Afternoon News Update, 4/1/21
By Sophia Lyons
In campus news, the voting period for the student body president and vice president elections opened yesterday and runs through Monday. The Appalachian sent the same questions to each campaign, touching on topics including policy and issues affecting the student body. The voter guide is online and in tomorrow’s paper.
In local news, all adults 18 and older are eligible for vaccination in Watauga County. The Appalachian reports due to an increased vaccine supply, there are enough to begin vaccinating group 5 and everyone else earlier. Those interested in receiving a vaccine can sign up through AppHealthCare or App State vaccine clinics. Receiving the vaccine is free and doesn’t require health insurance.
In national news, the Pfizer vaccine seems it may be even more effective in kids than it is in adults. The New York Times reports that out of over 2,000 children between the ages of 12 and 15 in a clinical trial, none of them reported symptomatic infections or serious side effects. The Pfizer vaccine is currently approved for people ages 16 and up, and the other vaccines on the market are approved for ages 18 and up.
Your Boone weather comes from booneweather.com. Thursday will be cold for April, with variable clouds with snow flurries possible, gusty winds and a high in the mid 30s. Thursday night will have snow flurries possible, very gusty winds up to 50 miles per hour and an overnight low in the upper teens.