What you need to know about COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the UW-Madison Global Health Institute is gathering relevant resources to help you navigate what’s happening. You’ll find trusted websites, insights from the GHI community and news posts featuring GHI experts.
Global HealthStudy shows cats can contract, spread coronavirusIn a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus …Read more…
Global HealthBeyond Summer 2020: Safety Abroad in a Recovering WorldWhat happens to international education programs in a time of COVID-19? GHI's Christopher Olsen and James Conway and UW's Ronald Machoian look at risks, moving ahead.Read more…
A triple threatAugust 6, 2020A pediatrician offers tips for talking with teens about COVID-19July 14, 2020Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good maskJuly 9, 2020Human Activity Contributes to Apparent Increase in Diseases from AnimalsJuly 6, 2020COVID questions: Dog parks, work from home, future of citiesJuly 6, 2020More news »
June 22, 2020: GHI Advisory Committee member Yoshihiro Kawaoka showed that prior infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus provided protection against reinfection.
June 14. 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway weighs in on asymptomatic infections.
Mary Wilson, M.D., a GHI Board of Visitors member, helps explain the connection between disease and changes in landscape and human populations.
May 27, 2020: GHI Advisory Committee member Ajay Sethi joins Nasia Safdar to outline was to stay healthy during reopening.
May 1, 2020: GHI Advisory Committee member Yoshihiro Kawaoka, receives a grant to test a new approach to developing a coronavirus vaccine.
May 4, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz is keynote speaker for the webinar.
May 1, 2020: GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg discusses efforts to protect the health of apes and humans.
April 30, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway says opening different regions at different times is “terrifying.”
April 20, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz presentation from the Nelson Institute’s Virtual 2020 Earth Day Conference. Also listen to Patz on Wisconsin Public Radio.
April 13, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz is co-PI on the study looking at travel and the virus.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz calls for physical distancing to thwart virus.
GHI Advisory Committee member Ajay Sethi is featured in a Discovery Channel documentary.
March 25, 2020: Christopher Olsen, director of the Graduate | Professional | Capstone Certificates in Global Health and professor emeritus in Veterinary Medicine, looks at the links between human and animal health for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
March 24, 2020: GHI Board of Visitors members John Lange and Mary Wilson look at why postponing the games was the best decision.
March 19, 2020: Christopher Olsen, director of the Graduate | Professional | Capstone Certificates in Global Health, joins Nasia Safdar, medical director of infection prevention at UW Health, to discuss coronavirus basics.
March 16, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway, Advisory Committee member Richard Keller, and Seed Grant recipient Nasia Saftar discuss the history, current pandemic.
Human Activity Contributes to Apparent Increase in Disease from Animals
July 3, 2020: GHI Advisory Committee member Tony Goldberg explains zoonotic disease.
GHI Advisory Committee member Dominique Broussard discusses how to think clearly and communicate responsibly about risks during a pandemic.
May 22, 2020: GHI Advisory Committee member James Schauer has helped the critical testing lab rise to the challenge.
May 13, 2020: Ajay Sethi, A GHI Advisory Committee member, helps make sense of the coronavirus pandemic in a sea of misinformation.
May 14, 2020: Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a GHI Advisory Committee member, led the study.
May 12, 2020: GHI’s James Conway and Christopher Olsen look at the risks, moving ahead with international education programs.
May 1, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz links environment and the pandemic.
April 28, 2020: GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg discusses ways pathogens and parasites jump from species to species.
GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg looks at COVID-19 consequences for biodiversity.
Professor Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a GHI Advisory Committee member, joins an international collaboration to develop and test a coronavirus vaccine.
Ambassador John Lange, a GHI Board of Visitors member, discusses pandemic preparedness and response. Including a YouTube video.
March 20, 2020: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown helps lead a project to slow the spread of the disease through social media.
March 20, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz looks at the emergence of COVID-19.
March 23, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz says climate chage impacts coronavirus, too.
January 30, 2020: Christopher Olsen, Director of the Graduate | Professional | Capstone Certificates in Global Health and infectious disease expert, discusses the new virus.
June 25, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway explains how the health community is trying to get ahead of the issue.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz is a member of the data team looking at COVID-19.
May 18, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway and Advisory Committee member Ajay Sethi warn against amateur studies that can spread false information.
May 1, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway says loosening restrictions regionally is short-sighted.
April 30, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Executive Assistant Valerie Peterson join the statewide effort.
April 30, 2020: Krishna Ella, a member of the GHI Board of Visitors, looks at building a COVID vaccine on the ‘backbone’ of a flu vaccine.
April 21, 2020: GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Advisory Committee member Ajay Sethi join a campus-wide collaboration to understand and respond to the virus.
April 22: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown leads a project to develop a coloring book and pages for children and drawings for adults facing these difficult times.
April 8, 2020: Krishna Ella, a GHI Board of Visitor member and chairman of Bharat Biotech, discusses the vaccine collaboration.
GHI Associate Director James Conway sees health risks in Tuesday’s election.
March 15, 2020: GHI Associate Director James Conway and assistant scientist Malia Jones encourage distancing.
March 20, 2020: GHI Associate Director Janis Tupesis talks about lessons learned from Ebola.
February 11, 2020: GHI’s Christopher Olsen joins Nasia Saftar, experts from across Madison to discuss the virus.
January 25, 2020: GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg discusses how viruses spread between species.
February 5, 2020: Ambassador John E. Lang, a member of the GHI Board of Visitors, discusses how WHO operates in crisis situations.