Summary of COVID-19 Long-term Health Effects: Emerging Evidence and Ongoing Investigation

Understanding the course of patients’ recovery from COVID-19 is critical for health system planning and for guiding public health prevention efforts. At less than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection remain unknown. However, new evidence is emerging rapidly about symptom profiles and rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 survivors in the initial months of their recovery. This document is a brief summary of published evidence about the sequelae of COVID-19 and ongoing studies of its long-term health effects.

Making Crowded Spaces Safer - Health Alliance International

New partnership to give Mozambique’s highest risk spaces a new attitude toward COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases climb in South Africa, neighboring Mozambique’s Ministry of Health, with support from Health Alliance International & Vital Strategies, is working to transform public spaces from high-risk to high-compliance when it comes to protecting against community transmission of COVID-19.

UW Team Developing Model to Help Lower COVID-19 Infections in King County, Guide Eventual Vaccine Distribution (Includes Judy Wasserheit and Jennifer Ross)

Policymakers continue to have uncertainties on how to answer important questions about the novel coronavirus — such as when and how to reopen businesses and schools, and how to distribute a vaccine once one becomes available.

Now a University of Washington team has received a $33,000 grant to develop a model that uses local data to generate policy recommendations that could help lower COVID-19 infections in King County.

Coronavirus: Why We Need the World Health Organization (Podcast interview with Judy Wasserheit)

Dr. Judith Wasserheit, Chair of the Department of Global Health, and Dr. Charles Holmes, Georgetown University join the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) COVID-19 podcast to discuss the critical role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in COVID-19 response efforts, and how its defunding could impact our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future pandemics.

The Coronavirus Risks of Everyday Activities as Economies Reopen (Reuters, Quotes Jared Baeten)

Americans have started returning to more normal lifestyles with the end of coronavirus lockdowns. But what activities are safe?

Reuters asked five epidemiologists and public health experts to rate eleven everyday activities on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being a low-risk activity and 5 being a high risk activity. The scientists agreed that precautions can be taken to make all of these activities safer.

MPH Student Supports UW Custodial Workers with Bread, Coffee, and Masks

While most of the University of Washington has shut down to comply with the state’s coronavirus response, many custodial workers are still reporting to work on campus. Evalynn Romano, a Master of Public Health (MPH) student in the Department of Global Health, was seeing stories of people providing supplies and other gifts to healthcare workers, but wondered why custodial workers were not being shown the same appreciation.

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