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Derek Mueller takes whimsical approach in ‘Pandemic Bestiary’ series

Mueller, a faculty member in the Department of English, produced a collection of drawings featuring beasts inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite having no training in drawing, Mueller’s thoughtful project for his children turned into a whimsical collection to combat the darkness of challenging times.

Date: 04/22/2021
Alumnus and epidemiologist tries to stem the tide of COVID-19 misinformation on Twitter

While Michael Bazaco, a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and now an epidemiologist at the University of Maryland, believes that social media has been instrumental in the spread of false or misleading info related to COVID-19, he also thinks that it can be used for good.

Date: 04/22/2021
From Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw: Vaccine update for D.C. metro area students

Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw offers more specific guidance on COVID-19 vaccine availability to students in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

Date: 04/20/2021
Health district: COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risks

By this summer, Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, said she expects that teenagers ages 12 to 16 years old will be able to receive a vaccine.

Date: 04/19/2021
COVID Vaccinations in Lane Stadium

Date: 04/19/2021

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A message to the Virginia Tech community regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Guided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health, and Virginia Tech’s Schiffert Health Center, a number of important actions are in the process of being planned and implemented.

Date: 03/03/2020
Open letter to the Virginia Tech community: University suspending participation in all activities in Italy

Because of the continued growth in the number of COVID-19 cases in Italy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a “Warning Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel” for Italy earlier this afternoon. Given this development, and in accordance with Policy 1070, Virginia Tech is suspending participation in all activities in Italy immediately.

Date: 02/28/2020

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