2022

"COVID is still killing hundreds a day, even as society begins to move on"


The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Vickie Mays about the mental health impact of the 1 million deaths in the U.S. attributed to COVID-19.

Roshan Kalghatgi was shocked when his 73-year-old mother tested positive for the coronavirus in July, nearly 2½ years into the pandemic.

“I thought it was a fluke,” the Redwood City resident said. “I made them do it again.”

His mother, Manisha, had eluded the virus at a Pennsylvania assisted living facility as COVID-19 devastated group facilities for the elderly. She had avoided infection again when she flew across the country to join Roshan and his family in San Mateo County, where she would tickle her 4-year-old grandson and faithfully follow his repeated requests to show him her belly button.

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Vickie Mays
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Health Policy and Management
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Yusuke Tsugawa
Yusuke Tsugawa
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Rosenstock
Linda Rosenstock
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Gerald Kominski
Gerald Kominski
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Dr. Daniel Eisenberg
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Dr. Naomi Zewde
Naomi Zewde
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Jeanne Miranda
Jeanne Miranda
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James Macinko
James Macinko

Professor of Community Health Sciences & Health Policy and Management, and Associate Dean for Research

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Dr. Kristen Choi
Kristen Choi
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Leah Vriesman
Leah Vriesman
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Dr. John Lu
Z. John Lu
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Jody Heymann
Jody Heymann
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Thomas Rice
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Corrina Moucheraud
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Julie A. Elginer

EMPH Academic Program Director with expertise in healthcare marketing, finance, and reproductive health policy, teaching in the EMPH, MPH, MHA program

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Patricia Ganz
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Ron Andersen

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