How not to get sick over winter break
Winter break means many New College students are traveling home over state lines or internationally, which increases the possibility of getting sick. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

How not to get sick over winter break

As the final days of November begin to get crossed out on the calendar and the page flips to December, so approaches the end of another year of the world battling COVID-19. Obviously, this time of year always comes with a lot of traveling and…

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On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility
New College hosted several on-campus vaccine clinics in Spring 2021, and more booster clinics could be on the horizon.

On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility

As of Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots for those who have received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months prior, or a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine at least two months…

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CDC authorizes mixing COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, allowing for increased flexibility
COVID-19 booster shots have become more widely available to more people in the recent weeks.

CDC authorizes mixing COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, allowing for increased flexibility

In recent months, booster shots have become a hot topic. Since August, several studies have shown decreased effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines over time, though effectiveness against hospitalization remains high. Booster shots are intended to increase the effectiveness of the vaccines after they begin to wane. …

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Student incentive vaccination program strives for total vaccination of student body
Latest news on vaccinations doled out in Florida throughout the last week. Courtesy of the Florida Department of Health.

Student incentive vaccination program strives for total vaccination of student body

Vaccination has become a hot-button topic in much of the United States, especially in Florida. With Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis threatening to pull funding from institutions that require vaccination, many Florida schools have elected to not require them, but to strongly encourage them. Being one…

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Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: best protection against COVID-19
Three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA and are being widely distributed.

Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: best protection against COVID-19

On Sept. 17, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report which compared the efficacy of the three vaccines currently available in the United States to protect against COVID-19. An important note of the report is that it measures the effectiveness of…

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Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College
New College continues to offer weekly COVID-19 tests every Tuesday.

Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College

After a period of sustained control, the pandemic has again reared its ugly head. In both Florida and Sarasota county, it’s worse than it has ever been with the seven-day rolling average for new daily cases exceeding 16,000 every day in Florida since Aug. 1.…

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