: Coronavirus can live on surfaces for days

March 20, 2020: Match Day 2020 virtually perfect for TMC medical students headed to residencies

March 18, 2020: COVID-19 and Pregnancy: Experts urge caution with more unknowns than answers

March 17, 2020: What we still don’t know about COVID-19

March 13, 2020: Coronavirus scams: Consumers warned about fake treatments and cures

March 5, 2020: How scientists are responding to the novel coronavirus (reported in February)

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