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COVID-19 Medical Check list

Year Three

May 11, 2022
It is startling to see the words “now in the third year of the pandemic” in print, but here we are.
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What’s in a word?

April 6, 2022
The CDC has switched from talking about being “fully vaccinated” to staying “up to date on vaccinations.”
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A Guide to the Next Normal

March 16, 2022
President Gabel announced some drop in the mask policy on UMN Twin Cities campus. But does that mean we're out of the clear?
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Boost is Best

February 16, 2022
Vaccines approved for use in the U.S. are overwhelmingly safe and effective for ages five and up.
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It’s (Still) Complicated…

February 2, 2022
You ask, we answer. Here are a few more questions received as feedback on the previous messages.
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The COVID Road Ahead―Just Like This Message―Is a Long One

January 19, 2022
On what do the experts agree? The omicron variant is one of the most transmissible viruses known.
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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About COVID-19 But Need to Ask Anyway

January 6, 2022
I’m vaccinated, now what? First, thank you! Second, if you haven’t yet, schedule your booster shot.

Why and Where, Revisited (and Boosters)

August 19, 2021
I’m young and healthy, why should I get vaccinated? In the United States, we have a long history of helping each other. If a river is flooding, everyone in the community comes to pile sandbags on the riverbank against the rising water.…
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Community Immunity

August 6, 2021
 We’re a month away from the start of classes for the 2021/22 Academic Year and I believe we are all looking forward to seeing colleagues face to face again – even with facemasks firmly in place. Having worked closely with our University…
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Great Questions and Some Answers

July 28, 2021
Thank you for the lively discussion and great questions via feedback! There is a wide range of concerns around vaccination, particularly since there is confusing and contradictory information about it. I will work to answer your questions…