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UW Medicine has stopped the scheduling of appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with no current timeline in place to resume, according to Susan Gregg, director of media relations for UW Medicine. Patients currently awaiting their second dose of the vaccine will also wait u…

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Dr. Ben Danielson, who joined UW Medicine last month following his resignation as medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic after alleging racism from Seattle Children’s Hospital leadership, gave a speech on anti-racism and health equity in honor of Black History Month Monday. 

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Despite the extenuating circumstances of this past year, the UW Office of Admissions has seen a 4,962-applicant increase from last year — receiving 48,740 applications for next fall in total.

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Any of the dozens of students who participated in a party north of campus over the weekend are barred from attending an in-person class or any university activity through the end of the month unless they take a COVID-19 test, the UW announced Thursday.

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The UK coronavirus variant was detected at the UW Monday in a Seattle student’s test from late January, the university’s Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases announced Tuesday afternoon.

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