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Domestic violence victims, stuck at home, are at risk during coronavirus pandemic

Home is the safest place to be while a pandemic rages outside. Health officials have said as much for weeks now. But for some, home is not a haven from violence and abuse. Val Kalei Kanuha, senior lecturer of social work at the UW, is quoted.

Source: CNN

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Drugs touted by Trump, blood from recovered patients: Seattle scientists seek coronavirus cures

Researchers around the globe and in Seattle are investigating dozens of other promising ideas, from repurposing old drugs to designing new ones. And they’re doing it at unprecedented speeds. Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor of global health and of medicine at the UW; Dr. Helen Chu, assistant professor of medicine at the UW; Stephen Polyak, research professor of laboratory medicine at the UW; and Marion Pepper, associate professor of immunology at the UW are quoted.

Source: The Seattle Times

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Hospital chaplains bring hope and solace to COVID-19 patients and staff

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Mike Yonkers, a chaplain at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He’s counseling patients with COVID-19, their families and hospital staff.

Source: NPR

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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