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UW researchers respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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‘You don’t feel alone’: How medical workers help each other cope

The coronavirus outbreak presents a chance to address the mental health needs of providers – needs neglected long before COVID-19 – and fortify their resilience to persevere in the moment and beyond. Anne Browning, assistant dean for well-being at the UW School of Medicine, is quoted.

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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It’s official: COVID-19 is not ‘just another flu’

It’s official: COVID-19 is deadlier than the seasonal flu. That’s the conclusion of a new study led by the University of Washington that looked to find the national death rate among people in the US infected with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Anirban Basu, professor of health economics at the UW, is quoted.

Source: IFL Science

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How to help your teenagers if they’re having a tough time during the pandemic

The teenage years are an emotional time under the best of circumstances due to all the changes adolescents go through. Add in the disappointment, uncertainty and disruption the coronavirus pandemic has brought and Seattle’s health professionals are seeing teens struggling at a much steeper level than usual. Liliana Lengua, 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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