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Friday March 24th

COVID-19 Vaccine

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'We've had death threats': UNC's Baric Lab is subject of internet conspiracies on COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, the Baric Lab has been the target of internet conspiracy theories, ranging from accusations of engineering SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — to allegations of bioweaponry. There is no evidence to support these claims. In 2021, the National Intelligence Council determined the virus “was not developed as a biological weapon” and most intelligence agencies assessed that COVID-19 was likely not genetically engineered. “When things happen that hurt people — and a virus that crosses the planet and kills a lot of people definitely hurts people — they want to have a reason for why that happens,” Rachel Graham, an assistant professor of epidemiology, said.

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Senior psychology major Juliet Alegria "double masks" to study in Davis Library on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.

UNC announces updated COVID-19 policies for fall semester return

UNC announced updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester in a campus-wide email Friday. The University will not have any testing requirements for asymptomatic individuals on campus and will no longer provide voluntary asymptomatic testing.  Students who test positive for COVID and are living in residence halls can isolate at home or in their residence hall room. The University is not requiring vaccine attestation or re-entry testing, but both are encouraged. 

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