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The New Normal

A look at life during a pandemic. On the surface, our communities are slumbering, as the vast majority of Washington’s citizens are homebound. Empty businesses and roadways offer a daily reminder of the risks the coronavirus presents. How we work, live, play and interact have all shifted. From the front lines to those in isolation, COVID-19 has affected everyone and behind every door, stories unfold. 

When your lab becomes a center of hope in a pandemic

Molecular virologist Dr. Jesse Erasmus is part of a team at UW Medicine aiding the global effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine. The team works around the clock in the race to produce an effective vaccine at record speed, trying to do in under a year what normally can take an average of 10 to 20 years. For Erasmus, focusing on a solution is a way of coping as the world shifts around him.

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