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Modeling COVID-19 infection based on movement can improve public health response

June 16, 2021

The research team — which includes geographers, mathematicians, an epidemiologist and communications experts — used the model to examine decisions to ease restrictions as the pandemic seemed to wane in mid-2020.

UW School of Pharmacy focused on equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

June 15, 2021

In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, students and employees of the School of Pharmacy are helping sponsor vaccine clinics and town hall discussions to address vaccine hesitancy and concerns. 

UW-Madison professors teach schools how to do antigen testing

June 11, 2021

"A school can identify quickly if a staff member or a kid who comes in the school who might have symptoms comes in the school and should get sent home."

UW-Madison ‘COVID crisis: Looking forward’ experts, new website

June 10, 2021

What’s next in the COVID-19 crisis? University of Wisconsin–Madison experts are available to discuss forward-looking research, tips, and the latest trends related to the pandemic as we enter a summer of change.

COVID questions: Anxiety about the return to ‘normal’, other vaccines

June 9, 2021

In a pre-lockdown world, many people experienced a "fear of missing out" (FOMO) on social events, but now many people are experiencing a "fear of going out" (FOGO).

More than 1,000 students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations

May 28, 2021

The nursing and pharmacy students from across the UW System earned a $500 credit while also receiving valuable work experience.

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.

School of Pharmacy volunteers help vaccinate underserved communities

May 20, 2021

The school and the Boys and Girls Club hosted eight vaccine clinics in neighborhoods around Madison on Saturdays in April and May, providing vaccines to more than 600 community members.

COVID questions: Keeping unvaccinated children safe; when quarantine is needed

May 20, 2021

My husband and I are vaccinated, but our young children are currently not eligible to receive the vaccine. Which activities are safe to resume? Which disease require quarantining?

Badger Talks: Is the pandemic affecting our memory?

May 13, 2021

In this Badger Talks, Haley Vlach walks us through the reasons why the pandemic has been so challenging for our memory.

People 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW–Madison

May 13, 2021

The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.

Badger Talks video: Is herd immunity attainable?

May 5, 2021

“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."

In-person classes continue — with safeguards

April 27, 2021

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.

Badger Talks: Re-starting your social life

April 15, 2021

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.

COVID Questions: Pet sitting; sterilizing immunity

March 31, 2021

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.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic

March 30, 2021

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.