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Community-Based Research Shows More People Exposed to COVID-19 Virus Than Previously Known

Northwestern study reveals need for two doses of mRNA vaccines for mild and asymptomatic cases

Colloquia Series: How, and How Early, Do We Begin to “See” Race?

April 13, 2021
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Join us on April 19 for a talk by IPR psychologist Sandra Waxman on "How, and How Early, Do We Begin to 'See' Race? Developmental Entry Points and Research Challenges."

Vaccination Rates for Healthcare Workers Have Doubled

March 26, 2021
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But survey shows lags for those who earn less and have less education.

Parents Are More Hesitant to Get Vaccines for Their Kids

March 22, 2021
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The new study by IPR political scientist James Druckman shows young mothers are largely driving the resistance among parents.

COVID-19 Media and Research

April 13, 2021
Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

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