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Vaccines, variants, and ventilation research briefing

An updated briefing, prepared by Battelle, summarizes research available on vaccines, variants, and ventilation. Among the new findings: 

  • Ventilation: A study found that increasing the air change rate decreased infection risk more than increasing the humidity in a space.
  • Variants: With recent studies highlighting the rapid spread and infectivity of the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, researchers suggest that prevention strategies such as wearing masks indoors should be employed regardless of individuals’ vaccination status.
  • Vaccines: Adolescents reported that they are interested in getting the vaccine but have concerns about possible adverse effects. 

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Working with historical collections during contemporary crisis

Maire Gurevitz, archivist for the Indiana Historical Society, shares her perspective on adapting to the challenges of the pandemic and the impetus to launch an online participatory archiving project, “Collecting COVID-19.”

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Register for the 28 September REALM webinar

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged many cultural institutions to reimagine their approach to ​partnerships, programming, and services to meet the public's new and changing needs. Register to attend the REALM webinar “International Pandemic Perspectives,” where an international panel will discuss the operational changes they will be continuing, regardless of pandemic conditions.

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