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Federal Judge Blocks Challenge to COVID Vaccine Mandate at Indiana University
Indiana University’s requirement that students receive COVID-19 vaccines before returning to campus this fall legally stands, reports NPR. That’s according to a federal judge who blocked a challenge to the requirement filed by students arguing it went against their right to bodily autonomy under the 14th Amendment. Similar to rules at other universities across the […]
July 20, 2021
For Colleges and Universities, Reopening Plans Must Meet Students’ Mental Health Needs
As more people across the nation become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, colleges and universities are evaluating the feasibility of bringing students safely back to campus. Of course, access to vaccines and healthcare, as well as protective measures like preventative testing and contact tracing are all top priorities, but administrators must also prepare to meet the mental health needs of their campuses most vulnerable students.
April 14, 2021
The Role of Experimentation and Medical Mistrust in COVID-19 Vaccine Skepticism
For many people in the United States, the approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines symbolize hope for the end of a virus that has plagued this country and the world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 373,167 COVID-19-related deaths across the United States as of January 11, with Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) being disproportionately impacted.
January 12, 2021
Why I Plan to Take the COVID Vaccine and You Should Too
I plan to get vaccinated because I want to live! I want to live because I still have a lot of life left in me. I want to live because I still have people to mentor, causes to advocate, places to see, and memories to make. I want to live because I need more time to transfer my knowledge, expertise, and passion to younger generations who can create the change to which I have devoted my life.
January 4, 2021
RIT Requires Flu Vaccinations for On-Campus Students, Faculty and Staff
The Rochester Institute of Technology is requiring those who will be on-campus for any reason to get a flu shot, in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 and flu season, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. This includes students, faculty and staff. University officials say individuals have until Jan. 11, 2021 — […]
September 25, 2020
Meharry Is Enlisting Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, Hildreth Is Ready to Roll Up His Sleeve
When Meharry Medical College begins conducting COVID-19 vaccine trials in a few months, it will face a big challenge: how to inspire trust in the Black community that has reason to mistrust such interventions but stands to benefit the most.
July 10, 2020
HBCU Meharry Medical College Gets NIH Support to Advance COVID-19 Drug Development
The historically Black Meharry Medical College said on Friday that it will get vital research and technical support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance its development of a drug for patients infected with COVID-19.
May 31, 2020
Poll: 65% of Students Would Attend In-Person Classes Even Without Vaccine
A majority of students would attend in-person classes if colleges and universities reopened as normal for fall 2020 even without the availability of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new poll by Axios/College Reaction. The poll also showed that 81% of students said their college must reduce tuition by at least 5%. The poll surveyed […]
May 14, 2020
Meharry Medical College Hopes to Test COVID-19 Anti-Viral in Two Weeks
A scientist at Meharry Medical College, a historically Black institution, said he is two weeks away from testing an anti-virus that could potentially prevent COVID-19, the easily transmittable respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, which has taken 26,708 lives in the U.S. as of Thursday, reported NBC News. With much of those cases disproportionately affecting […]
April 16, 2020
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