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AA Should Not Have Dropped the Mask Mandate

AA Should Not Have Dropped the Mask Mandate

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor March 11, 2022

On Thursday, February 17, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham made an announcement that took the state by surprise: New Mexico was lifting its indoor mask mandate immediately. The decision, according to the...

Corbevax uses old technology. But most importantly, its creators have waived proprietary rights.

Old Vaccine Technology Offers New Hope Against Covid 19

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor February 9, 2022

Dr. Peter Hotez and Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, from Texas Children’s Hospital, created a vaccine called CORBEVAX which uses older medical technology to protect the developing world from COVID-19, in contrast...

Omicron: Faster but Less Deadly

Omicron: Faster but Less Deadly

Isy Gruner '25, Writer February 1, 2022

While the origin of the Omicron variant is still unclear, World Health Organization reports indicate that the Omicron variant spreads faster than the Delta variant and, as of January 6, 2022, has been...

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 20, 2022

One year into President Biden’s administration, he is at an inflection point. The President and the Democratic-controlled Congress have had undeniable success on issues like the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,...

Omicron Variant Promises Uncertain Future

Omicron Variant Promises Uncertain Future

Becca Faber '24, Writer December 5, 2021

Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant, was discovered in South Africa on November 24. Since then, more than 20 cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in the U.S. Those infected range from fully vaccinated...

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

Alaskan Doctors Choose Whom to Save

As COVID-19 cases spike, Alaskan hospitals find themselves overwhelmed.
Isy Gruner '25, Writer October 14, 2021

The COVID-19 Delta variant has put Alaska in a crisis. With high infection rates and low vaccination rates, Alaska’s medical system is overwhelmed with patients, and hospitals are short on beds. This...

The Biden Vax Mandate

The Biden Vax Mandate

What's it mean? Who is impacted? How do people feel about it?
Anna Hastings '26, Writer September 23, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, President Biden established new COVID-19 vaccination requirements that could affect almost 100 million Americans. He announced this new mandate at the White House saying, “We’ve...

Covid Testing has become fairly quick and easy.

AA Should be Testing More

Dropping to 20% testing was a bad idea
Quinn Ennis '22, News and Features Editor May 7, 2021

The Academy’s system of testing the entire student population for COVID-19 weekly was, while annoying, effective. With this method, the school was able to limit community spread, catching individual...

Why you should get vaccinated

Why you should get vaccinated

Editorial Board, Writer May 5, 2021

More than a year after New Mexico instituted a statewide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, stores, schools, and workplaces are reopening and New Mexicans are returning to a semblance of normalcy....

India, the Worlds Largest Vaccine Producer, Suffers the Worlds Worst Covid Surge

India, the World’s Largest Vaccine Producer, Suffers the Worlds Worst Covid Surge

Ankit Jaiswal '22, Sports Editor May 5, 2021

A devastating second wave of COVID-19 has arrived in India almost a year after the country imposed one of the strictest lockdown restrictions in the world, and just three months after the Indian health...

World News Roundup

World News Roundup

The Advocate May 5, 2021

Baghdad Hospital Fire - Marly Fisher '23 An enormous fire at a Baghdad hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients has left 82 dead and over 100 injured on Saturday, April 24. Early reports say the fire...

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Vaccination Rates!

What does the future hold?
Keira Hadlich '23, Writer April 9, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, people around the world have placed their hope in a possible vaccine. Now, the vaccine is a reality, and everyone is scrambling to get in line to receive a dose and...

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