This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?
Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.
Researchers in the School of Pharmacy, led by Quanyin Hu, have developed a system that can keep probiotic bacteria alive in the lower intestine long enough to help treat or prevent colitis in a mouse model of the disease.
“Although we didn’t see a difference in people’s ideas or behavioral intentions based on their awareness of the chart," says researcher Nan Li, "the message is still beneficial."
"Let your child know that it takes cooperation and healthy decisions made by everyone in a community to keep COVID-19 under control and children safe," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.
A UW team's work will inform government and community groups’ efforts to address vaccine access and hesitancy, with the ultimate goal of increasing immunization rates.
The results could help improve diagnostic techniques applicable to both companion animals and people, addressing “a big open question in veterinary medicine.”
“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”