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A new study shows that some COVID survivors who required mechanical ventilation take days or even weeks to regain consciousness after sedation is halted and their breathing tube is removed
“Our findings suggest that for patients with severe COVID, the decision to withdraw life support shouldn’t be based solely on prolonged periods of unconsciousness..."
Experts advise creating stronger ties between communities and health care providers to combat pandemic misinformation
Dr. Williams, interviewed about Covid-19 and the Omicron variant, is a professor of neurology and the associate dean of community research and engagement at VP&S.
- November 11, 2021
Study highlights that healthy patients can still have poor COVID outcomes and patients with numerous chronic diseases can still have good outcomes.
- September 3, 2021
A Columbia University study of 40 people who died of COVID-19 found no evidence of viral RNA or proteins in samples of patient brain cells.
- June 7, 2021
It’s clear the virus can get very close to the brain. What’s less certain is whether virus is able to penetrate deeper and invade it.
- April 20, 2021
Dr. Williams has organized Community Pop-up Vaccination Sites for hundreds of underserved New Yorkers in Northern Manhattan
Source:CUIMC NewsroomApril 12, 2021
Hundreds of New Yorkers were vaccinated at Columbia's first Community Pop-up Vaccination Site, organized by Columbia University’s Community Wellness Center and ColumbiaDoctors.
Source:THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRERApril 5, 2021
Hip Hop founder and Columbia University neurology professor Olajide Williams shoots down the widespread falsehood that the RNA vaccines can affect your DNA. Smart stuff.
Source:The Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2021
Neurologist Roy Alcalay says that in some ways doing an exam on video is better than in a clinic because patients who live far away or have difficulty with traveling don’t need to leave home.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomMarch 23, 2021
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, likely does not directly infect the brain but can still inflict significant neurological damage
- March 15, 2021
The NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities focuses on addressing misinformation around COVID-19
Source:The Washington PostMarch 13, 2021
“Those with underlying heart failure could still have a more severe case of covid than those without heart failure, but the vaccine should protect