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White House Announces “Path out of the Pandemic”

By VIGILINT Operations Center | September 9, 2021

Today, President Biden announced a six-pronged national strategy to expand the federal government’s response to COVID-19. The Department of Labor is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated and require unvaccinated workers to be tested on a weekly basis. In addition, employers… Read more about White House Announces “Path out of the Pandemic”

The Debate: Masks in Schools

By Alex Buckman | September 9, 2021

As summer draws to a close, fall brings unique challenges. The surge of COVID-19 cases, instigated by the Delta variant, has heavily impacted the beginning of the new school year. In July, the CDC recommended that all students and staff wear masks in schools, regardless of vaccination status. The nature of this statement as a… Read more about The Debate: Masks in Schools

Spectators barred from the Olympics due to COVID-19 risk

By Heather Ireland | July 15, 2021

  Nestled amid a global pandemic, athletes from 206 countries are making their way to Japan to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  Not the first Games to be affected by widespread health concerns: although the novel Zika virus was a concern during the 2016 Rio Olympics, the  World Health Organization (WHO) announced at… Read more about Spectators barred from the Olympics due to COVID-19 risk

Reopening the Schools – Weighing the Risks

By Alex Buckman | March 2, 2021

For nearly a year, schools in the United States have adapted to the pandemic by utilizing distance-learning models with varying success levels. Many studies indicate that the interruption to in-person learning has drastically affected standardized test scores, graduation rates, absenteeism, and social development for all students. The heaviest toll falls on Black, Hispanic, and low-income… Read more about Reopening the Schools – Weighing the Risks

COVID-19 ONE YEAR LATER, Part II: Testing and Vaccines

By Colin Schilly | February 12, 2021

In the second part of VIGILINT’s two-part series COVID-19 1 Year Later, VIGILINT Ops Analyst and blogger Colin Schilly dives into the two critical hallmarks of the pandemic. Testing and vaccines. The development and rollout of several effective vaccines in under a year offer great hope for the pandemic’s end. Sadly, that day may still… Read more about COVID-19 ONE YEAR LATER, Part II: Testing and Vaccines

COVID-19 ONE YEAR LATER, Part I: The Best and Worst Handlings of the COVID-19 Crisis

By Emily Elmore | February 4, 2021

On January 10, 2020, VIGILINT first reported a new strain of a coronavirus connected to a cluster of pneumonia cases linked to Wuhan, China. No one could have predicted the year that would follow. As of publishing, worldwide cases have reached 104 million with 2.27 million deaths. VIGILINT looks back at the critical events that… Read more about COVID-19 ONE YEAR LATER, Part I: The Best and Worst Handlings of the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 Transmission: Surfaces

By Alex Snyder | January 27, 2021

There is some risk of COVID-19 transmission from surfaces, but the primary disease transfer mode is airborne transmission. Several studies have analyzed the detection of COVID-19 on various surfaces. One such study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine in March 2020, largely shaped the discussion around SARS-COV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19 disease) transmissions… Read more about COVID-19 Transmission: Surfaces

COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

By Nick Debo | January 15, 2021

The Trump administration is reversing its COVID-19 vaccination strategy by authorizing the release of Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna’s federally stockpiled vaccines. The previous policy withheld half the purchased doses to ensure the supply necessary for second doses, and states could only receive vaccines based on their adult population size. The new distribution strategy unveiled yesterday is intended… Read more about COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution

VIGILINT Travel Notice: COVID-19 Testing for International Flights to the United States

By Intel & Marketing | January 14, 2021

COVID-19 TESTING FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO THE UNITED STATES 14 January 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE FACT SHEET

By Emily Elmore | January 13, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINES FAQ JAN13

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