Global Health Career Week, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, concluded with a Q&A panel on protecting public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This live Zoom event provided participants with an opportunity to ask questions to our panel of experts.
UW infectious disease experts are volunteering to help conduct on-site COVID-19 tests and implement CDC prevention guidelines at senior living communities in the Seattle area where positive COVID-19 cases have been detected.
Newly reported research findings may help in detecting and preventing the spread of COVID19 at independent and assisted living community for senior adults.
One of the valuable lessons from the study at an affected retirement center in Seattle: Health-professionals should not rely solely on symptoms to determine if an older adult should receive a lab test for the coronavirus.
40% of Gun Owners Reported Not Locking All Household Guns - Even Around Kids (UW News - Features Alison C. Roxby)
While waiting for free firearm storage devices at gun safety events held in sporting goods stores across Washington, nearly 3,000 people filled out a one-page survey asking how they stored guns at home and other household information.
By Heather Boerner
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — From where Linda-Gail Bekker sits as director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre in Cape Town, science has been losing ground against HIV for years, especially when it comes to young women. After all, in some parts of the country, girls who are 15 today have an 80 percent chance of acquiring HIV in their lifetimes.
“We’re really in the trenches here,” she said. “We have to bring all the technology, tools—you know, innovations—we can find to start turning that war around.”