Rachell Sanchez-Smith

Rachell is a journalism major at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Jump in North Central Arkansas

By Rachell Sanchez-SmithAransascovid.com The hospitals in the North Central region of Arkansas reported an influx of COVID-19 patients to the state health department, leading to an unfolding hospitalization crisis over the last…

Rising Hospitalizations Mean the Pandemic Continues for Unvaccinated People

By Rachell Sanchez-SmithArkansascovid.com A resurgence of COVID-19 cases is boosting hospitalizations and ventilator usage in Arkansas, a trend that shows the pandemic continues, especially for unvaccinated people.  “Essentially no one who was…

La identificación no es un requisito para acceso a la vacuna

Por Rachell Sanchez-SmithArkansascovid.com Para muchas personas indocumentadas sin identificación, recibir la vacuna COVID-19 presenta más obstáculos. Las personas indocumentadas, particularmente en la comunidad Latinx, dudan vacunarse por temor a que se les…


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