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Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Triggers Mental Health Struggles

A large, multi-state study highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has created a cyclical public health problem by both exacerbating mental health challenges and making it more difficult for people to maintain physical activity. 

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Sep 13, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are mRNA Vaccines Going to Replace Other Vaccines?

There are many reasons mRNA vaccines are unlikely to replace other technologies any time soon. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Are COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters Ethical?

What about vaccine mandates? And when can we vaccinate kids? 

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Aug 27, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: What is a Vaccine Booster? And Why Might I Need One?

Yes, vaccines work. And, yes, you might also need a booster shot. 

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Aug 6, 2021

A Necessary Network for Local Foods

During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Carolina Local Food Council proved communication and collaboration were key in helping the state’s local food systems survive and thrive. 

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Apr 9, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Which Vaccine Should I Get? Does It Matter?

You have vaccine questions. We have answers. 

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Mar 1, 2021

COVID Cooperation: Finding Freezer Space for Vaccines

What do coronavirus vaccines and wildlife tissue samples have in common? The need for ultracold storage to preserve genetic material. 

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Feb 8, 2021

Study Yields Recommendations to Prevent Outbreaks from Waterborne Coronaviruses

Airborne coronaviruses traced to wastewater have caused disease in the past. Researchers suggest ways to keep such outbreaks from happening again. 

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Jan 21, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccination Rates and New Mutations of the Virus

Let's talk about mutations to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

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Jan 12, 2021

Study Finds Risk Factors Linked to COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts for College Students

A study of students at seven U.S. universities identified risk factors for greater mental health impacts linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.