Conquering COVID-19

UF Health at the forefront of combatting the pandemic

feature UF student John Hazzard receives a COVID-19 vaccination from Cynthia Guerin, a fourth-year UF College of Medicine student, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

More than 5,000 flock to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on first day of major COVID-19 vaccination drive

“Even though we all don’t necessarily have the same risk of the same consequences, the way out of this is through immunity, and the safest and best way to get immunity is to get a vaccine.”
— Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc.

Hundreds of UF students to be part of landmark study on COVID-19 spread

“It’s a very important and unanswered question: Can vaccinated college students still spread the COVID-19 virus?”
— Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc.
feature The study's findings could have wide-ranging impact by providing important scientific information for government leaders and public health experts about the transmissibility of the virus after vaccination.

UF top among six university campuses for indoor mask use, CDC study finds

feature An interdisciplinary team of investigators at UF took a unique approach for the cross-sectional association study.

Vitamin D deficiency tied to increased COVID-19 risk, unique UF data study finds

UF Health pilot program delivers monoclonal antibody therapy to rural areas

feature A laboratory worker at Eli Lilly prepares a solution used to manufacture bamlanivimab, a new monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19. When given within 10 days of a positive COVID-19 test, these man-made antibodies may help lessen the severity of the disease and reduce the need for hospitalization in people most at risk of developing severe COVID-19.