UTA In The News — Friday, September 17, 2021
Erin Carlson, the director of graduate public health programs at The University of Texas at Arlington, said, “The purpose of the COVID vaccine was not to stop transmission. It was to stop severe disease — to stop hospitalizations and deaths,” in a Dallas Morning News story about waning immunity among those who are fully vaccinated.
Public health misinformation
Becky Garner, director of undergraduate public health programs at UT Arlington, and Erin Carlson, UT Arlington director of the graduate public health programs, shared their expertise and concerns about misinformation, disinformation and how to identify and push back on false information, Mirage News, Medical Xpress and Florida News Times reported.
“The priority for the healthy, general population needs to be: Get vaccinated. Period,” said Erin Carlson, the director of graduate public health programs at UT Arlington. “We still cannot let up on our resources being directed towards getting people vaccinated,” The Dallas Morning News reported in a question-and-answer about getting shots into people’s arms.
UTA diversity ranked
The University of Texas at Arlington boasts one of the nation’s most diverse undergraduate student bodies and is one of the state’s top performers for social mobility, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings, the Arlington city website reported.