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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New shield couples COVID-19 protection with a clear view of the face

The team that created the popular Badger Shield medical fac e shield has now created a new version that provides a full, clear view of the face while still filtering virus particles through surgical fabric that cinches around the wearer’s chin and jawline. And again, they're sharing it with the world.

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Coronavirus sequencing leads to insights on transmission, vaccine development

Graduate student Katarina Braun and Gage Moreno's work with sequencing the 2019 novel coronavirus has helped scientists better understand how the virus has traveled in Wisconsin and whether the protective equipment and safety protocols used in local hospitals are effective.

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