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Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

Editorial | Testing unvaccinated students is a costly, unequal alternative to vaccination

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 14, 2021
The current test return rate is below 10% for unvaccinated students, meaning that the testing alternative is essentially useless as a public health tool.
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher speaks at Friday mornings board of trustees meeting.

Gallagher ‘strongly’ recommends, expects community to be vaccinated by fall, unveils new strategic plan

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss June 25, 2021
Chancellor Patrick Gallagher said at Pitt’s Friday board of trustees meeting that while the University community can look forward to a more engaging fall semester, a fully normal academic year is unlikely unless those coming back to campus are vaccinated.
Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

Pitt adds 13 COVID-19 cases since Thursday

By Ashton Crawley, Assistant News Editor September 22, 2020
Pitt added 13 new COVID-19 cases, composed of 12 students and 1 employee, between Friday and Monday, continuing an upward trend in reported cases, though less than in previous case reports.
Pitts outdoor COVID-19 testing site is located outside Posvar Hall.

Nose goes: A glimpse inside Pitt’s surveillance testing program

By Elise Roessner, Staff Writer September 7, 2020
Vorndran is one of the roughly 2,200 students Pitt has tested thus far as part of its surveillance testing program. This program includes randomly selecting students living on and off campus for self-conducted COVID-19 testing.
The Cathedral of Learning watches over an empty Pitt campus.

Pitt adds 4 new COVID-19 cases since last Friday

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Contributing Editor July 17, 2020
Pitt added four new COVID-19 cases, composed of three students and one employee, as of Friday’s weekly case report.
Condoms can be used to reduce the transmission of some STDs.

Editorial: Talk to your doctor about STDs

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 5, 2019
There are resources safer than relying on the internet — even for those without health insurance.
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