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How COVID-19 Took Hold in North America and Europe

Caption: SARS-CoV-2 introductions to U.S. and Europe. Credit: Modified from Worobey M, Science, 2020. It was nearly 10 months ago on January 15 that a traveler returned home to the Seattle area after visiting family in Wuhan, China. A few days later, he started feeling poorly and became the first laboratory-confirmed case of coronavirus disease […]

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung Trouble

Caption: Testing breathing capacity with a spirometer. Credit: iStock/Koldunov The pandemic has already claimed far too many lives in the United States and around the world. Fortunately, as doctors have gained more experience in treating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), more people who’ve been hospitalized eventually will recover. This raises an important question: what does recovery […]

Senate Hearing on Vaccines

As always, it was an honor to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pension. The title of the hearing was “Vaccines: Saving Lives, Ensuring Confidence, and Protecting Public Health.” Also testifying was Jerome Adams, Surgeon General of the United States. The hearing was held on September 9, 2020 in the […]

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