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Editorial — Is enough being done to protect us from COVID-19?

Editorial — Is enough being done to protect us from COVID-19?

North Wind Editorial Board September 7, 2022

With the first week of the fall semester in the rearview mirror, the dramatic shift in mask regulations on campus has quite literally been a breath of fresh air. For the first time since the start of the...

COVID questions

COVID questions

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor February 26, 2022
While getting COVID-19 does generate some immunity, Sharp advises against relying on a previous infection for future immunity. Being infected with COVID-19 and getting vaccinated are not the same thing.  “If you get infected with the virus, the virus has, as part of its biology, ways to suppress your immune system,” Sharp said. “Yes, you will generate antibodies so that you can defeat the virus and survive, but some of those factors that the virus has may have effects that diminish the ability to have long lasting immunity.”
VACCINED—The COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine are available for up to 300 NMU students to receive at the NMU Health Center.

Health Center offers 300 Pfizer vaccines to students, boosters available in area

Ryley Wilcox, Contributing Writer February 20, 2022

The NMU Health Center is now offering 300 Pfizer vaccines to students at the NMU Pharmacy in Gries Hall in their second allocation of vaccines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. The first...

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NMU opens self-monitoring surveys, Health Center taking vaccination appointments

Dreyma Beronja, News Editor September 16, 2021

NMU is now in week four of the academic semester with being fully back in person. Precautions are continuously being made to make sure campus is safe by mask mandates, social distancing and as of Sept....

A return to normal classrooms, health center resources

A return to normal classrooms, health center resources

Peter Smedley June 1, 2021

Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccinations at NMU and throughout the country have recently allowed restrictions to be eased. As of May 19, NMU has allowed students who are vaccinated to enter campus buildings...

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Editorial—Mandatory vaccination a possible way forward in coming year

North Wind Staff April 22, 2021

With universities increasingly requiring vaccination from COVID-19 as a prerequisite for attendance at the institution, NMU will have to make a decision regarding this policy.  So far, Cornell,...

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Vielmetti Health Center secures vaccines for students

Peter Smedley April 12, 2021

In a campus email update sent by university President Fritz Erickson on April 9, students were informed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine had been secured and would be available by appointment on...

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Editorial—A year into COVID-19, so much has changed

North Wind Staff March 25, 2021

On March 10, NMU administration sent out an email recognizing the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic’s presence here, which began with the first confirmed case in Michigan. Since the pandemic...

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COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration opens, UK variant in U.P.

Ashley Beronja March 18, 2021

On Thursday, March 11 the Marquette County Health Department announced that the COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration would be open for Marquette residents 16 and older on Friday, March 12. Those who are...


Editorial—Aim for high percent of COVID-19 vaccinations

North Wind Staff February 18, 2021

NMU is currently preparing to begin another round of COVID-19 vaccine distribution to those eligible in priority Group B, through the Northern Center. A high-end freezer was purchased to effectively store...

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NMU competes with three UP universities for most flu immunizations

Akasha Khalsa October 22, 2020

Students, faculty, and staff at NMU are being encouraged to participate in the 2020 winter flu shot competition, Yooper U’s Fight the Flu. This event, organized by NMU’s Center for Rural Health, puts...

Importance of flu vaccines: Moral obligation to protect others

Zac Cogley February 21, 2013

With much debate continuing to focus on the merits of getting vaccinated against the flu, here is something to consider: refusing to get vaccinated might be morally wrong. I’ve recently become convinced...

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