The World Health Organization has classified the B.1.1.529 variant as a "variant of concern." It looks to be spreading swiftly in regions of South Africa, and experts are afraid that the virus's extremely high number of mutations may make it more transmissible and immune-evasive.
SIMRAN KAUR MALHOTRA
Simran Kaur Malhotra is the current health editor and a member of the D&I committee. As a pre-med student, she is majoring in anthropology & minoring in global health. Simran is the founder and CEO of UGA Doctors Without Borders. Associated: AHCJ; AAJA
UGA reported 23 new cases over the week of Nov. 15-21 compared to the 29 last week.
Shawn Kuhn’s family has established the Shawn Kuhn Memorial Scholarship Fund for students at his alma mater, Perry High School, to carry on his legacy of outstanding moral character.
UGA reported 29 new cases over the week of Nov. 8-14 compared to the 23 last week.
The award honors St. Mary's dedication to ensuring that stroke patients receive the best possible care based on nationally recognized, research-based recommendations.
UGA reported 22 new cases over the week of Nov. 1-7, the same number as last week.
On Sept. 20, The Red & Black launched a survey for students, faculty and staff at the University of Georgia that gathered data on vaccination status and thoughts on vaccination and mask policies on campus. The results showed a high vaccination rate among respondents and mixed feelings about campus COVID-19 policies.
UGA reported 21 new cases over the week of Oct. 25-31, a decrease from the 27 cases during the week of Oct. 18-24.
In this week's COVID-19 report, COVID-19 cases decreased at UGA from last week, ACC reported three confirmed COVID-19 deaths and UGA employees now required to be vaccinated by Dec. 8.