The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

A Pfizer vaccine is drawn up during a vaccination clinic at the Radisson Hotel Conference Center in Coralville on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Health experts say new COVID-19 vaccine is increasingly similar to a flu shot

Julia Rhodes, News Reporter October 9, 2023

Health experts in Johnson County predict that COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more like influenza shots, especially with the new vaccine currently available in Iowa City and Johnson County this fall. Local...

Photo illustration by Johnny Jarnagin

Johnson County Public Health shifts COVID-19 mitigation perspective

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter February 28, 2023

Johnson County Public Health officials say they are not surprised after the state announced Feb. 23 that it will end mandatory reporting for COVID-19 next month. The Iowa Department of Health...

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Iowa City retirement homes hope to see a return to pre-pandemic normalcy with new variants

Sofia Mamakos, News Reporter January 29, 2023

Retirement homes nationally faced high rates of infection during the height of COVID-19. As new variants are introduced and pose risks to residents, Iowa City retirement homes are still taking precautions. Kim...

University of Iowa graduate teaching assistant and PhD student in mass communication, David Lomoywara, poses for a portrait inside the Adler Journalism Building at the University of Iowa on December 2, 2022.

UI students debate wearing masks as COVID-19 cases rise

Kufre Ituk, News Reporter December 4, 2022

Nearly three years after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, UI students are choosing whether to mask up as seasonal illnesses spread across campus. The choice to wear a mask during flu...

Nurse Manager Julie Weber draws up individual doses of the Moderna vaccine on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at the UI Medical Education Research Facility.

COVID-19 variance to continue researchers say, UI guidance to change

Eleanor Hildebrandt, Manager Editor August 23, 2022

COVID-19 variants remain a concern to the University of Iowa officials and its researchers as students return for the most normal looking academic year since 2019. Stanley Perlman, UI professor...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is drawn up on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.

New COVID-19 CDC guidelines won’t drastically affect Johnson County due to high vaccination rates

Emily Delgado, Politics Reporter August 22, 2022

While Johnson County has Iowa’s highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, unvaccinated residents could be at risk following updated quarantine guidance from the Center for Disease Control Prevention.   The...

The University of Iowa Health Care building is seen on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine approved by FDA and CDC, with UI Health Care’s help

Meg Doster, News Editor July 20, 2022

The FDA and CDC have authorized a fourth COVID-19 vaccine, created by Novavax Inc., for people 18 and older. The new vaccine has comparable efficacy to the previous vaccines that were approved by the FDA...

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seen on April 2, 2022.

UI Hospitals and Clinics rolls out vaccines for young children

Liam Halawith, News Reporter June 22, 2022

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced on Tuesday during a press conference that it will be opening slots for COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 6 months through 5 years after the CDC...

Photo Illustration by Gabby Drees.

Johnson County moves to a medium COVID-19 community spread amid increased cases

Anthony Neri, News Reporter May 1, 2022

Johnson County moved from a low to medium community spread level on Thursday as COVID-19 cases increased in Iowa. Poweshiek and Howard Counties also shifted to medium community levels, while the rest...

Photo Illustration by Ayrton Breckenridge.

Extended student loan freeze means more time for UI graduates

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 12, 2022

President Joe Biden has extended the repayment pause for federal student loan borrowers through Aug. 31, giving regent institution graduates more time to manage their money. The repayment pause...

A lab mouse is seen in a lab in the Bowen Science Building at the University of Iowa on Monday. April 11, 2022.

UI researchers identify drug to cure mice of COVID-19 symptoms, may treat older adults

Anthony Neri, News Reporter April 11, 2022

Researchers at the University of Iowa found a drug to prevent older mice, who suffer from COVID-19 in a similar way to older people, from dying of the virus. The older mice that had COVID-19, which...

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

UI distributes last round of COVID-19 relief dollars to over 9,000 undergraduate, graduate students

Kate Perez, News Reporter April 7, 2022

The University of Iowa distributed over $10.72 million to 9,059 total students through the third and final round of funding from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. A recently posted article...