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A new variant is responsible for 60% of new infections, according to the CDC.  FOX-43 recently spoke to Geoffrey Roche of the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology faculty about the new variant.  Watch the segment here https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/local-health-expert-weighs-in-on-ba5-covid-variant-cases-harrisburg-pennsylvania/521-f109b49d-b932-4db3-9583-703186219224

A regular contributor to the national dialogue on population health and health equity topics, Roche is a member of the University’s Population Health faculty.  He has volunteered and has been appointed to serve on numerous local, state, and national committees and taskforces, including the Health Equity Task Force of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) initiative, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, the Lebanon County Economic Recovery Taskforce Leadership Team, and more. His professional career has included over nine years in hospital administration where he served as a strategic advisor to the President and CEO and department director of various departments, including Business Development and Planning, Government Affairs, Community Health, and Public Relations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers graduate programs and professional development for students with a passion for improving individual and populations’ health and well-being.

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