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Current Public Health News
Grant from state of Nevada extends university partnership with Southern Nevada Health District, allows 200 UNLV students to continue vital contact tracing services.
UNLV public health professor became a go-to source for media in Nevada and worldwide on the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
As the pandemic tightened its grip on Nevada, the nation, and the world, UNLV responded in ways big and small. Members of the media also turned to UNLV's faculty experts for answers.
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.
UNLV Public Health professor Brian Labus dismantles misperceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine and shares why it works, why it’s safe, and why everyone eligible should get it.
A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.
Public Health In The News
Almost three weeks after Las Vegas Valley firefighters became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, some cities report more than half their workforce haven’t received their first dose, with hundreds declining the shot.
Nevada hospitality workers are fourth on the “frontline/essential” priority list to get the COVID-19 vaccine. It is unclear when their turn might come, according to a published report.
The kitchen was about as busy as it could be at The Coffee Cup Café in Boulder City on Monday, as they catered to the customers who filled the restaurant to 25% capacity.
Nevada hospitality employees are in the fast lane to receive a COVID-19 vaccine but face a long line before it’s their turn.
Nevada just recorded a record number of COVID-19 deaths: 299 in a week.
The UNLV School of Public Health has been awarded a $1.7 million grant from the State of Nevada to continue its COVID-19 contract tracing efforts in partnership with the Southern Nevada Health District. This grant extends the partnership launched in the fall by an initial $3.4 million commitment from the state.