by Colleen Hammond | editor-in-chief
Jan. 20, 2022
As the Omicron variant continues to rear its surging head, communities across the nation are grappling with growing positivity rates, packed hospital beds and an onslaught of newfound questions. To combat the spread of both the virus and misinformation, Duquesne’s Student Government Association (SGA) is hosting a virtual Q&A event to help disperse the truth about the threat of Omicron.
“The Omicron variant is now the most common variant of Covid-19 in the U.S., but it seems like a lot of the information online is conflicting or unclear,” SGA President Jessica Schmitz said in a statement to all students.
In an effort to assuage fears and clarify the truth in a barrage of voices, SGA is looking to hyper-local health professionals to help answer some questions. Featured in this webinar will be Duquesne Provost David Dausey, an epidemiologist; Dr. Elizabeth Bunk, the manager of Duquesne’s Center for Pharmacy Care; and Joy Dougherty, the Director of Health Services.
On Thursday, Jan. 20 at 4:30 p.m., the panel will convene over Zoom to answer questions from viewers.