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07/23/2020
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START CONTRIBUTES TO THE COVID-19 DAILY LITERATURE SITUATION REPORT

START CONTRIBUTES TO THE COVID-19 DAILY LITERATURE SITUATION REPORT

As more data becomes available about the novel COVID-19, a wealth of new scientific literature is available every day. In Washington State, public health officials are navigating the state’s recovery plan by relying on this data to make evidence-based decisions.

The Washington State Department of Health has engaged the UW MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security and the START Center to conduct a daily scientific literature review related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, and Washington State’s response decision making. The COVID-19 Literature Situation Report is researched, compiled, and edited daily by graduate students and faculty in the University of Washington School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The daily report includes the 10 – 15 articles deemed to have the highest public health relevance, along with additional links to related resources and commentaries. Subscribe to receive the Daily Literature Situation Report newsletter here.

START research assistants past and present are contributing to this daily effort: Diana Tordoff MPH, START research assistant from September 2016 – August 2018, Dylan Green MPH, START research assistant from January 2017 – December 2019, and Jessie Seiler MPH, START research assistant from June 2019 – present.

When asked why she decided to contribute to the Daily Report, Jessie said, “I wanted to join the review team because I feel an obligation to use my epidemiological skills in whatever ways I can during the pandemic. Providing the best and most up-to-date information to the broadest audience possible is a huge part of that obligation. It’s also a privilege to be able to work closely with such a dedicated, thoughtful, and astute team.”

Access all past Daily Literature Situation Reports here.