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A family stands at the grave of a relative who died from COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, in May 2020. Photo by Andre Coelho/Getty
A family stands at the grave of a relative who died from COVID-19 in Manaus, Brazil, in May 2020. Photo by Andre Coelho/Getty
The Effort to Count the Pandemic's Global Death Toll
Nature,

Official data report some five million COVID-19 deaths in two years, but global excess deaths are estimated at double or even quadruple that figure. Jon Wakefield, professor of biostatistics and statistics, is quoted.

Photo of Bruce Weir, Sir David Cox, and Norm Breslow at 2008 Breslow Lecture
Photo of Bruce Weir, Sir David Cox, and Norm Breslow at 2008 Breslow Lecture
Sir David Cox, 1924-2022
As the statistical community mourns the passing of Sir David Cox, we remember his standing room-only 2008 Norman E.
Elizabeth Halloran
Elizabeth Halloran
Experts hope COVID-19 will evolve to be more like the common cold
NPR,

M. Elizabeth Halloran, professor of biostatistics and director for the Summer Institute in Statistics for Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID), is quoted.

Jeff Leek
Jeff Leek
Dr. Jeffrey Leek named VP and Chief Data Officer at Fred Hutch
Fred Hutch News,

Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alumnus Jeff Leek (PhD ’07, MS ’05) and welcome back to Seattle! Leek will also join the Fred Hutch faculty as professor in the Public Health Sciences Division and will hold the J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair. His first day will be on or before July 1.

Masked and gowned health workers conduct COVID test in outdoor tent.
Masked and gowned health workers conduct COVID test in outdoor tent.
Covid is here for good, scientists say. The rest remains unpredictable.
NBC News,

COVID could take on a similar ebb and flow to the flu, but there is plenty left to figure out about just how severe and disruptive it will continue to be. UW Professor of Biostatistics and Fred Hutch researcher M. Elizabeth Halloran is quoted.