COVID-19: Video Library

To help ensure the continued health and safety of our community, we have put together a series of educational videos featuring WVU Medicine experts covering a wide range of COVID-19-related topics.


WVU Medicine Health Reports

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Of the 169 COVID-19 vaccines in the works worldwide, only eight are in the final phase of clinical trials. Many infectious disease experts are hopeful a vaccine will be ready by early 2021. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, infectious diseases pharmacist Meera Mehta, PharmD, talks about the race to develop a vaccine and what to expect when a vaccine is available.

Asymptomatic Carriers:
In a world where a major pandemic spreads from person to person before they may even show symptoms, anyone could become an “Asymptomatic Carrier”. When we normally rely on aches, coughs, and fever to let us know when we’re coming down with something contagious, what can be done to combat one of COVID-19’s most dangerous factors?

Phase 3 – Reopening Safely: As we enter Phase 3 of reopening West Virginia, more businesses are opening as the Governor urges everyone to wear a mask in public. So how do we reopen safely, while preventing a surge or second wave of COVID-19? Kathy Moffett, MD, explains how in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

Emergency Department Safety During COVID-19: A side effect of the pandemic is people delaying emergency care out of fear of contracting COVID-19. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Chris Goode, MD, explains that while it’s safe to go to the hospital emergency department during the pandemic, it’s not safe to delay emergency care.

Safe Surgery During COVID-19: Judie Charlton, MD, reassures patients that it’s safe to have postponed surgeries at the hospital during the pandemic, even stating: “It’s safer to have surgery in our hospitals right now than it is to walk around the produce section of some of the supermarkets in our area.”

COVID-19 in April: What We’ve Learned: During the month of April, medical providers, researchers and experts raced to learn as much as they could about COVID-19.  Kathy Moffett, MD, reviews some of what we’ve learned, and what we still don’t know.

Caring for COVID-19 at Home: Most patients with COVID-19 are not hospitalized – they’re cared for at home. Kathy Moffett, MD, explains how to care for a COVID-19 patient at home in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

Allergy vs. Virus: Seasonal allergies are here. With COVID-19 dominating our health concerns, do you know if your symptoms are hay fever or coronavirus? David Skoner, MD, offers some ways to tell the difference, when to look for a diagnosis, and how to get an exam during a period of social distancing.

Finding Wellness: In this stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic, are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right and managing stress? In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Gwen Emery, MD, discusses how to find and maintain wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Pandemic Anxiety: Overwhelming news, distant family and friends, the loss of jobs, and the disruption of normal life are causing anxiety and stress. Toni Goodykoontz, MD, offers some advice to help mitigate a bit of the anxiety.

Preventing Child Abuse: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn, there is a new concern about a spike in child abuse. Christine Haufe, of WVU Medicine Children’s, shares some child abuse prevention strategies.

Talking With Kids: Family life and routines have changed greatly with the stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. How do you talk with your kids about this crisis? Jenna Wallace, PsyD, has some tips on talking with your children about COVID-19.

Cats and COVID-19: Recent reports indicate that housecats and zoo cats can contract COVID-19 from their human caregivers. Kathy Moffett, MD, offers some views and advice on this unique new situation.

How Viruses Affect Us: Different viruses affect the human body in different ways. But techniques to fight their spread and transmission are the same.

COVID-19 and Past Pandemics: Assumptions are easily made about the COVID-19 pandemic and past pandemic outbreaks. What can we learn from those past pandemics? Can our assumptions be inaccurate or even unhelpful? Kathy Moffett, MD, helps us learn more.

COVID-19 and Pets: Our pets and the animals in our lives aren’t likely to follow social distancing guidelines.  If you are worried about how COVID-19 might affect your pets and your neighbors’ lives, Kathy Moffett, MD, has some information and words of advice.


How long does COVID-19 live on hard and soft surfaces? Is it safe to order take-out? Kathryn Moffett, MD, has the answers to these questions and more.

In this Inside WVU today video, Kathryn Moffett, MD, provides important information about the virus and tips to help keep our students, faculty, staff, and communities safe.

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