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COVID-19 experts for reporters

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Masks seem to be working to fight the virus, even as some refuse them and US deaths near 100,000

Americans are at odds over whether it’s necessary to keep taking coronavirus protective measures, but a leading researcher says the data is clear: The path ahead in the COVID-19 pandemic is being shaped by masks. Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.

Source: CNN

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How do you fight the epidemic of racism within a pandemic?

Shortly after his presidential campaign failed, former candidate Andrew Yang wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the racism Asian-Americans were experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sapna Cheryan, a professor of psychology at the UW, is interviewed.

Source: KUOW

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How to help your teenagers if they’re having a tough time during the pandemic

The teenage years are an emotional time under the best of circumstances due to all the changes adolescents go through. Add in the disappointment, uncertainty and disruption the coronavirus pandemic has brought and Seattle’s health professionals are seeing teens struggling at a much steeper level than usual. Liliana Lengua, professor of psychology at the UW, is quoted.

Source: The Seattle Times

Here are the most recent stories of UW experts commenting on the novel coronavirus epidemic

In addition to UW researchers from a variety of disciplines offering their expertise to journalists covering the novel coronavirus, UW Medicine researchers are leading the way in the detection and prevention of COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. In fact, our researchers have sequenced COVID-19’s genome, identified the architecture and mechanisms of COVID-19, created a new laboratory test to expedite diagnostics and are crowd-sourcing a cure, among other efforts.

This page is updated every week day. For more information on the coronavirus, visit uw.edu/coronavirus

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