It’s been two years since I became a doctor. evolved Vaccines to mitigate fatal consequences COVID-19 (new coronavirus infectious disease), to restore a sense of normalcy to our lives.regardless of High efficiency Thanks to this technology, COVID-19 remains a threat to our lives and a stubborn refusal to wave the white flag of surrender. This is especially true in Charlottesville, home to the Center for Disease Control. Classify As a region with high community levels of COVID-19, we recommend that anyone with symptoms be tested. So, in order to ensure the safety of all her members of the community in Charlottesville, the university should revive her free COVID-19 saliva testing program and tracker website.
In an email sent to the community last March, university leadership said: announced Lift weekly test requirements for unimmunized students and phase out saliva testing programs. It was the university’s first mistake to phase out the saliva testing program.This optional testing program was available to students who experienced symptoms last autumn, can take necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. In June, the university stopped its renewal COVID-19 Tracker This is due to the low number of cases and hospitalizations in the Charlottesville community.Tracker has been on duty ever since August 2020, reports key health statistics such as number of cases, hospitalizations and positive rates. Discontinuing COVID-19 trackers was the second mistake. Instead of live stats, the university directs viewers to the CDC’s website outlining “precautions to take.”Funny enough, the CDC website Recommendation If you have symptoms, inspect the Charlottesville community. It’s blatantly clear that the university doesn’t care as much as it once cared about the impact of COVID-19 on student life and the Charlottesville community.
It may seem that common sense is lacking in college behavior.Low case counts and use as justification for hospitalization are just half-hearted excuses for failing to deal with rising COVID-19 cases Charlottesville experienced this past week.The university’s claims of low case numbers are startling, and the Virginia Department of Health To tell Other than that.More seriously, side effects such as death dangerous In the face of widespread vaccine availability and declining positivity rates, health problems have not magically disappeared. By removing saliva test and tracker websites, the university is denying the community access to life-saving or threatening information.
This is an issue of poor information accessibility, but it is also an issue of fairness.Colleges used to offer free saliva tests on the ground, but now offer A PCR test available for purchase at the Student Health Center. As a result, students cannot freely and quickly take their exams at a nearby testing center and must cross the grounds to the Student Health Center, where they pay a fee to take their exams. It would be wrong for universities to simply assume that all students can afford this change. To call this new process inconvenient is an understatement — it is inconsiderate and ignores students who may not have the additional money to buy tests. There should be no financial barriers to obtaining impactful information. Students already have enough responsibility. Paying for COVID-19 testing should not be one of his responsibilities.
college leadership relief A student last March said, “If the virus situation changes significantly, we are always ready to change our approach to keep our communities safe.” I don’t think I’m overstepping it, though. Now is the time to change our approach. Rather, we should return to our previous approach of taking the necessary precautions to keep our communities safe.
We didn’t apply to college in the hope that the global pandemic would steal the show and affect every aspect of our time here.most Virginians vaccinated and face weak The symptoms of COVID-19 do not change the fact that COVID-19 is still prevalent in our communities. These errors should be corrected immediately. At the very least, we need assurance that our lives and well-being take precedence here on the ground.
Grace Duregger is a columnist for The Cavalier Daily. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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