WSU’s Kariuki Njenga (center) and Tom Kawula (right) work with colleagues to prepare testing for MERS-COV as part of Paul G. Allen School for Global Health's ongoing international work to detect emerging infectious diseases.
Washington on track to herd immunity, but still a ways to go
Immunity to COVID-19 is increasing in Washington, but not fast enough to slow the transmission of the virus.

Researchers create coronavirus database
Database allows researchers to see similarities between coronaviruses. This could allow one vaccine to work for multiple viruses.
Daily Evergreen

MWANGI: Compelling reasons to trust fast-tracked Covid vaccines
Thumbi Mwangi, an infectious diseases epidemiologist, spoke on concerns around the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines, and specifically addressed drug efficacy due to the speedy lab-time turnaround.
The EastAfrican

WSU researchers test wastewater for COVID-19
Samples collected twice a week through pipes on campus; results processed within 24 hours.
Daily Evergreen

One In Three Nairobians Has Contracted COVID-19
Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), Washington State University Global Health- Kenya, and the University of Nairobi came up with the findings after conducting an analysis of blood samples over the past eight months.

Nairobi skyline on a cloudy day.
Revealed: A third of Nairobians have had Covid-19
The analysis, done by Kemri, WSU Global Health- Kenya, and University of Nairobi, showed that the overall seroprevalence of Covid-19 in Nairobi stood at 35% in the nine months since the first case was reported in Kenya.
The Nation - Nairobi

OPINION: Participating in 10-day challenge will help WSU make recovery
10-day challenge has potential to lower student COVID transmission rates
Daily Evergreen - Opinion

WSU launches new COVID‑19 dashboard
The dashboard is being updated overnight on a daily basis with data from Whitman County Health District as well as Incyte Diagnostics, which reports results analyzed at WSU’s One Health Diagnostics laboratory.
WSU Insider

Row of camels facing the camera.
The next pandemic: What will it be?
75% of the newly emerging diseases currently affecting humans originate in animals. We meet leading scientists from who are working on the next big threats.

Microbiologists Sylena Harper, Hannah Wilson, and Victoria Fitzpatrick, all recent 2020 WSU graduates, pose outside the soon-to-be-opened Global Animal Health Phase 2 building.
Standing by for a surge
If COVID-19 testing on the Palouse reaches surge capacity, it’s on three 2020 Coug graduates to step up and help meet the demand.
WSU News

paper mask laying in the grass.
What you can do post-vaccine, and when
Particularly in the early months of vaccination, many activities should wait, experts say — and plan to keep your masks.
New York Times

wild mink on rock
1st wild animal in US infected with SARS-CoV-2 found in Utah
If the virus circulates widely in wild animals, that could pose a significant danger to humans.

various animals wearing masks
A wild mink in Utah has Covid-19. Veterinarians fear this is just the beginning.
Which animals can catch Covid-19, which can’t — and why it matters.

Cats, dogs, anteaters among critters tested for COVID-19 at WSU
The data set is a menagerie of sorts with mostly negative test results, as the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory tests for COVID-19. The lab is doing limited testing of human and animal samples, looking for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Is College Football Making the Pandemic Worse?
The game has a remarkable power to bring people together. Right now, that’s a problem.
The New Yorker

WSU Insider

Covid-19: What it will take to end the second wave
The World Health Organization estimates that the coronavirus may have infected one in 10 people across the world. This equals 10 per cent of the global population.
The Daily Nation

OPINION: Coronavirus control is a lot harder than we think
Vaccine responses, trials, are taking longer than we initially assumed.
Daily Evergreen