COVID-19

Throughout the course of this pandemic, the experts at University of Maryland Medical System have been the source for hundreds of news stories on topics ranging from prevention and treatment to research and vaccine.

October 18, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi explains the benefits of well-fitting surgical masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Parade)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Hoover talks about what school administrators and others are doing to combat the mental health toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on children. (National Geographic)

  • Sharon Hoover, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

October 17, 2021

Dr. Lee talks about the mental health impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on seniors. (WBAL-TV)

  • Soyoung Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine

October 15, 2021

Dr. Crimmins explains why COVID-19 vaccines are critical for pregnant women. (WBFF-TV)

  • Sarah Crimmins, DO, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

October 14, 2021

Dr. Callahan discusses Baltimore's response to COVID-19. (Stateline)

  • Charles Callahan, DO, Director of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, VP of Population Health at the University of Maryland Medical Center

October 12, 2021

Dr. Laurens stresses the importance of vaccination despite findings that nearly half of Americans may have natural immunity to COVID-19. (PolitiFact)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases pediatrician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

October 8, 2021

Dr. Siegel stresses the importance of getting the seasonal flu shot and assures viewers it is safe to get both the flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine in the same visit. (WBFF-TV)

  • Neil Siegel, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

October 7, 2021

Dr. Liu talks about what parents need to know about getting their children vaccinated for COVID-19 and the need to protect school-age children. (WJZ-TV)

  • Esther Liu, MD, Chair of Pediatrics at UM BWMC

Dr. Barrueta and medical staff leadership explain why they support the UMMS COVID-19 mandate for staff and urge Harford County residents to get vaccinated themselves. (The Aegis)

  • Fermin Barrueto Jr., MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Neuzil explains why health care workers are among those who should get a COVID-19 booster shot. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Director of the UM School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Dr. Lyke talks about her research into the safety and effectiveness of getting a COVID-19 booster shot from a different manufacturer than one's original shots. (The Diamondback)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

October 5, 2021

Dr. Custer talks about a rise in respiratory illnesses coinciding with the start of flu season. (WMAR-TV)

  • Jason Custer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

October 4, 2021

Dr. Fitzpatrick explains the risk of catching COVID-19 at large outdoor events. (WTOP)

  • Meagan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Campbell speaks about clinical trials that could lead to the approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for use in young children. (WRC-TV)

  • James Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Marcozzi talks about the protection COVID-19 vaccines can afford in the event of breakthrough cases. (WMAR-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

October 1, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi talked about a study he co-authored that suggests mask-wearing habits developed during the COVID-19 pandemic could curb other respiratory ailments. (WBFF-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Laurens debunks false claims about COVID-19 vaccines. (CNBC)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases pediatrician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital