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Friday, September 18, 2020

ON BEHALF OF THE DAILY CAMPUS, PLEASE WEAR A MASK

University of Connecticut COVID-19 Statistics

33
Isolation beds in use
130
Cumulative residential cases
3
Cumulative faculty cases
135
Cumulative commuter cases
18,772
Total tests

Source: UConn COVID Dashboard. Last updated 9/17/20 2:00PM

COVID-19 COVERAGE

The COVID-19 vaccine will not be a magical cure

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world with devastating tragedies, a great deal of uncertainty with job losses, social isolation and many other unprecedented circumstances. Since the start of the virus six months ago, discussions have been raised about creating a vaccine in hopes that people will be cured and go back to their daily lives. However, I would like to point out to those who believe the vaccine is the answer to curing the virus problem and therefore aren’t taking safety precautions seriously that it is time to wake up.

New Treatments for COVID-19 Found in Steroids

When SARS-CoV-2 marched onto the international stage earlier this year, scientists around the world banded together to search tirelessly for a vaccine or treatment that could save lives being taken at alarming rates. The search for a vaccine has been very encouraging as of late and there is also good news regarding treatment for patients who have already been infected with COVID-19. In particular, three new studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of steroids for improving patient outcomes.

Carson’s Commentary: Does Trump deserve the Nobel Prize for Middle East peace deals?

You’ve read the title by now; the question I have raised speaks for itself. And as is the case in most affairs centered around Donald Trump, such a simple question has quite a complex answer. Please allow me to take a break from covering the U.S. election this week and dive into it.

UConn Health prepares to distribute flu shots next week

Beginning next week, UConn Health will make flu shots available to all faculty, staff and students at no cost, according to Health News and Information Officer Chris DeFrancesco.

Lockdown: Oaks edition

2020 is a scary time. Every single month has been something different, and yet the novel coronavirus has impacted so many people worldwide.

News

UConn Health prepares to distribute flu shots next week

Beginning next week, UConn Health will make flu shots available to all faculty, staff and students at no cost, according to Health News and Information Officer Chris DeFrancesco.

Student Spirit Wavers: Fall Semester Coronavirus Procedures Presenting Challenges for Students On and Off Campus

Students at the University of Connecticut are expressing their concerns regarding unforeseen challenges due to COVID-19’s disruption of daily life on campus, and are worried about the remainder of the semester.

Skepticism towards Trump’s coronavirus response surfaces after leaked tapes

President Trump is facing backlash in regard to his pandemic response after a leaked tape of him admitting downplaying the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced last Wednesday.

UConn Catering discusses menu for isolated students

Steve Wojtyna, catering general manager, spoke about how University of Connecticut students currently in isolation receive their meals and how the menu was designed.

Hops 44 owner encourages students to be cautious, invites to dine outside

Nancy McKenney, owner of Hops 44, said University of Connecticut students have been respectful of COVID-19 regulations since returning to campus.

Positive COVID-19 results forces Ted’s to temporarily close

A beloved Storrs establishment, Ted's Restaurant and Bar or “Ted’s,” is temporarily closed after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19, according to a post on their Instagram page.

Off The Curbside: Lizzie’s Catering off campus the rest of the semester

University of Connecticut staple Lizzie’s Curbside food truck announced that the truck will not be headed to campus for the rest of the semester due to a decrease in student business in light of COVID-19.

‘Your parties are not worth it,’ students reflect on being sick with coronavirus

Several students at the University of Connecticut are telling their stories about living with COVID-19, the novel respiratory disease responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide and sickening many more.

UConn, area health officials quarantine Oaks on the Square students

University of Connecticut students living in The Oaks on the Square apartments have been asked to quarantine by UConn and Eastern Highland Health District officials.

Stress, loneliness and confusion: Students share their stories of quarantine and isolation

Six University of Connecticut undergraduate students talked to The Daily Campus about their experiences quarantining on the Storrs campus during the first few weeks of the fall semester.

Life

Students get involved at this year’s virtual Involvement Fair

Students at the University of Connecticut joined in virtually this year to partake in the semi-annual Involvement Fair this week.

Greek Life And COVID-19: How have chapters adapted?

The past six months have been a rollercoaster to say the least. Times are changing, and now more than ever it’s important for students to create a support network. Over 2,700 students have found their home at the University of Connecticut through Greek Life. While things look very different for the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Development, each chapter has adapted to ensure that all members feel safe and informed.

