COVID-19

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Pitt alumni and students are doing their part on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad. Hear their stories.
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A collaboration between WPTS and the English department created opportunities for undergraduate students and highlighted Pitt Humanities’ perseverance during the pandemic.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt leaders and staff kept our campuses safe and functioning. Watch how it all happened in “Reinventing Life on Campus during COVID-19,” part of the new Pitt Perspectives on Navigating a Pandemic series.
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Underneath Meghan Hodgson’s multiple face masks and face shield, tears threatened to overtake her. It was March 2020, and the registered nurse was working a regular night shift in the emergency room at her suburban New Jersey community hospital. But for Hodgson (NURS ’03), nothing about this night was normal.
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Researchers from Pitt were part of a multisite study that analyzed real-world nationwide CDC data to confirm the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
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An analysis led by epidemiologist Wendy King also found that people in certain occupations report five-fold higher rates of hesitancy than others.
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Pitt Public Health’s Jean Nachega and coauthors draw practical parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and HIV, including innovative ways to ensure scale-up of a vaccine or treatment in Africa.
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Reports to the Pitt COVID Concern Connection have increased slightly since the March update. See the latest data and reminders for the end of the term.
LIchtveld holding up two signs that say "Vaccines work! #H2P" and "Science RULES!"
Maureen Lichtveld moved to Pittsburgh and took the helm of Pitt Public Health during the darkest days of the pandemic. A recent vaccination clinic at the Pete showed her brighter days ahead.
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Pitt will host vaccine clinics at the Petersen Events Center in the upcoming weeks and volunteers are needed to help the process run smoothly. Learn more about how to enroll as a volunteer.