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COVID-19 experts for reporters

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Opinion: Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 prevention? How to separate science from partisanship

“No one is surprised to see political polarization around issues of taxation, immigration, welfare or military spending. But it has been remarkable to see such deep partisan divides about basic medical science,” write Jevin West, associate professor in the UW Information School, and Carl Bergstrom, professor of biology at the UW.

Source: NBC News

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Puget Sound metro counties hope downward trend continues after recent rise of coronavirus

Pierce, Snohomish and King counties had been seeing rising rates of infection in the past few weeks, but a slight decrease in recent days is a glimmer of hope. Dr. John Lynch, professor of medicine in the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.

Source: KING 5

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Opinion: Preserve dental benefits for our most vulnerable citizens

“COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our state’s budget. Once again, dental care for poor adults is on the chopping block. Eliminating dental benefits for adults using Medicaid will not solve our budget problems — and will lead to more unnecessary suffering,” writes Dr. Donald Chi, professor of oral health sciences at the UW.

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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