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College Students Hoping for a More Normal Year, Despite Monkeypox and COVID

Kimberly Paynter
The University of Pennsylvania celebrates the class of 2026 on move-in day.

The COVID-19 pandemic isn't over, despite fewer precautions. And now monkeypox outbreaks are growing in local communities. Health experts say they're concerned about new infections and cases on college campuses this fall.

But as WHYY’s Nicole Leonard reports, parents and students in Philadelphia are hoping for a more normal year.

(Original air-date: 8/26/22)

Nicole Leonard is a health and science reporter for WHYY News. She joined the newsroom in 2022 after covering health care for Connecticut Public Radio. Before that, she was the health reporter for the Press of Atlantic City.