UW–Madison partners with state and federal public health agencies on COVID-19

The UW, the CDC and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are working together to better understand COVID-19 on college campuses, build upon knowledge about the virus that causes the disease, and contribute to improved local, state and national response to the pandemic.

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Badger Seal increases the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

UPDATE, Feb. 11, 2021: The CDC now has officially recommended wearing mask fitters as one way to improve how your mask protects you. Its recommendations are based on a recent study that references research conducted by David Rothamer, Scott Sanders, Douglas Reindl and Timothy Bertram of UW-Madison. You can find instructions to make your own … Continued

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Wastewater surveillance program detects the genetic fingerprint of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin’s sewage

Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.

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New fact-checking projects focus on combatting COVID-19 misinformation

With information about COVID-19 rapidly circulating online, it can be difficult to determine what’s true and what’s not. SJMC faculty and students are working on several projects to combat misinformation.

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