COVID-19 Daily News: May 7

Mayo Clinic launches radio campaign to encourage recovered patients of COVID-19 to donate plasma

Mayo Clinic is collaborating with Entercom Communications  to launch a radio campaign that raises awareness in Detroit, New York City, Miami and Chicago of thefederally-sponsored national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma. The Food and Drug Administration announced Mayo Clinic as the lead site for the EAP program to speed access and increase availability of investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients in need. This is important work aiming to lessen severity of disease.

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Spring cleaning takes on a new importance during COVID-19 pandemic

Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, suggests taking a practical approach to spring cleaning. If no one in your household has been infected, he says standard spring cleaning practices will be sufficient. However, if someone in the household was sick or presumed infected, it's important to take extra care when cleaning and disinfecting.

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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: The “Quarantine 15”

It’s being called the "Quarantine 15" online — people poking fun at gaining weight while staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is it really a problem? Or does eating help cope with stress? And what about for kids? Public health researchers warn that COVID-19 related school closures will double out-of-school time this year, raising concerns about weight gain associated with summer recess for children.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.