“It is difficult to predict how many (people) need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity in a population,” says Ajay Sethi, associate professor of population health sciences, but "we are headed in the right direction."
While much instruction has gone virtual, some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Take a look.
As vaccination rates climb, pandemic restrictions are beginning to loosen. But not everyone is eager to pick up where they left off with their social lives. Christine Whelan, a clinical professor in the School of Human Ecology, is our guest.
If I need someone to watch my pet for a week, what is the safest option? And, is it true the virus can only live for 10 minutes on a fully vaccinated person? UW–Madison experts have the answers.
WSLH coordinates the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, with more than 130 hospital and clinical labs across the state, and was able to quickly pull together collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
Vaccines provide hope that the worst of the pandemic will soon be behind us, but they also can lead to some tricky conversations. In this week’s Badger Talks video, vaccine etiquette is discussed.
The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.
The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.
The WisCon consultants have dedicated time this year to COVID-19 consulting and training for small businesses, which includes virtual assessments of facilities, recommendations for controlling employee exposure, and video training on COVID-19 prevention and control.
The air was filled with excitement and music as the UW–Madison Varsity Band gathered for the first large group practices since the COVID-19 lockdown began.
The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000.
Nearly 10,000 students and employees have received at least one shot of either a two-dose or one-dose vaccine, both at UHS and reported off campus.
This week, University Health Services is expanding COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all non-student employees working in person. Rather than receiving an email, the MyUHS portal will replace emails for accessing eligibility information and appointment options.
Why do some people continue to experience symptoms after recovering from COVID-19? Can my family travel to Florida?
“Things are always changing. And as a student, I know how this feels,” Greta says. “I’m here to help people understand the policies and procedures in a way they can understand.”
Their roles range from administering tests to caring for patients to ramping up telehealth, and they've worked long hours to help all of us through this difficult time.