3 Steps to Help Prevent Another Animal-to-Human Virus Pandemic (Seattle Times, co-written by Peter Rabinowitz)

By Peter Rabinowitz and Greg Gray

Governments and individuals are taking unprecedented, often very austere actions to control the ongoing spread of the pandemic coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). However, they are neglecting an extremely important question that could cause the loss of millions of more lives — how do we prevent the next zoonotic respiratory virus pandemic?

We have not yet identified the source of this virus. What if a new version emerges from the original animal source to cause a second wave of this pandemic?

Dispatch from a Brooklyn ER Nurse in the Time of COVID (By Mariel Boyarsky, MPH 2015)

By Mariel Boyarsky (MPH, 2015)

Mariel Boyarsky graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Master of Public Health in Global Health. After completing nursing school, she began working at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York in 2019. This is Mariel's firsthand account of working in the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Multisite Trial Early Data Suggests Remdesivir is Effective (UW Medicine Newsroom, Interview with Helen Chu)

Remdesivir, a non-specific antiviral drug that was originally tested against Ebola, has been shown to be effective against the new coronavirus in a preliminary data analysis, as reported by the National Institutes of Health. The UW School of Medicine was one of the sites in the National Institutes of Health trial. Dr.

Studies Show that COVID-19 Can Spread Quickly in Homeless Communities

Researchers have been studying COVID-19 in homeless communities, specifically in shelters with two or more confirmed cases in the weeks prior to their study. They found that in these shelters with clusters of cases, the proportion of positive tests was higher than in shelters with lower amounts of previously reported cases.

Coronavirus: Our Experts in the News

The following links are a collection of news stories about the coronavirus that either quote, include, or were written by Department of Global Health faculty and staff. This includes video interviews with local and national media outlets, as well as written stories detailing DGH's research and innovation in fighting COVID-19. 

Also see UW School of Public Health's web pages on Coronavirus Response, Resources and News

UW Researchers Study Effects of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations in Africa (Study led by Judd Walson)

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, there are increasing numbers of cases in low- and middle-income country (LMIC) settings, including in many African countries. A new $1.38 million UW research project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will monitor the spread of COVID-19 in sites in Africa in order to increase understanding of the effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable children and adults, healthcare workers and researchers in low-resource settings. 

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