As 2022 approached, the first Omicron COVID-19 variant case in the United States was confirmed on Dec. 1, 2021 by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). As of Dec. 20, 2021, Omicron had been detected in most states and territories at a rapidly increasing rate. By late December,Continue Reading

As of now, three COVID-19 vaccines are available in the U.S., including those developed by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Moderna shots, given 28 days apart, can only be given to people 18 years and older currently. SideContinue Reading

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 HealthContinue Reading

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 soContinue Reading

It has officially been one year since everyone in the U.S. was forced to remain in their homes due to the spreading of the coronavirus. It was a year of masks, isolation, social change and unemployment. An entire year of everyone’s lives was consumed by COVID-19, an entire year whereContinue Reading

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 toContinue Reading

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) onContinue Reading

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 hardContinue Reading

“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.Continue Reading

It has been six months since Pace was forced to shut its campus and shift to virtual learning last March, but COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on people’s lives. Beyond the physical and economic repercussions, the coronavirus has taken its toll on the mental health of many in the U.S.Continue Reading