Masks, Covid Update, CDC School Guidelines, Impact of Mask Mandates, Risks to Teachers
Feb 16, 2021 Science & Society Newsletter
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Recent Writing from Novel Science:
The Kremlin-controlled news outlets have shifted messaging to exploit Americans who feel censored, playing into that grievance and setting up Russia as an ally.
A report from Novel Science is forthcoming and will be published by Rantt in the near future. We will let subscribers know and send a key points bulletin as soon we are able.
In the News:
Covid-19: Vaccine as good in 'real world' as in trial in Israel – BBC
WHO lists two additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and COVAX roll-out – WHO
Lack of Covid data may leave African countries behind in vaccine rush – The Guardian
China arrests leader of fake vaccine scam – BBC
North Korean hackers tried to steal Pfizer vaccine know-how, lawmaker says – Reuters
In Tuskegee, Painful History Shadows Efforts To Vaccinate African Americans – NPR
The CDC K-12 Operational Strategy emphasizes the importance of using a combination of mitigation strategies to avoid COVID-19 transmission in schools, including:
Universal and correct wearing of masks.
Handwashing and respiratory etiquette.
Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, including ventilation improvements.
Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the State, local, territorial or Tribal health departments.