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Vaccine mandates arent fascism; theyre a public health imperative

Vaccine mandates aren’t fascism; they’re a public health imperative

By Shannon Garrido and Lucia Thorne
November 11, 2021

Life gets you down sometimes, and that’s understandable. But if you ever feel worthless or unwanted, just remember this past Sunday, a group of what are clearly very “well-rounded” individuals gathered...

Get the vaccine, your lack of sympathy is showing

Get the vaccine, your lack of sympathy is showing

By Lucia Thorne
October 14, 2021

When the general population became eligible for the vaccine on April 19, cases, hospitalizations, and deaths drastically declined, providing the much-needed glimmer of hope.  But with the arrival of...

A COVID-19 vaccination site

Vaccination requirement extended to faculty, staff

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
July 30, 2021

Emerson faculty and staff must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus in the fall, in an extension of the college’s previous directive which applied only to students. The requirement...

The entrance to a vaccination clinic in downtown Boston.

Vaccines now available for students at Tufts Medical Center

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
April 29, 2021

Students can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Tufts Medical Center, just over a month after the formal partnership with the hospital fell through, Emerson announced in an email Thursday morning.   This...

A clinician fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine from a vial.

State vaccine eligibility expands to cover all Emerson students

When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 1.7 million Massachusetts residents—including any Emerson students who didn’t yet qualify—became eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, a signal of hope...

Emerson students receive hand sanitizer outside Tutfs testing location.

Editorial: There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but the pandemic isn’t over yet

By Editorial Board
April 8, 2021

Pandemic fatigue is rife around the globe after enduring more than a year of sacrifice and isolation. In the past year, we’ve been forced to give up parts of our lives as college students that we previously...

It’s one thing to engage in fearmongering by spreading conspiracy theories on a Facebook message board, and another to give them more coverage on prominent news platforms.

Fear-mongering in the media has spiraled out of control

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
April 7, 2021

On March 25, NPR published “Few Facts, Millions Of Clicks: Fear Mongering Vaccine Stories Go Viral Online.” In the story, NPR analysts point out that while the odds of dying after receiving a COVID-19...

Soledad OBrien speaking to graduates during 2019s commencement ceremony.

Should Emerson host in-person graduation?

By Editorial Board
March 25, 2021

As college students, the driving force to get us through 8 a.m. classes, midterm exams, and the ever-rising tuition rate is the monumental closing event of our college experience: graduation. But since...

A sign of the COVID testing site of Emerson College and Tufts University.

Students reevaluate vaccine plans following Tufts partnership dissolution

By Dana Gerber and Frankie Rowley
March 25, 2021

Students were forced to rethink how they would receive a COVID-19 vaccination after Emerson notified students last week that its previously announced vaccine partnership with Tufts Medical Center foundered...

Heres some tips and tricks from The Beacon editorial board on getting vaccinated.

When will I get the vaccine?

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
March 19, 2021

Amid seven new variants of the already malicious novel coronavirus reaching the United States, my fellow Emerson students and I wonder: when will we get the vaccine?  Emerson students have received...

Students walking on Boston Common.

Vaccine rollout progressing, health experts foresee a return to normal in the fall

By Camilo Fonseca, Editor-at-Large
March 18, 2021

Public health experts say there appears to be a “light at the end of the tunnel” shining for college campuses after a year of restrictions, social distancing, and online learning—but warn that administrators...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts must improve its COVID-19 vaccine distribution

By Editorial Board
February 25, 2021

After a year filled with tragedy, the possibility for a return to a normal, pre-pandemic life lies almost entirely in the hands of vaccines for COVID-19. Yet as the coronavirus death toll climbs higher...

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

As vaccine rollout trudges along, the Emerson community gets in line

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 11, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to plod along in the state and nation, some members of the Emerson community have gotten one or both of the doses of the two authorized U.S. vaccines, marking...

Why are so many people hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

Why are so many people hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine?

By Shannon Garrido, Multimedia Managing Editor
January 15, 2021

Amid a pandemic that has taken 1.96 million lives and is set to infect many more, the world anxiously awaited a vaccine. Vaccines typically require years of development before reaching the clinic,...

Amanda Flower at work in the ECPD office in Nov. 2017

Campus police, health center staff will receive vaccine months ahead of students and faculty

By Frankie Rowley, Content Managing Editor
January 11, 2021

Emerson College Police Department officers and Center for Health and Wellness staff will receive COVID-19 vaccines as part of Phase One of the Massachusetts Vaccination plan, with the rest of the Emerson...

A student stands on a social distancing marker inside the Emerson testing center.

Emerson community weighs in on the holidays, the president-elect, and new COVID-19 vaccine developments

By Maximo Aguilar Lawlor, Sophia Boyce, and Drew Ascione
November 18, 2020

  Today on The 172 Review, host Maximo Aguilar Lawlor talks to the community about the recent advances in effectiveness of multiple COVID-19 vaccines. Sophia Boyce fields student's opinions...

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