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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Researchers investigate possible COVID-19 treatment

Researchers at the School of Medicine and elsewhere are investigating whether transfusions of blood plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 can prevent or treat the disease.

Faculty adjust to online instruction

As faculty, students and staff come to grips with a new reality, the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning has leapt into action to help make the sudden, universitywide transition to online learning.

Match Day 2020 goes virtual

Due to the coronavirus, soon-to-graduate students at the School of Medicine took the annual Match Day celebration online last week. The celebrated milestone is when students learn where they will train as residents after graduation.

Staff volunteers unite to pack student belongings

The task was as Herculean as it was heartbreaking: Pack and ship some 5,000 boxes of books, computers, medications and other essentials to Washington University students across the globe. 

WashU Expert: tips for those stuck in the house

As schools and entertainment venues close due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tess Thompson, an expert on social support, offers ideas for thriving during isolation. See her tips, along with other experts weighing in on the federal stimulus plan, health equity and more.

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Campus Announcements

Medical students lead effort to collect masks, gowns, gloves, eye protection

Washington University is anticipating shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) — such as masks, gowns, gloves and eyewear — at university-affiliated hospitals and clinics. Medical students are asking researchers to collect extra PPE from their labs to donate to frontline health-care workers.

WashU in the News

Coronavirus vaccines: five key questions as trials begin


Doctors and patients wonder if the NBA is getting special treatment with coronavirus tests


In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges

The Associated Press

What a 14th-century Italian novel teaches us about social distancing

St. Louis Public Radio

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Campus Voices

‘Close the churches’

Constitutional law expert John Inazu writes an op-ed in The Atlantic calling for all churches to suspend worship services and other gatherings, as some already have done, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He also argues Supreme Court precedent would permit a government order that they do.

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