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Tag: COVID-19

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Jan 24, 2022

How Easy Is It to Update COVID Vaccines to Tackle New Variants?

How quickly can we modify COVID-19 vaccines to tackle any new variants that arise? 

vials of covid-19 vaccine sit on a counter

Jan 24, 2022

¿Qué tan fácil es actualizar la vacuna contra nuevas variantes del COVID-19?

¿Qué tan rápido podemos modificar la vacuna contra COVID-19 para atacar las nuevas variantes emergentes? 

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Jan 7, 2022

Is ‘Flurona’ Even a Real Thing? What’s That All About?

TL;DR: Not really. 

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Dec 6, 2021

Pandemic Stress Affects Black Adults More Than Their White Peers

The study also found younger white adults were less adversely affected by COVID stress than older white adults. 

white-tailed deer standing in a field near the woods

Dec 2, 2021

Deer Can Catch COVID. Here’s What Hunters Should Know.

There are simple things hunters can do to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 from deer. 

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Dec 1, 2021

What Is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There's still a lot we don't know. But here's what we do know. 

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Oct 28, 2021

How COVID-19 Vaccine Marketing Strategies Must Change for Global Success

Different approaches are effective in different parts of the world. 

Halloween Foods

Oct 26, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Food Safety Tips

With the COVID-19 pandemic still lingering, Ellen Shumaker, extension associate and Director of Outreach for Safe Plates at NC State University, sat down with The Abstract to discuss what trick-or-treating may look like this year and which foods to steer clear of. When trick-or-treating this year, “it’s really up to each person to decide their level… 

A park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Sep 29, 2021

Study Raises Questions About Access to Urban Parks During the Pandemic

A study led by researchers from NC State found the use of outdoor parks and trails in urban areas of North Carolina declined in the summer of 2020. 

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Sep 20, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Do I Have a Moral Obligation to Wear a Mask or Get Vaccinated?

What are our moral obligations in the face of COVID-19? 

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Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Has Triggered a Cycle of Mental Health Struggles and Physical Inactivity

This cyclical public health problem has hit lower-income households particularly hard. 

cluster of bottles containing covid-19 vaccine sit on a white counter

Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

Mask demonstration

Sep 1, 2021

Researchers Are Developing Better Tests for Face Coverings With New Tech

Backed by a grant from the CDC, NC State researchers are working on new technology to simultaneously test face coverings' breathability, filtration and fit. 

a shelf covered with vials of COVID-19 vaccine

Aug 27, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: What Is a Vaccine Booster? And Why Might I Need One?

Yes, vaccines work. And, yes, you might also need a booster shot.