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COVID-19 experts for reporters

Exclusive: A new coronavirus school dashboard tracks infections

A new national effort asks K-12 schools to voluntarily — and anonymously — report their confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases, along with the safety strategies they’re using. Dr. Danielle Zerr, professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.

Source: NPR

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COVID-19 may have hidden impact on the heart

Last month, several college conferences, postponed their sports seasons, citing the risks posed to athletes by the coronavirus. A major factor in those decisions, according to some physicians, was the uncertain implications of a July paper in JAMA Cardiology, which showed signs of myocarditis in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Jonathan Drezner, professor of family medicine in the UW School of Medicine and director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology, is quoted.

Source: The New York Times

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Daily smartphone tracking planned for first to get COVID-19 vaccine

Americans that get the first COVID-19 vaccines will be closely monitored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through daily text messages and emails, according to a federal advisory group. Beth Bell, clinical professor of global health at the UW, is quoted.

Source: Bloomberg

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.

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