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As virus cases plateau nationally, Michigan’s rapid surge worries experts

In a sea of heartening news about the U.S. battle against the coronavirus, some experts are casting worried glances at a cloud on the horizon: Michigan, where new cases and hospitalizations are rising with alarming speed. Ali Mokdad, professor of health metrics sciences at the UW Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, is quoted.

Source: The New York Times

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Traveling in 2021? Doctors urge caution despite optimistic vaccine goals

Despite the ambitious goal to vaccinate most Americans by this summer, doctors said even those who get inoculated need to be prepared to cancel their travel plans. Dr. Paul Pottinger, professor of medicine in the UW School of Medicine, is interviewed.

Source: KOMO 4

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In Seattle as everywhere, hope is ahead — but we haven’t hit the ‘post’ in post-traumatic stress from COVID-19

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the “what ifs” having come true, therapists hear story after story of collective trauma, of grief, of loss, all through a computer or phone screen. Jane Simoni, 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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