We’ve checked in with Trish Starks, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, a few times during the pandemic. We reached out again to ask her about her upcoming session for the U of A Honors College forum about vaccines.
Demand for vaccinations in Arkansas is slowing, even though the state is not close to the eventual goal for immunizations. Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Jose Romero are again explaining the need for more people to get shots.
The Honors College at the University of Arkansas is hosting an upcoming series of sessions dedicated to the development and distribution of virus vaccines. The forum will be held by different instructors and cover everything from science to politics. One of the instructors for the first session, Social Justice and Vaccine Distribution, lead by Kevin Fitzpatrick, says equity is a major player in response to pandemics and disasters.
Governor Asa Hutchinson spent most of Tuesday's weekly COVID-19 press briefing encouraging Arkansans to get vaccinated. Dr. Jose Romero discussed how more vaccinations in Arkansas can protect against virus variants getting a stronger foothold in the state.
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, announced April 12th, it is offering financial assistance to families and individuals burdened by funeral expenses incurred for loved ones who’ve died due to COVID-19. Darriel Ezell, investigator and inspector for the Arkansas Insurance Department's Funeral Service Division provides application guidance.