The University of Washington Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics have teamed up with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to involve UW students in efforts to prevent and treat HIV and other infectious diseases such as malaria, influenza, and tuberculosis.
March 28, 2020
A recently-released study found that while travel bans have been useful in slowing the spread of coronavirus, social distancing measures have been far more effective in controlling the epidemic. “Delaying is good because it slows things down,” said the study’s co-author Elizabeth Halloran, a UW professor of biostatistics. “But this idea of reducing the transmissibility is really key.”