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    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 6 comments on COVID Is on the Rise Again—What You Need to Know

  1. I got a moderna bivalent booster almost a year ago, so am I still considered up to date? Is it still considered effective after almost being a year? I fall under the everyone 6 and older CDC category.

    1. I’m not sure if anyone’s answered you— but the vaccine /booster is only believed to cover you for a year. Plus, the newest vaccine has protection against the new strain in it! I just got mine tonight, feeling a little dizzy, but I was also very anxious.
      Don’t worry about any new side effects though, as you’re thought to have the same as whatever you had before!
      Take care and get vaccinated!

  2. “While masks are not required, we encourage individuals who are concerned or at greater risk of severe COVID-19 disease to utilize masks…”

    BU is far from alone in framing the issue like this. Yet, it’s not hard to feel the bitter irony of BU’s embrace of alum MLK’s legacy of (to use BU’s parlance) inclusion and then, with respect to the pandemic, BU’s placement of the burden of safety on individuals — effectively abandoning inclusion efforts for disabled students, staff, and faculty. The science shows that one-sided masking is not enough to prevent the spread of c19 when practiced in the absence of other environmental precautions that BU has chosen to no longer maintain.

    I would be remiss if I did not point out that even the first piece of official guidance above (“Get tested! It’s easy. You can find self-tests in local pharmacies all around the city.”) overlooks the steep cost of testing now that it is no longer provided by campus, covered by insurance, nor eligible for pharmacy discount coupons. When 29% of 4-year university students face food insecurity, how can you call $23.99 out of pocket for one test kit “easy”? I have a hard time understanding how community guidance like this can be reconciled with BU’s mission of inclusion.

  3. According to the CDC and the NIH (presuming we trust government agencies) the leading causes of death in the college age group are accidents and suicide. Alcohol is a significant factor in both.

    NYTimes identified, “more than 100 virus-related deaths involving college students and employees. The vast majority occurred in 2020 and involved employees.” Note: not many among students and not many recently. That article was from May of this year.

    Let’s put the attention where it needs to be.

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