Rural Bangladeshis turn to faith, family for fact-checking

New Cornell research finds that in remote parts of Bangladesh with little internet access, people have relied on local experts, spiritual views and their sense of social justice to evaluate new coronavirus information.

“Startup Cornell” podcast features Cornell Tech entrepreneur

JP Pollak, co-founder and chief architect at The Commons Project Foundation, which is working on a universal vaccine app, is the guest for the fifth episode of the Startup Cornell podcast.

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Survey supports public health focus to campus mental health

This semester, the Executive Accountability Committee announced implementation progress including the launch of a new central mental health and wellness resource website and a new peer support model adopted by the student-led Empathy Assistance and Referral Service.

Cornell recommends booster shots for those eligible

Cornell is not requiring members of the community to receive a booster at this time; however, as breakthrough cases continue to occur, officials are encouraging community members to consider receiving a one once eligible.

Disability advocate Eli Clare to speak on COVID-19

Disability justice advocate Eli Clare has been chosen as a Distinguished Visiting Collaborator in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, and he will be hosted for two virtual talks by the Cornell Society for the Humanities in partnership with the Syracuse University Humanities Center.

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Cornell pilots shortened COVID-19 isolation program

A limited number of fully vaccinated students with breakthrough but asymptomatic COVID-19 infections will be able to test out of their mandatory 10-day isolation periods early after receiving two negative tests.

Cornell adds opt-in testing for staff and faculty

The university has announced new testing options for vaccinated faculty and staff.

COVID may trigger hyperglycemia by harming fat cells

According to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell, COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia.

Student leads vaccine conversation with surgeon general

On Oct. 4, Jordan Tralins ’23, founder of the COVID Campus Coalition, will moderate a virtual discussion between college students and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.