Dear DGH community,
Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on which we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy as a civil rights leader. His brilliant leadership, advocacy, and nonviolent civil disobedience were instrumental in fighting segregation and promoting the right to vote. His work and commitment to antiracism continue to inspire.
Rising infections and new, highly contagious strains of the coronavirus are pressuring governments to accelerate vaccinations
By Dasl Yoon in Seoul, Rhiannon Hoyle in Sydney and Felicia Schwartz in Tel Aviv, The Wall Street Journal
Public health experts are racing to prepare communities for the vaccine, but they face notable hurdles.
by Lilly Fowler, Crosscut
Rosalinda Martinez, a 47-year-old immigrant from Mexico who lives in Tukwila, doesn’t plan to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, even though she’s at higher risk of dying from the virus because she’s overweight and diabetic.
For nearly three decades, Grace John-Stewart, a professor of global health and epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has devoted her career to improving HIV prevention and treatment.
Dear DGH community,
We are reaching out in support and solidarity as we reel from recent events. Today, supporters of President Trump violently entered the US Capitol and disrupted the counting of certified electoral votes, encouraged by the President’s false claims of election fraud. The disruption of our democratic process in Washington, DC and the violence we are witnessing are deeply disturbing. We recognize that these scenes may be distressing, especially to members of our community who have lived through coups and civil unrest.
Even partial protection of one dose could be enough to slow the spread of the virus, the UW Medicine researchers argue in a paper.
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Giving one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved in the United States could curtail the spread of the SARS-CoV-19 in the community more quickly than the recommended two doses, say two vaccine experts at the University of Washington School of Medicine.