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Science in the News

July 27, 2022, CNN Covid is still causing havoc around the world. With cases rising around the world, BA.5 is now driving this latest wave and is the "most infectious and transmissible variant identified."  Thanks to vaccinations, this variant isn't as deadly but still causing illness along with worker absences, travel disruption, and economic disturbance in many sectors.  Read the article here.  
 

July 27, 2022 CNN  The CNN medical analyst Dr. Leana Wen explains the risk of contracting monkeypox in light of the World Health Organization's declaration of a public health emergency of international concern with 3,000+ infections in the US in the last two months.  Read the article here.  

Covid Information

The World Health Organization COVID-19 Global Dashboard tracks confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the world.  The dashboard can be seen here.  

Data from the CDC can be viewed here, along with wastewater surveillance data, death demographic trends and more. 

The U.S. Department of State maintains Covid-19 International Travel Information by country.  Click here to see current information. 

To track COVID-19 infections in Arkansas, long with vaccination rates, deaths and hospitalizations, click here.   

March 8, 2022   The CDC published a retrospective study on mask use in Arkansas public schools and the resulting 23% reduction in COVID infection transmission compared to school systems without mask mandates.  The Masketeers proudly supplied high filtration masks for all Arkansas students, and we're so glad to be part of protecting this vulnerable group of kids and staff members.  Read the article here:  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/71/wr/mm7110e1.htm  and the role played by UAMS Researchers here:  

https://news.uams.edu/2022/03/09/research-about-mask-mandates-in-arkansas-schools-published-in-cdcs-morbidity-and-mortality-weekly-report/

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