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Virus Alert

January 02, 2024

MUSC virus tracking team documents dramatic increases in COVID, flu hospitalizations in Charleston.

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Predicting Outbreaks

October 05, 2023

Could preparing for and dealing with contagious illnesses such as COVID become as streamlined as getting ready for a storm?

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Positive News?

September 26, 2023

"People are kind of on alert right now." As latest COVID wave appears to be ebbing, what's ahead this winter?

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COVID Update

September 14, 2023

“I don't think this wave is anywhere near over.” New COVID booster shots arrive as hospitalizations rise.

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COVID Increase

August 24, 2023

An increase in COVID cases and hospitalizations comes as scientists study a new, highly mutated variant.

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COVID and Flu

August 15, 2023

MUSC’s COVID tracker goes from green to yellow as we head toward fall. An early flu season could be a concern, too.

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Emergency Ends

May 11, 2023

May 11 marks end of COVID Public Health Emergency. MUSC scientist agrees the timing is right – but sees potential for another wave ahead.

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COVID Perspective

January 20, 2023

SCDHEC reports almost 70 COVID deaths in weekly update, up more than 60% compared with previous month’s weekly average. An MUSC scientist offers perspective.

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COVID Update

January 11, 2023

“The data is speaking. It's saying, we're probably at a point where it would make sense for people to take precautions for a short period of time.”

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Cancer & COVID

December 22, 2022

Although their immune systems have trouble producing antibodies on their own, a monoclonal antibody protected blood cancer patients from severe COVID.

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