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News & Media


Due to our international research, healthcare focused training programs, impact across the globe & within our community, and recent COVID-19 related work, CERID experts are often interviewed or featured in local news.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dr. Burns comments on antibody response after community members had received this Pfizer vaccine.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Louisville Metro Health officials state that the new cases of Covid-19 may be related to the Kentucky Derby event in which, 50,800 people attended.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Dr. Ruth Carrico explains "We're seeing a full spectrum of presentations and I think it is so concerning because it's like every person that has been touched by COVID has some type of remaining impact." 


Saturday, May 8, 2021

Dr. Ruth Carrico discusses the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus and its long-term effects.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Study manager, T’shura Ali explains “We want to expand the knowledge of how the disease progresses, to help improve treatments and interventions for COVID-19.”


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

UofL Health infectious disease expert, Dr. Mark Burns agrees herd immunity against COVID-19 is unlikely because of the growing number of variants and those who are vaccine-hesitant.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns and the Uofl School of Public Health & Information Sciences discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

"This is a marathon we're in. We're in about the 23rd mile of the marathon and we can't quit. We need to continue to push on and finish the race," -. Dr. Mark Burns


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns explains COVID-19 variants and potential heard immunity. "The original coronavirus strain is known as the 'wild type."

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns comments on the importance of mask mandates and explains that ending them prematurely will hurt our efforts.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns speaks with Wave 3 News about more contagious COVID variants as they make their way across the US.

Monday, February 8, 2021

The talk focused on describing the operations of the University of Louisville Pneumonia Study, presenting data on the incidence of pneumonia in the U.S.

Monday, February 8, 2021

UofL's Dr. Mark Burns believes that it will be a while before things completely return to normal.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Dr. Ruth Carrico says that the study enables us to protect our most precious assets - our elderly.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns tells Wave 3 that the current vaccines are designed for the original virus but as it continues to mutate it could create a "cushion effect with vaccines.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

As hospitalizations and deaths mount, nurses are losing patience with COVID-19 conspiracy theories.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Doctors said there is still much more to learn in this fight with COVID-19 so we must continue to be diligent in wearing face coverings and distancing.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Dr. Mark Burns, federal officials, and other health experts warn of a rapidly growing new coronavirus strain in the United States.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Dr. Forest Arnold said though the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase, Americans should not panic or fear.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dr. Forest Arnold from the UofL School of Medicine presents at the Louisville Grand Rounds on COVID-19.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Since first appearing at the turn of the year, nearly 76,000 cases of the latest strain of coronavirus have been confirmed across the globe.

Monday, March 23, 2021

The University of Louisville is already at work to answer urgent questions to reduce the impact of the global pandemic.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Dr. Carrico warns that anywhere people gather, the virus can spread.

Monday, May 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 outbreak causes crisis near and far, University of Louisville researchers have been hard at work for months.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Dr. Ruth Carrico comments that healthcare professionals are still unable to predict this illness. "We need to start learning more, we need to learn faster from our patients."

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Since COVID-19 is a multisystem disease, this effort seeks to study the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 and its presumed effects on the physical and mental health of health care workers.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dr. Forest Arnold states that patients are terrible ill and because this virus is so novel options for treatment are just now being developed. This gives us another option.