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Study: Pregnant women more likely to die of COVID-19

Pregnant women are more likely to be hospitalized and far more likely to die of COVID-19 than their peers, according to a study that monitored hundreds of pregnant women in Washington state last year. Dr. Kristina Adams Waldorf, professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UW School of Medicine, is interviewed.

Source: Q13

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US will have enough coronavirus vaccine for 300 million Americans by fall

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that the United States would have enough doses of coronavirus vaccine to inoculate 300 million Americans by fall. Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is referenced.

Source: International Business Times

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King County wants vaccine amount to match population

King County Council member Reagan Dunn proposed legislation that would request the state of Washington to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to King County. Jocelyn Ludlow, director of the Simulation Center in the UW School of Nursing, is interviewed.

Source: KIRO 7

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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