Rob Wells

Rob Wells, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media.

Pulaski, Craighead Lead State with Full COVID-19 Vaccinations

By Heather Hodge and Rob WellsArkansascovid.com Several large counties in Arkansas are leading the pace in fully vaccinating their residents from COVID-19,  according to new data from the Arkansas Department of Health.…

Arkansas Vaccine Shipments on Par With Neighboring States

By Haley Hale
Despite its small population size, Arkansas is receiving essentially the same number of COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita as neighboring states, according to an Arkansascovid.com analysis…

Arkansascovid Follows Up on Reader Question

Grayson Green, an Arkansascovid.com reporter, fielded a question last week during a Q&A session on our Instagram page. A reader asked when COVID-19 vaccines will be available to people with underlying medical…

Arkansas Sees 51% Spike in Deaths in December

Listen to Katy Seiter and Mary Hennigan analyze the December COVID-19 case trends in Arkansas with host KUAF host Antoinette Grajeda on Ozarks at Large. A tough month: a 51% increase in…

Arkansas Vaccinates Additional 3,250 Residents; Pace to Accelerate

By Rob Wells Arkansascovid.com   Some 3,250 people received the COVID-19 vaccine in Arkansas in the last 24 hours, the Arkansas Department of Health said Thursday. Arkansas has received:   --92,625 Pfizer doses;…
Good Egg List

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The University of Arkansas School of Journalism and Strategic Media operates this site as an independent source of news and as a community service for Arkansas residents. Students produce the content here under the supervision of Rob Wells, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism. The data presented here is collected at roughly the same time each day from the Arkansas Department of Health website.

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