No #StudentBan: International students belong in the U.S.
Faculty, alumni and students from the University of Washington Department of Epidemiology and Department of Global Health dispute the new federal directive that would impede international students from continuing their education at colleges and universities if classes are only held online. The op-ed was written by Chenglin Hong, Jennifer Balkus, Unmesha Roy Paladhi, Yasaman Zia, Renee Heffron, and Ruannce Barnabas.
Outdoor dining and drinking is allowed. But is it safe?
As many areas across American are reopening, people are wondering how safe it is to venture out of their homes. This article answers questions about the safety of going out to eat once again. UW epidemiology faculty member Dr. Anne-Marie Gloster is quoted.
How the virus won
In this article, an analysis of travel patterns, hidden infections, and genetic data is conducted to show how the COVID-19 pandemic quickly gripped the United States. UW epidemiology professor Dr. Trevor Bedford is quoted.
As hospitalizations hit new records and states impose quarantines, businesses reconsider reopening
The COVID-19 pandemic is tearing through the U.S. heartland, setting records for hospitalizations and forcing businesses to rethink their plans to reopen as new modeling predicts the virus will kill 180,000 Americans by October. UW professor of epidemiology Dr. Ali Mokdad is referenced in this article.
Would MLB Be Better Off in a Bubble? Experts Say ... Maybe
Epidemiologists weigh in on baseball's plan to have teams play out of their home ballparks and the many risks that presents. Dr. Jared Baeten of UW's Department of Epidemiology is quoted.
How LGBTQ+ culture can survive COVID-19
June may be pride month, but this one hasn’t felt like any Pride month before it. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been no parades this year here in New Orleans, and many people in the LGBTQ+ community have turned to digital platforms to celebrate at home. UW epidemiology professor Dr. Steven Goodreau is quoted.
How will summer weather impact COVID-19?
As temperatures in Puget Sound soar this week, many are wondering how the summer heat could impact the coronavirus pandemic. UW epidemiology professor Dr. Ali Mokdad is quoted in this article.
Gov. Inslee orders masks to be worn in public to help stem spread of coronavirus
Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a statewide mandate requiring facial coverings in public to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, as cases again begin to rise in Washington. UW professor of epidemiology Dr. Jared Baeten is quoted in this article.
How the 'R' estimate explains the spread of coronavirus in Washington
Aside from cases, hospitalization and tests, the 'R' estimate, or reproductive number, helps show if COVID-19 is growing or shrinking in a community. UW epidemiology professor Dr. Janet Baseman is quoted in this article.
Can phone apps slow the spread of the coronavirus?
Health departments around the world are betting on technology to help stem the stealthy spread of the coronavirus: cellphone apps that aim to identify and alert those who recently came into contact with an infected person. By encouraging those potentially exposed to COVID-19 to self-isolate, the thinking goes, a phone app could swiftly cut off chains of transmission. UW epidemiology alumna Dr. Allison Black is quoted in this article.