Massive COVID-19 infections, not the vaccine, are responsible for new variants | Analysis
The best way to stop new variants is to stop their spread, and the answer to that is vaccination.
Pitt faculty efforts to unionize continue with upcoming election to join United Steelworkers
A PLRB hearing examiner ruled last summer that the Pitt administration “artificially inflated” a list of faculty members to delay the faculty’s unionization efforts. In April, the examiner decided that about 3,000 faculty members will be included in the USW bargaining unit, according to a press release.
Kids aren’t just littler adults. Here’s why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine | Opinion
Children are not just littler grownups; their bodies differ from adults’ in important ways.
Pitt’s former emergency management director indicted for stealing and selling PPE supplies
Pitt terminated Casamento’s employment on July 17, 2020 after he admitted to stealing the supplies. He had been with the school since 2007.
United Steelworkers want anti-union efforts against Pitt faculty and grad students to end
USW has called on Pitt to “end its anti-union campaign” against grad students and faculty.
Seat belts and smoking rates show people eventually adopt healthy behaviors. But it can take time we don’t have during a pandemic | Analysis
Public health recommendations have always been a hard sell. Resistance to new behaviors – like the mask-wearing and social distancing advised during the COVID-19 pandemic – is part of human nature.
Older people take longer to heal. This is why — and why it’s important | Opinion
Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
A history of bad behavior and worse: Why we have laws regulating behavior at polling places | Opinion
Reforms at the end of the century – particularly after an especially dirty 1888 presidential election – aimed to stop the shenanigans, assure the safety of voters and elevate the act of voting.
Pittsburgh students criticize universities pushing what some see as COVID-19 ‘liability forms’
When Olivia Enders tried to log into her University of Pittsburgh email account, something odd happened. Instead of the usual login page, she was met with a statement containing two online forms: a Pitt Community Compact and a Return to Campus Student Acknowledgment.
Coronavirus diets: What’s behind the urge to eat like little kids? | Analysis
During these stressful times, if you find yourself reaching into the pantry of your past, you're probably not alone.
I’m a University of Pittsburgh senior: This is how COVID-19 changed things for me
Senior year is a big deal. It’s the year you decide what you want to do. Unfortunately, for me and other college students, COVID-19 had other plans.
House Republicans ponder rider cutting funding to Pitt to prevent fetal tissue research
As part of budget negotiations, Republicans are considering whether to add language that would cut state funding to the University of Pittsburgh if it participates in fetal tissue research. The proposal piggybacks on a policy push from President Donald Trump’s administration announced earlier this month to end federal government funding for medical research using fetal […]