Tag Health & medicine
Is it safe to work out in a public gym? If I'm in a vaccine trial and get the placebo, will I be told so I can get the vaccine? How will people have proof they had the vaccine?
Everybody poops, some shed the virus that causes COVID-19. Wisconsin’s wastewater surveillance is looking for it.
Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.
Is it safe to go to dog parks again? What is antibody testing for? Does a positive antibody test mean I don't need to follow distancing requirements?
Hand-sanitizer pump and refill stations are being installed at key locations across campus as part of the Smart Restart initiative.
Is wearing a neck gaiter worse than no covering at all? Can I safely continue to work out on campus? Should I disinfect groceries and mail?
Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?
With activity starting to return to campus, University Health Services is ramping up its testing efforts for COVID-19. A free testing site for students, faculty and staff has opened at Henry Mall.
An effective test of cTnI variations could one day provide doctors with a better ability to diagnose heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Are there industries that will never recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? What should you do if you've been invited to a wedding but are nervous about attending?
The vaccine will target those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — namely, the elderly and those with health conditions that weaken their immune system. Phase 1 trials could begin in early 2021 and UW–Madison may be a trial site.
Our experts answer: Can an air conditioning unit spread COVID-19? What is a superspreader? How do we achieve herd immunity?
The team that created the popular Badger Shield medical fac e shield has now created a new version that provides a full, clear view of the face while still filtering virus particles through surgical fabric that cinches around the wearer’s chin and jawline. And again, they're sharing it with the world.
Editor’s note: We will be publishing answers to questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic each week in this COVID questions column. If you have a…
Two campus labs are coming together again in support of efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease.
Answers to your COVID-19 questions, including: Do you have tips for effective and polite (or at least non-confrontational) ways to ask strangers to move away from you when they're not wearing a mask?
James Schauer holds a unique position as both an air pollution expert and a leader in the state’s response to the pandemic.