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UW researchers respond to novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

凯时棋牌app“People facing homelessness in Seattle have long had reasons to avoid emergency shelters. Now they have another: During a pandemic, crowding our most vulnerable neighbors into confined spaces could be a recipe for humanitarian disaster, and a health crisis for the whole city,” write David Boarder Giles of Deakin University, Timothy Harris of Real Change and Graham Pruss, lecturer of anthropology at the UW.

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In a tall building on the outskirts of downtown Seattle, a group of scientists from the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design huddle in front of computers, concentrating on their screens. Using a special program, they’re tinkering with building blocks of proteins, taking the first of many steps to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Brooke Fiala, a researcher in the Institute for Protein Design, is quoted.

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凯时棋牌appFor every known case of coronavirus, another five to 10 cases are out there undetected, a new study suggests. Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, a professor of biostatistics and of epidemiology at the UW, is quoted.

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凯时棋牌appHere 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 , identified the , to expedite diagnostics and are , among other efforts.

This page is updated every week day. For more information on the coronavirus, visit uw.edu/coronavirus

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The University of Washington is home to a plethora of experts on topics related to the COVID-19 epidemic. Expand each topic to see their names, specific expertise and contact information.