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Nearly three years after its inception, the Biden administration intends to cease the national emergency and public health emergency statuses of COVID-19. The decision reflects both the evolving state of the virus and political realities.

Although it passed quietly, Jan. 20, 2020 was one of the most important days in living memory. On that day three years ago, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported here in Washington state. Nearly 2 million cases and over 15,000 deaths later, the question remains: will t…

A UW-backed study found that vaccinations offer pregnant people significant protection against severe COVID-19-related complications during pregnancy. The multinational study, published last month in The Lancet medical journal, provided new insight on the importance of vaccinations and boost…

Three years after the Husky Coronavirus Testing (HCT) program began, the organization now tests for RSV and influenza in addition to COVID-19. Testing for all three viruses allows researchers to study the viruses’ genomes and gather more data for the program’s studies. 

Researchers at UW and around the globe are ringing alarm bells as new evidence suggests that COVID-19 may pose serious threats to the health of the brain.

At the Jan. 13 UW Medicine town hall, medical leaders from across UW Medicine facilities met to discuss the current state of the organization. From COVID-19, vaccinations, and the financial state of UW Medicine, the hourlong town hall covered a wide variety of pressing issues.

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