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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that people fully vaccinated for the coronavirus no longer need to wear masks in public. How does that gibe with state and local rules mandating mask-wearing? And how will the new guidelines affect the vaccination rate? Northeastern faculty in law and public health unravel these questions.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
The coronavirus initially threw a wrench into Saul Blain’s dreams of a co-op abroad, so the electrical engineering major with a desire to work in a Spanish-speaking country cold-emailed 30 renewable energy companies in Latin America until he found one that said yes. “Throw a bunch of feelers out there until you find something,” he recommends.
Northeastern celebrates 2021 Commencement
Graduates from the Northeastern University Class of 2021 celebrated their hard-earned achievements at Commencement ceremonies Saturday and Sunday at Fenway Park, the beloved stadium near the Boston campus, where the open-air setting enabled them to gather once more, to cheer and be cheered, and to imagine brighter days to come.
Despite high awareness of the temporary halt on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, U.S. respondents remained eager to get vaccinated, according to a survey by researchers from Northeastern, Harvard, Northwestern, and Rutgers. But daily vaccination rates are declining nationally as those who most wanted the shots got them. A “hard core” group of respondents remain resistant.
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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…