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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Chris Tachibana at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Ross: View From the Country

Ross: View From the Country

Erin Ross, for Oregon Public Broadcasting, shifts our perspective on COVID-19 from news about Seattle, New York, and other cities to rural communities. Hospitals in smaller towns worry about their capacity to treat seriously ill patients, of course, but they have...

Nelson: Testing the One Percent

Nelson: Testing the One Percent

What do the rich have that most of us don’t? Bryn Nelson, for The Daily Beast, reports that tests for antibodies that might indicate COVID-19 immunity are available in some high-income neighborhoods and scarce everywhere else. The tests have a catch (or two)...

McQuate: Hands-On, Online

McQuate: Hands-On, Online

In her first feature for UW News, Sarah McQuate writes about a new but now common issue for both professors and students: online classes. Remote teaching is hard enough for lecture courses. How, Sarah asks, are professors reworking their classes with labs, fieldwork,...

Yan: Fast and Furious

Yan: Fast and Furious

Preprint sites like bioRxiv get coronavirus results out quickly, Wudan Yan writes for the New York Times. But with only a simple screen and without peer review, research papers on bioRxiv and medRxiv may lead readers astray. What could possibly go wrong? Wudan gives...

Peeples: Open and Shut

Peeples: Open and Shut

We’ve been sheltering, distancing, and flattening the COVID-19 curve, Lynn Peeples writes for The Daily Beast. What’s next? Maybe cycling, Lynn says, but not on your trail or racing bike. Lynn talks to experts who make and interpret coronavirus models about continued...