The uKindness Initiative: Building connection within a time of disconnection

Most people are aware that going to college during a pandemic is an incredibly stressful time for a multitude of reasons. The constant fear of being infected, online classes that make it difficult to retain information and the removal of in-person social settings probably make up the top three of that list.

Driving during a pandemic

Since I hate being a homebody, I figured driving would keep my mind off of the pandemic. Little did I know that I was in for a ride.

Traveling in the time of COVID-19: the Connecticut shoreline

The pandemic has made international travel impossible, so many people have been forced to come up wit alternatives a little closer to home.

Life on campus during a pandemic

Living on campus during this pandemic has been the weirdest experience of my life.

What will concerts look like post-coronavirus?

The concert industry, which earns billions of dollars in annual revenue, has been one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staying safe on campus during COVID-19

The University of Connecticut has implemented many new protocols that prioritize the health and safety of the entire UConn community to limit the risk of new cases of COVID-19.

‘Weeks of Welcome’ is a welcome change for Huskies

The “Weekend of Welcome” (WOW) that traditionally greets freshmen to UConn with events like convocation, meet and greets and the class photo, has adapted to COVID-19 restrictions by expanding to “Weeks of Welcome.” Most of the WOW 2020 events ran online, however many offered ways to participate in person.

What’s In Store For Storrs: SUBOG’s fall plans

While they won’t be running any in-person events for the fall semester, the Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) is planning to reconstruct most of its programming into virtual alternatives.

Sports

UConn cancels 2020 football season

In a statement from the UConn athletic department on Wednesday, the university announced its 2020 football season would be canceled due to COVID-19 safety risks.

The Ivy League has canceled fall sports. What does that mean for college football?

On Wednesday, news broke that the Ivy League will cancel the 2020 fall sports season and will not even consider playing athletic contests until after the new year begins.

Opinion

The COVID-19 vaccine will not be a magical cure

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world with devastating tragedies, a great deal of uncertainty with job losses, social isolation and many other unprecedented circumstances. Since the start of the virus six months ago, discussions have been raised about creating a vaccine in hopes that people will be cured and go back to their daily lives. However, I would like to point out to those who believe the vaccine is the answer to curing the virus problem and therefore aren’t taking safety precautions seriously that it is time to wake up.

New Treatments for COVID-19 Found in Steroids

When SARS-CoV-2 marched onto the international stage earlier this year, scientists around the world banded together to search tirelessly for a vaccine or treatment that could save lives being taken at alarming rates. The search for a vaccine has been very encouraging as of late and there is also good news regarding treatment for patients who have already been infected with COVID-19. In particular, three new studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of steroids for improving patient outcomes.

Carson’s Commentary: Does Trump deserve the Nobel Prize for Middle East peace deals?

You’ve read the title by now; the question I have raised speaks for itself. And as is the case in most affairs centered around Donald Trump, such a simple question has quite a complex answer. Please allow me to take a break from covering the U.S. election this week and dive into it.

Lockdown: Oaks edition

2020 is a scary time. Every single month has been something different, and yet the novel coronavirus has impacted so many people worldwide.

So…Trump bullshitted us

“I wanted to, I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down,” President Trump said about the COVID-19 pandemic in newly released recordings from mid-March, claiming that he didn’t want to “create a panic.” However, instead of creating a “panic,” Mr. Trump decided to send out tweets and hold rallies during the COVID-19 outbreak, calling it the Democrats’ “new hoax.” The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. is currently at 198,474. Thousands of people who severely suffered as a result of the on-going pandemic could have been saved if Trump had taken better measures

A social housing expansion is the answer to the COVID-19 housing crisis

In many ways, the COVID-19 housing crisis is beginning to mirror the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis.

Calls are for Corona: Why we should go back to in-person care

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge in telemedicine, electronically delivered remote medical care.

Carson’s Commentary: Boat parades, botched Kenosha, and Biden takes it to Twitter

The unofficial end of summer may have passed, but nothing is cooling down in the 2020 election race. September seems poised to continue the harsh rhetoric of months past, as both COVID-19 and civil unrest are still polarizing the electorate. So what are the implications of the past week on both Donald Trump and Joe Biden?

Is UConn’s COVID-19 testing really working?

The main problem with UConn’s COVID-19 policy at the moment, aside from many lives being risked, is a lack of transparency and communication. We don’t truly understand the extent of COVID-19 on campus and we don’t truly know how long the semester will continue in-person or if we are safe.

Speak Now: Be flu free!

Flu season normally begins each year in the fall and we are all encouraged to get our flu shots in early October. This year, flu shots are more important than ever due to the impact of the flu as well as COVID-19.