COVID-19 Research Working Group

Leading Coronavirus Research


As Americans Shelter in Place, Traffic, Emissions and Fuel-Tax Revenues Decline Dramatically

May 01, 2020
COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts Could Put U.S. on Track to Meet Paris Climate Accord Goals

Americans drove drastically less, saved millions of metric tons of greenhouse gases, and, in some states, lost millions in fuel-tax revenue since COVID-19 mitigation efforts took effect in early March. That is according to the latest special report from the Road Ecology Center at the University of California, Davis.

UC Davis Health conducts first plasma transfusions for COVID-19

April 29, 2020
Call for blood donations from those who have tested positive and been symptom-free for at least 28 days.

(SACRAMENTO) — Two UC Davis Health patients with COVID-19 have received plasma transfusions from a blood donor who recovered from the virus in an effort to boost the sick patients’ abilities to neutralize the virus and its devastating effects.

COVID-19 Limitations Unique Opportunity for Researchers to Decrease Digital Divide

April 29, 2020
Researchers Need to Develop New Ways to Reach Rural Participants

The COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders and other limitations could offer researchers the chance to use technology to decrease the digital divide and disparities in academic research, suggests a University of California, Davis, professor in a new commentary.

UC Davis Engineers, Clinician Develop Low-Cost, Portable Ventilator

April 29, 2020

Engineers at the University of California, Davis, are working with clinicians to create a simple, inexpensive ventilator. They have developed a prototype and plan to make plans freely available online. Versions could be in clinical use in about six months.

“This is a critical device to have. It provides the vital functions of a ventilator while being completely portable,” said Andrew Li, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at UC Davis Health.

Symposium addresses pressing COVID-19 questions

April 29, 2020
Expert panel on COVID-19 research, response, readiness and more!

(SACRAMENTO) — Close to 1,000 people tuned in live last Friday to a COVID-19 symposium featuring experts in immunology, infectious diseases, pathology and emergency medicine who presented the latest research and insights on coronavirus.

UC Davis helps community health clinic purchase telemedicine equipment during pandemic

April 24, 2020

Thanks to the assistance of Moon Chen, Jr. a professor of hematology and oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Health and Life Organization (HALO) in Sacramento have secured a $20,000 grant from the Bristol Meyers Squibb Foundation to purchase much-needed telemedicine equipment to care for patients during the COVID-19 pande