To better prepare for future pandemics, the Biosciences Initiative is awarding $13.8 million over five years to the new Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats, maximizing the University of Michigan's breadth of scientific expertise and collaboration across campus. Michigan Public Health professor of Epidemiology, Aubree Gordon, will lead the center.
New research from Jess Millar
Counties that banned in-person religious gatherings and those with a greater number of hospitals per capita were associated with a decreased case-fatality rate of COVID-19 during the pandemic's first wave, according to a new University of Michigan study. On the other hand, counties with high prevalence of asthma and a greater concentration of people over 65 were linked to higher fatality rates, the analysis showed.
Q&A with Rafael Meza
A University of Michigan epidemiologist believes that COVID-19 will become a seasonal disease, likely in the fall and winter seasons.
New research from Zoey Laskaris
A large percentage of Michigan workers continued to report to work despite the state's stay-home order and a disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases among working adults in Michigan were in the health care and social assistance industries, according to a new University of Michigan survey.
New Research from Chuanwu Xi and Kevin Bakker
University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Riana Anderson featured in PBS News
With vaccines widely available and case numbers dropping, cities around the US are dropping restrictions and focusing on “getting back to normal” for the summer. But for many—after more than a year in isolation—“normal” feels scary. Experts say we need to talk more about what transitioning to a more open society will be like—and what our new normal will be like.