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A look at vaccine development and distribution

December 3, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a terrible impact, but it also has inspired one of the greatest scientific efforts in generations, spurring researchers around the globe to produce multiple potential vaccines in a short time.

COVID questions: Transmission after vaccine, face mask effectiveness

December 3, 2020

Can someone who receives the COVID-19 vaccine still transmit the virus? What are some studies that prove the effectiveness of face masks?

Badger Talks video: Working women and the pandemic

December 1, 2020

In this Badger Talks interview, engineering professor Pam Kreeger discusses why it’s important for women to be okay with saying no and why it’s so crucial to know your own needs and what it takes to stay healthy and balanced.

Health care workers appeal to people of Wisconsin for help

November 22, 2020

Hundreds of UW Health workers call on the people of Wisconsin to take precautions against COVID-19 to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

Banking on patient samples to advance COVID-19 research

November 20, 2020

In the spring of 2020, when UW–Madison instruction moved online and most research became remote, efforts picked up at the UW Carbone Cancer Center Translational Science Biocore BioBank.

Student survey results being used to improve fall, spring semesters

November 18, 2020

Campus leaders are using the results from two just-completed student surveys — one for undergraduates and one for graduate students — to improve the student…

UW-Madison adds second surge testing site at Kohl Center for students and employees

November 17, 2020

The rapid antigen tests complement PCR tests currently available for students and employees through University Health Services (UHS) as positive COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Dane County and across the state. 

Employee responses to survey will inform spring COVID-19 testing program

November 17, 2020

The answers will help UW–Madison’s public health team decide where to establish campus COVID-19 testing sites in the spring, as well as the days and hours of operation.

Quick, routine coronavirus testing reassures both campus and volunteers

November 16, 2020

Unlike other testing on campus, which is more likely to attract people who are sick or who believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Jon Temte’s program constantly re-tests a stable population of volunteers — even when they feel fine.

Guidelines and recommendations for quarantining at home

November 16, 2020

Quarantining is an important tool in containing spread of the disease, and UW Health officials want to share some recommendations on how to effectively quarantine.

Surge COVID-19 testing offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium

November 12, 2020

Community members took advantage of COVID-19 surge testing being freely offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium from Nov. 12 to the end of the year.

COVID questions: Students returning home, playdates

November 12, 2020

With my adult children returning home from their universities at Thanksgiving, what precautions should I take? Is it OK for my child to have a playdate with someone in their class?

UW–Madison to expand COVID-19 testing in spring

November 5, 2020

To accommodate more regular and frequent COVID-19 testing of all students and employees on campus in the spring semester, UW–Madison will partner with Shield T3, a subsidiary of the University of Illinois System.

COVID questions: Viral load, the value of life

November 5, 2020

What is a viral load? How does the government weigh the risk of death against economic costs?

COVID questions: Influenza comparison, selling home precautions

October 29, 2020

What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?

A victorious but unusual Badger game day

October 24, 2020

It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in.

COVID questions: Disabilities, ventilation systems

October 22, 2020

How is the pandemic affecting people with disabilities? Is there research on testing ventilation systems for COVID?