There's no reliable way for someone to know whether a prior COVID infection will provide protection, particularly in the face of the delta variant, UNMC experts say.
Though more vaccinated people are winding up in the hospital due to the surge in cases caused by the delta variant, health officials say the vaccine is still keeping the vast majority of people from getting ill.
Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center were the first to report back in July 2020 that the virus that causes COVID-19 was present in small particles exhaled by infected people.
Two families met on an ICU unit in late August and both left without their loved ones, but a surprise visit from the widow of LPD Investigator Mario Herrera and three others helped brighten the lives of a Logan County family.
Jacob Friest was dying of liver disease when his wife, Sara, posted a plea on Facebook, and a couple from church didn't hesitate to help despite the risks.
A witness said he heard a “pop” and turned around and saw a “huge explosion and a big fire.” He ran to the crash site and saw charred metal plane parts, including one large piece that looked like a tail sticking up.
"I'm concerned this is going to be the worst phase of the pandemic for much of the United States," said Dr. James Lawler of UNMC, "particularly states like ours that have low vaccination rates."
At a 3-hour board meeting, some of the nearly 30 speakers who testified during public comment questioned mandating masks for students, citing young people's low risk of serious illness and effects on learning.
Chancellor Gold says any marriage between the new hospital facility and the UNMC project needs to make sense for veterans.
UNMC is recruiting volunteers as part of a clinical trial to test a drug that someone with COVID could take soon after symptoms emerge to head off the worst of the illness.
The Munroe-Meyer Institute's new $91 million home in Aksarben Village features pools and state-of-the art physical therapy and virtual reality labs.
UNMC researchers have shown that a smaller dose of a drug used as a Parkinson’s disease treatment still worked even as it produced fewer side effects than a larger dose.
Dr. Mark Rupp said the CDC guidelines rely on unvaccinated people to act responsibly and continue to wear their masks. "And I just don’t know if that’s going to be uniformly followed,” he said.
Dr. Lydia Kang, an Omaha internal medicine physician, has written a book on medical quackery and says it's unlikely to diminish anytime soon.
Kevin Hanna, who graduated from UNMC on Saturday, says he tries to live his life to honor Boy Scouts who died 13 years ago at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch.
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine plan to enroll up to 50 adolescents ages 12 to 17 in a national clinical trial testing the safety of a vaccine candidate by Novavax. Other trials are expected to enroll even younger participants.
The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Robinson is one of many familiar faces angling to carry the momentum NU's defense built last season into the new year.
The 31-year-old, who had been on a ventilator since November, got a double-lung transplant in March, the first for a COVID-19 patient in Nebraska.
The virus sickening people in Guinea, where at least 18 have become ill and nine have died, is very similar to the variant that was circulating during the previous outbreak.
A UNMC student took part in an analysis of clinical trials of vaccines that found minority groups and older adults were underrepresented among study participants.
Most are large retail chains. Officials said they are not aware of any Lincoln-based companies offering vaccine incentives.
The procedure involved transplanting a heart that had been revived after it stopped beating. It's been done with fewer than 10 hearts in the U.S.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is part of an international consortium that has received a $100 million grant from the U.S. Agency f…