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Vaccinated? Don’t toss that mask just yet.
A more contagious variant of the coronavirus is now dominant in the U.S. The threat of variants complicates the fight to subdue the COVID-19 pandemic, and raises questions about the efficacy of current vaccines against new strains. That means you should keep wearing that mask, Northeastern public health specialists say.
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In The Media
Depending on which denominator you use, your risk-benefit calculation is very different—the good of the many, the few, or the one? “Grossly put, physicians treat the patient, and epidemiologists treat the population,” says Sam Scarpino, head of the Emergent Epidemics Lab at Northeastern University. “But…
With colorful tassels, cords, hoods, and stoles standing out against their dark caps and gowns, students gathered in-person for one last time at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute’s annual Baccalaureate ceremonies. Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern, noted their ‘magnificent achievement’ amid racial strife and challenging times, at an event marked with a sense of mutual appreciation between the institute, the university, and the graduates.