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In the United States, more than 31 million people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 throughout the pandemic, and approximately 71 thousand new cases are being reported daily. Vaccines, which are used to build immunity against a virus by priming the immune system, are a relatively new develo…

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Rosie’s Tiny House Village, under a two-year property lease from Sound Transit, is part of Seattle’s plan to open more than 350 new enhanced shelters and tiny home spaces, a larger strategy to shelter those experiencing homelessness while moving toward permanent or long-term housing. 

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The ASUW Board of Directors (BOD) approved a senate bill advocating content warnings for graphic content, discussed support measures for students affected by recent racist violence, and made a $10,000 donation to the ASUW’s scholarship foundation at its April 15 meeting. 

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The UW is beginning a trial of a second-generation vaccine for COVID-19 which may have the added benefit of preventing infection by variants of the virus. Unlike the first-generation vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the second-generation vaccine, created by U.S.-based biotechnology…

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Alaskan malamute and former UW canine mascot Dubs I died April 3, generating a storm of posts on social media as fans remembered the dog who brought smiles and woo-woos to Husky Stadium from 2009 to 2019. 

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The UW has joined a list of more than 20 other universities across the nation participating in an upcoming study aiming to determine whether people vaccinated against COVID-19 are still able to become infected and inadvertently spread the virus to others.

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