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Researchers receive grant to study misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers at Virginia Tech are looking into how social media misinformation influences people’s intention to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, especially those within the Appalachian region, with help from a grant funded by the Fralin Life Sciences Institute and the Data and Decisions Destination Area.

Date: 04/01/2021
Graduates of first virtual Master Food Volunteers program ready to serve Virginia communities

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s initiative that teaches ordinary Virginians to be food safety and nutrition educators had to undergo a challenging transformation in light of the pandemic, but now it’s back and better than ever.

Date: 03/30/2021
Health district expects new vaccine priority group to be smaller than others

May 1 is the goal date to begin offering vaccines to the wider public, according to the New River Health District.

Date: 03/29/2021
Blacksburg and Virginia Tech to maintain consistent gathering sizes to limit COVID-19 spread

In a letter to the campus community, Dean of Students Byron Hughes and Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson write, "We hope that students and community members will still find ways to gather safely – whether that is in their pod, enjoying outdoor recreational activities in smaller groups, or attending some of the many events Virginia Tech is offering that follow current safety guidelines."

Date: 03/24/2021
Linsey Marr honored with Ut Prosim Scholar Award

Marr, one of fewer than 12 experts worldwide on the aerosol transmission of viruses, has published over 100 journal articles and completed more than 35 sponsored research projects as part of her interdisciplinary approach to science.

Date: 03/22/2021

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