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Friday, Nov. 13, 2020

Top Stories

Drug may prevent serious illness in COVID-19 patients

In a preliminary study of COVID-19 patients attempting to recover in their homes, School of Medicine researchers have found that the drug fluvoxamine seems to prevent some of the illness’s most serious complications and makes hospitalization less likely.

Pollution and pandemics: A dangerous mix

Research from the lab of Rajan Chakrabarty at the McKelvey School of Engineering has found a close relationship between certain pollutants and the spread of COVID-19 through the United States.

WashU Expert: The vexing vaccine supply chain

Pfizer blazed a trail in creating a touted COVID-19 vaccine, but now it must help to pioneer an unprecedented way to distribute the drug across the United States and the globe, warns Lingxiu Dong, a supply chain expert at Olin Business School.

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Campus Announcements

Women’s Society accepting student proposals for funding

The Women’s Society of Washington University funding committee invites undergraduates to submit funding requests for projects that support educational, cultural and community outreach efforts. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 20.

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WashU in the News

Developmental disabilities heighten risk of COVID death

The New York Times

Parents say employers are illegally firing them during pandemic

Bloomberg News

Kamala Harris may finally change how corporate America sees and treats Black women

USA Today

Can a nose-full of chicken antibodies ward off coronavirus infections?


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Campus Voices

Award-winning space scientists share about their work

In this Q&A, scientists Nan Liu (left) and Katharina Lodders, both in Arts & Sciences, describe their award-winning work in meteoritics and planetary science.

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Ronné P. Turner, vice provost for admissions and financial aid at Washington University, has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the College Board, a nonprofit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

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