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These researchers predicted California’s COVID-19 surge. Here’s when they think it will end

Today, with the numbers of new infections, hospitalizations and deaths in the state continuing to break records, Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, talked about when his group is predicting this nightmare will end.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Local health officials say new COVID-19 variant could already be in Washington

Doctors say that the new variant strain of COVID-19, recently identified in several other states, could be detected any day here in Washington. In fact, they say this variant could already be circulating in our community. Dr. Paul Pottinger, professor of medicine in the UW School of Medicine, is interviewed.

Source: KOMO 4

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Misinformation ‘superspreaders’: COVID-19 vaccine falsehoods still thriving on Facebook and Instagram

Conspiracy theories and misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine are still spreading on Facebook and Instagram, more than a month after Facebook pledged it would take them down. Kolina Koltai, a postdoctoral researcher at the UW Center for an Informed Public, is quoted.

Source: The Guardian

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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