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The United World Antiviral Research Network (UWARN) and the UW Medicine virology lab have confirmed three cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Washington state. This confirmation comes just a week after the World Health Organization class…

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“We think 10% … of UW, for sure, has omicron,” Lea Starita, UW assistant professor of genome sciences said, referring to calculations from colleague Trevor Bedford at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

UW Medicine discussed the importance of reducing COVID-19 transmissions amid a stark increase in hospitalizations and staff shortages during their Jan. 7 town hall meeting. The meeting follows President Ana Mari Cauce’s announcement Friday that gave students and educators an optional return …

Nearly two years into the pandemic, UW Athletics is facing a new challenge caused by the COVID-19 omicron variant.

The university will allow instructors to teach classes virtually until Jan. 28 due to concerns regarding the omicron COVID-19 variant, UW President Ana Mari Cauce wrote in an all-campus email Friday. In-person courses with the option for students to participate remotely are permitted, with “…

Over three hundred UW workers have been terminated or placed on unpaid leave following their refusal to be inoculated against COVID-19, UW spokesperson Victor Balta reported. 

 

 

 

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The university will allow instructors to teach classes virtually until Jan. 28 due to concerns regarding the omicron COVID-19 variant, UW President Ana Mari Cauce wrote in an all-campus email Friday. In-person courses with the option for students to participate remotely are permitted, with “…

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Over three hundred UW workers have been terminated or placed on unpaid leave following their refusal to be inoculated against COVID-19, UW spokesperson Victor Balta reported. 

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In spite of student fears that UW’s weeklong omicron variant-induced return to remote learning for the start of winter quarter would prove permanent, President Ana Mari Cauce confirmed to the student body that in-person classes would resume Jan. 10 in an all-campus email Monday. 

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The highly-transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant has been detected at UW in “several samples” of tests conducted by the Husky Coronavirus Testing program, the university announced Wednesday.

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The United World Antiviral Research Network (UWARN) and the UW Medicine virology lab have confirmed three cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant in Washington state. This confirmation comes just a week after the World Health Organization classified omicron as a variant of concern.

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In May, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UW required that all students and faculty receive the COVID-19 vaccine for the 2021-22 school year. Last month, the CDC approved booster shots for all adults in the United States. The next step for UW would…

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For the delta, delta plus, and kappa variants of COVID-19, the difference between transmissibility, the ability to evade vaccine neutralization, and the structure of their spike glycoproteins is no longer a mystery. A study published Nov. 9 in Science by professor David Veesler’s lab in the …

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