COVID: Experts Weigh Vaccine Efficacy After Rare, Possible Side Effect Gets Johnson & Johnson Doses PulledThousands of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being pulled over concerns about a rare but serious side effect. As Bay Area counties hit pause on distributing the vaccine, doctors are learning more about how effective they are overall and for how long.
COVID Vaccines: UCSF Study Explores Vaccination Immunity QuestionsWith one in for Californians now at least partly vaccinated against COVID-19, questions are surfacing about the durability of the vaccine and how long will it protect the recipient from the virus.
Trump Tweet On 'Chinese Virus' Sparked Rising Use Of Anti-Asian Hashtags, UCSF Study FindsA tweet by former President Donald Trump in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic has been attributed to a precipitous rise in anti-Asian hashtags on the social media platform, according to a new UCSF study.
New UCSF Study Examines What May Boost Effectiveness of COVID-19 VaccineUCSF scientists are trying to understand how stress, lack of sleep, even social isolation might diminish how well COVID-19 vaccines work.
COVID: Swollen Lymph Nodes After Vaccination Could Lead To False Alarm On Breast Cancer Tests, UCSF Doctors SayIn a growing number of women, a COVID-19 vaccine is causing some to think they may have breast cancer. But top doctors in the Bay Area say it may actually be a side effect of the shot.
The Game Changer: New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease.
COVID Vaccine Efforts: How Far Away Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel?Six million vaccine shots delayed by the winter storm. Claims of possible herd immunity by spring. Worries that health officials haven't been upbeat enough about the vaccine. It was a week of swirling pandemic headlines, some of them seemingly contradictory.
COVID Long-Haulers Find Relief Among Fellow Sufferers on Road to RecoveryAbout 10 percent of patients experience lingering misery after they no longer test positive for COVID-19. They're the "long-haulers" and doctors at UCSF established an online support group for them that is the first of its kind in the nation.
COVID: Chase Center Eyes Concerts In Fall; Health Experts Hopeful For Herd Immunity Later This YearWith COVID-19 vaccine efforts ramping up, the Chase Center in San Francisco is eyeing a return to live concerts as soon as this fall.
COVID Study: Food, Agriculture, Construction Workers Top List Of Most At Risk Of COVID DeathA University of California, San Francisco study of the jobs at most risk for death from COVID-19 shows line cooks, machine operators, agricultural workers and construction laborers at the top of the list.
COVID: Bay Area Doctors Hopeful For Urgent Action On Pandemic From Biden AdministrationAction on the COVID-19 pandemic from President Joe Biden can't come soon enough for Bay Area doctors, as California faces issues with its vaccine rollout and a new threat from a variant of the coronavirus.
COVID Learning: Bay Area Doctors Sign Letter Calling For California Schools To Reopen Feb. 1Thirty UCSF health care professionals - from infectious disease experts to adolescent health specialists - are calling for a reopening of California schools as early as February 1.
Coronavirus Surge: Zuckerberg SF General At 'Level Red' As COVID Patient Numbers Reach Record LevelsAs of Monday, 63 COVID-19 patients are inside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, 13 of those in the critical care unit. These new numbers have pushed the hospital to ‘surge level red.'
Frightening California COVID-19 Surge Continues Amid Promise of More VaccinesCalifornia is the epicenter of the worst surge in COVID-19 infections. Now the best hope is the vaccine. Elizabeth Cook has details on plans to speed up the vaccination process.
UCSF Health Expert Proposes Distributing COVID-19 Vaccine by LotteryUCSF Dept. of Medicine chairman Dr. Bob Wachter said California should consider a lottery system as a more equitable way to coordinate coronavirus vaccinations.