Epidemiology

Sampling wastewater on the University of Michigan campus.

Michigan Researchers Get $5.3M to Expand COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring

New research from Chuanwu Xi and Kevin Bakker

University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

person getting vaccinated

4 Myths about What It Means for a Vaccine to Be 'FDA Approved'

Arnold Monto Quoted in HuffPost

A recurring sentiment among some in the vaccine-hesitant community is a desire to wait to receive any of the three available COVID-19 vaccines until they have been officially approved by the Food and Drug Administration. And while the FDA has authorized the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines―and is expected to also approve each one in turn―for many people, the difference between “authorized” and “approved” has been confusing. Read more