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Realistic Vaccination Expectations Key to Recovery According to Jennifer Reich

Feb. 3, 2021

“As people are excited to become vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, they may be overestimating what that protection means,” said Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich. “It’s important that they calibrate their expectations and understand that their behavior after immunization still has to be focused on protecting people around them.” The Vaccinated Class The...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging is Crucial According to Jennifer Reich

Dec. 2, 2020

Companies producing COVID-19 vaccines must act sooner rather than later to grapple with the task of communicating and moderating this next period of the pandemic, according to Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich, who has studied vaccine hesitance. “This is not going to be magic,” Reich said. “I think that the way...

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Brendan Beck and Colleagues Analyzed NYC Policing Efforts

Nov. 12, 2020

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature “neighborhood policing” program appears to have helped reduce the number of low-level arrests in most precincts — but has done little to slow crime or eliminate racial bias in who gets charged, a new study asserts. Assistant Professor of Sociology Brenden Beck...

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Jennifer Reich Remains a Go-to Expert on Vaccine Response

Oct. 15, 2020

Producing a safe and effective vaccine for a disease within a year of that disease's discovery would be unprecedented. Even if "Operation Warp Speed," Trump's initiative to streamline the vaccine development, approval and distribution process, is successful, the number of things that would have to go right for a vaccine...

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Jennifer Reich Explains Polls Showing Coloradans Are Reticent to Get Vaccinated

Sept. 30, 2020

Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich wasn’t surprised by two recent polls revealing that low numbers of Coloradans actually want to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The Colorado Health Foundation found nearly one-third of Coloradans surveyed said they would likely not step up to get vaccinated for coronavirus when a vaccine becomes available,...

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Brendan Beck on Gentrification’s Ties to Policing

Aug. 19, 2020

“Recent protests have demanded that police no longer be used as the first response to social problems like mental health crises and drug addiction. That demand might also extend to excluding police from urban ‘renewal,’” writes Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The Role Of Police In Gentrification The Appeal...

Brendan Beck on Gentrification’s Ties to Policing

Aug. 19, 2020

“Recent protests have demanded that police no longer be used as the first response to social problems like mental health crises and drug addiction. That demand might also extend to excluding police from urban ‘renewal,’” writes Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. The Role Of Police In Gentrification , The...

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Kids Are Healthier in School Writes Jennifer Reich

July 22, 2020

Because social distancing is one of the most effective ways to limit the spread of coronavirus, it seems promoting “health and safety” would require limiting kids’ time in school. However, allowing kids only partial access to education, as many districts across the country are currently proposing, does not support children’s...

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Op-eds from Brenden Beck on Defunding Police Departments

June 18, 2020

"What can Denver’s recent history of police spending and crime reveal about our current moment and where to go next? I looked at budget information , crime data and recent academic research to find out," writes Brenden Beck, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Op-Ed: Why Now Is the Time to Reduce...

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Anti-vaxxers May Reject COVID-19 Vaccination According to Jennifer Reich

April 30, 2020

Protests against social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines in states across the country have become fertile ground for anti-vaccine activists, foreshadowing future showdowns over government-led efforts to help bring an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Much of the rhetoric at the reopening rallies mirrors the language of anti-vaccine activists, according to...

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