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Released: 3-Dec-2020 9:00 AM EST
Sociologists Available to Discuss Vaccines and COVID-19
American Sociological Association (ASA)

As coronavirus cases rage throughout the United States—killing more than a quarter million in the U.S.—news of the effectiveness of vaccine candidates provides hope.

Newswise: UNLV Immunologist on the Differences Between Two Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
Released: 1-Dec-2020 5:05 PM EST
UNLV Immunologist on the Differences Between Two Leading COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Millions around the world have waited for news about a COVID-19 vaccine, regarding it as the beginning of the end for the global pandemic and a herald for the eventual return to “normal life.” Recent announcements from pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna that their respective late-stage vaccine trials have shown a 90% or better effectiveness rate have received international applause, excitement furthered with estimates that doses could be ready as early as December.

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Released: 25-Nov-2020 11:05 AM EST
Pandemic Ups Game on Scenario Planning in The Arts
Wallace Foundation

Researcher/Author of new toolkit and report seeks to help arts and culture organizations add scenario planning to their strategic toolbox

Newswise: Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
Released: 19-Nov-2020 4:55 PM EST
Biden administration vs. COVID-19: U-M experts can discuss
University of Michigan

University of Michigan epidemiologists are available to discuss the challenges President-elect Joe Biden’s administration will face in combating the coronavirus when he takes the reins in January.To schedule an interview, contact Nardy Baeza Bickel at nbbickel@umich.edu or text 616-550-4531.Emily Toth MartinEmily Toth Martin, associate professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has been using COVID-19 public health data to help inform mitigation and policy.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 3:45 PM EST
@MTSU's Prof. Foss examines Justice Alito’s @FedSoc speech through a lens of public health history
Middle Tennessee State University

Analyzing historical documents - from Boston's smallpox and Philadelphia's yellow fever in the 18th century to outbreaks of diphtheria, influenza, and typhoid in the 20th century, Foss pieced together over 200 years of health reporting for her latest book "Constructing the Outbreak." Her research positions Foss as a uniquely informed expert on how today's news narratives are writing the history of COVID-19.

Released: 19-Nov-2020 2:10 PM EST
10 tips from a health and wellness expert to make the most of the holidays during COVID-19
Binghamton University, State University of New York

People are craving a little holiday joy after many months of navigating the upside-down world that COVID-19 has created. Looking forward to the holidays and positive emotions many experience around this time are important, but it may be time to re-envision what our holidays are going to look like. Here are some tips to make the most of an unusual holiday season for you and your loved ones from Binghamton University Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer Jennifer Wegmann.


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