How various BU departments are tackling the pandemic

A member of the National Guard prepares COVID-19 test samples in Cheyenne, Wyoming. COURTESY OF JACQUELINE MARSHALL VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Since the onset of COVID-19, researchers and scientists have been racing to develop widespread testing and a vaccine. Boston University is no exception — School of Medicine researchers are hard at work in the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories while others develop data collection technology to ensure students can return safely and stay healthy on campus in the coming months.