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Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask

July 6, 2020

A research team made a video of a modified mannequin whose mouth releases a puff of air containing fog, in order to see how well masks contain the fog and visualize results from testing different mask styles.

UW partnering with state on COVID-19 population health studies

June 17, 2020

The first study, led by UW–Madison's Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW), will determine the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies throughout the state. Another will test wastewater for signs of the virus.

Play COVID Crush with an epidemiologist

May 19, 2020

Called COVID Crush, the game allows players to experiment with a number of different physical distancing scenarios (also called social distancing), watching how it leads to or limits the spread of COVID-19 in a population of 1,000 dots, which represent individual people.

Badger brothers: Saving lives and striving for a healthier world

May 14, 2020

Identical twin physicians Jesse and Joel Charles say COVID-19 "has revealed a deep unfairness," affecting the disabled, the mentally ill, and communities of color more severely than others.

Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19

April 27, 2020

Morgridge Institute researchers are hoping to better understand what factors influence whether a patient will suffer from complications such as acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Firefighters parade in support of health workers

April 24, 2020

Fire engines from local Madison stations circled the VA Hospital, UW Hospital and Clinics and American Family Children's Hospital, flashing their lights and sounding their sirens in appreciation of medical staff for their work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

Early modeling results show that the speed of viral transmission has slowed since Wisconsin's first “Safer at Home” executive order, demonstrating that social distancing is necessary to stop the spread of the disease.

UW–Madison engineer works with local health leaders to develop COVID-19 prediction models

April 17, 2020

The models use a swath of relevant, research-based parameters to predict the number of cases of in the region.

Extension offers guidance on operating a farm during the pandemic

April 17, 2020

While much of the negative impact on agriculture by COVID-19 is out of farmers' control, there are things they can do now to reduce or prevent the impact of the virus on the health and productivity of their farm.