Articles by: Geisel Communications

Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine Receive Grant to Monitor COVID-19 Variants in the Region – The Telegraph

Read article – Cites comments by Michael Whitfield, chair and professor of biomedical data science, about how a Geisel School of Medicine-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center research team has started work on an National Institutes of Health-funded project to track the development and spread of COVID-19 variants detected in the Upper Valley. “It’s extremely important for us to be able to identify and monitor variants of concern, such as the recent Delta variant, in our local population to inform public health efforts and to aid in the development of any future vaccines that may be needed,” says Whitfield.

Vermont Is the Most Vaccinated State in America. Is That Enough? – VTDigger

Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, and Anne Sosin ’02, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, in an article that discusses if current vaccination rates in Vermont are enough to protect the state from breakthrough COVID-19 cases. “Vermont children under 12 don’t look different from Louisiana, or Florida children under 12. If we fail to employ adequate mitigation strategies in schools, we can expect the same results that we’re seeing in other states,” Sosin said.

Should Workers in Schools and Child Care Facilities Be Required to Vaccinate? – VTDigger

Read article – Quotes Anne Hoen, associate professor of epidemiology, and Anne Sosin, a policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, in an article that examines whether Vermont should require employees in all schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo regular testing. “The higher transmissibility of [the] Delta variant is making it clear that we need a layered approach again to preventing spread in schools,” said Hoen. “Requiring vaccination for schoolteachers and staff is one of the best, most effective and safest ways to do that.”