WSU Professor advocates for COVID-19 vaccines
Washington State University professor and pathologist Guy Palmer said this is no time to worry about "efficacy," and there is little cause for concern when it comes to adverse reactions.

Animal Health Lab Grows a New 'Wing'
Food security and disease diagnostics are a main focus for the WADDL lab.
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Tomorrow’s Scientists: Jessica Wong
Jessica Wong describes the work of veterinary pathologists as crime scene investigation but with less crime — and, at least in her case, more bacteria and ticks.

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

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How area colleges are handling campus return plans
With spring semesters either pending or underway, college administrators across the region have devised plans to prepare their campuses for any students returning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Spokesman Review

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

WSU completes two buildings, nears completion on third
Global Animal Health Phase 2 is connected to Allen Center; Plant Sciences Building, Project Back to Omaha were finished earlier this fall.
Daily Evergreen

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.

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Football sitting on artificial turf
In‑person college sports can create campus COVID‑19 spikes
Even conservative epidemiological modeling from Washington State University shows an increase in COVID‑19 cases is likely in small college towns from sporting events with fans in the stands.
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Texas A&M University student Ed Davila holds Stella, one of hundreds of household pets tested during A&M's study of pets exposed to Covid-19 by their infected owners. The 2½-year-old Pomeranian tested negative.
Covid-19 tests given to cats, dogs, dolphins and more animal species by US scientists
As Covid-19 cases surge in the US, one Texas veterinarian has been quietly tracking the spread of the disease — not in people, but in their pets.

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WADDL executive receives AAVLD Distinguished Service Award
The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians awarded the 2020 AAVLD Distinguished Service Award to Dr. Tim Baszler, executive director of WADDL.
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WSU providing free COVID‑19 testing for students
With two new testing sites that significantly expand capacity, Washington State University is offering COVID‑19 testing at no charge to students regardless of whether they’re exhibiting symptoms.
WSU News

Katie Kuehl outside and wearing a mask
So, Just How Did I Get Sick With COVID-19?
Before I got sick with COVID-19, I was a social-distance ninja: I hadn’t been anywhere. Not even the grocery store. I recently wrote about my nearly two-months as a COVID-19 longhauler. And the number one question I heard was: “How did you get it?”
Northwest News Network

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Coronavirus Strikes Mink in Utah
Five animals on two farms test positive, but many more are believed to be affected.
New York Times

WSU lab tests human samples for COVID-19
WSU lab is not collecting samples or testing general public; lab expects to process 1,500 samples per day by August
Daily Evergreen

Award on top of books
Seven WSU faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
A third of this year’s class of new members in the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) are from Washington State University.
WSU Insider

Washington State University to begin processing COVID-19 tests
Washington State University is set to begin processing hundreds of daily tests on human samples for COVID-19.

Washington State University to begin human testing for COVID-19
Washington State University will start processing hundreds of daily tests on human samples for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.
WSU News

Researchers study how often household pets contract COVID-19
WSU researchers, in cooperation with University of Washington’s Center for One Health Research, are studying how often household pets can contract COVID-19.
Daily Evergreen