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Attending college in person may require vaccination at many privately owned institutions of higher learning

As the spring semester comes to a close, colleges and universities are releasing plans for a safe reopening in the fall. Three prominent institutes of higher learning announced plans to require Covid-19 vaccines for all students and staff.

On March 25, New Jersey’s Rutgers University was first with an appropriately…


Public Health Weekly

The latest Covid insights from former CDC Director Tom Frieden

The U.S. has now hit two milestones in the Covid-19 pandemic: 100 million total infections (most of them undiagnosed), and as reported by the CDC, 100 million vaccine doses administered.

In the race of vaccination vs. variants, we’re gaining on the virus. It’s slow progress that we hope to accelerate…


Scientists with the World Health Organization urge nations to heed the data

More than a dozen countries have suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, citing concerns that people who received doses from two batches of the vaccine developed blood clots as a result. …


Dear Reader,

This week, the U.S. vaccination campaign ramped up in a big way. In a nationwide address on Thursday, President Biden told states to make all adult Americans eligible for vaccination by May 1. He also said his administration would expand vaccine access, in part by authorizing more types…


Vaccine Roundup

A roundup of the most important Covid-19 vaccine news this week

Around the world, six vaccines have been approved for limited use and six approved for full use. This week, the European Union granted emergency use authorization to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccines are being rolled out in many nations, but access to vaccines and vaccination rates vary widely around…


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People who are fully vaccinated can now hang out indoors in small groups without masks, according to a new update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …


In Alaska, West Virginia, and Connecticut, tailoring the strategy to the state’s needs is key

In the nationwide Covid-19 vaccine rollout, some states are doing better than others. Alaska, New Mexico, and West Virginia have the highest percentage of fully vaccinated people in their populations among states, according to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker. In Alaska, 15.6% of people have received two doses. Utah, for comparison, is…


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This week, over 2 million doses were delivered each day in the United States — a record high. President Joe Biden said that there would be enough doses for all American adults by May, moving up his timeline from July. Johnson & Johnson teamed up with its longtime…


Vaccine Roundup

A roundup of the most important Covid-19 vaccine news this week

Around the world, six vaccines have been approved for limited use and six approved for full use. This week, the United States granted emergency use authorization to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Vaccines are being rolled out in many nations, but access to vaccines and vaccination rates vary widely around…


Israel has already rolled them out, and the European Union is poised to follow suit

In recent weeks, Israel has started rolling out two types of digital certificates related to Covid-19 immunity. One is the “immunity certificate,” which is a confirmation that the holder received two vaccine doses and is thus immune. …

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