This spring marks a year since the outbreak and initial lockdown because of COVID-19, and over that time, perceptions of health and peoples’ methods of staying happy and healthy have been altered. For this reason, observing World Health Day this year on April 7 carries extra weight. The World Health
Head of School Fred Assaf announced in a March 4 email to the Pace community that the school had secured COVID-19 vaccinations for all Pace Academy employees, “alleviating much anxiety and further securing the health and safety of our entire community.” Therefore, Pace had a half-day on Mar. 8 so
On Dec. 11, the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, was granted approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). One week later, the Moderna vaccine was approved, with both available for use in the United States. The FDA states that the Pfizer vaccination should only
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our focus has been on domestic issues. While the current lenient approach to COVID-19 restrictions does have its benefits for the U.S., many other countries have been able to enact stricter protocols to decrease COVID-19 numbers. Each country has had a different approach to
As the number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States surpasses 26 million, scientists have continued to discover new variants of the virus. “In the United Kingdom, a new variant called B.1.1.7 has emerged with an unusually large number of mutations,” said the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on
Johnson & Johnson, known for the production of medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods, announced in January that the company had created a single-dose vaccine against the coronavirus. According to The New York Times, a single dose of the vaccine had an efficacy rate of up to 72%. Though
In 2020, America has seen what is arguably the deepest political divide in recent history, and tensions only continue to heighten. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this divide as this public health issue has become highly politicized. Without dialogue between those with different points of view, it can be hard
“Vaccine: a suspension of live or inactivated microorganisms administered to induce immunity and prevent infectious diseases,” as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the world continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over a million people worldwide, a vaccine is a necessity.