BY: CLAIRE KIM Week 17: Well, well, it's the second week of July! From what I remember, I spent a lot of time together with my family this week. From family-improvised Korean BBQs on our outdoor patio to afternoon visits to Shoreline Park, we not only embraced one another's presence but also the nature that… Continue reading A Change in Lifestyle, COVID-19 (Pt. V)
BY: CLAIRE KIM This past Tuesday, scientists reported that they have successfully developed a new blood test that can diagnose signs of Alzheimer's Disease, arguably more accurate and cost-efficient than the current methods used. "The test has the potential to make diagnosis simpler, more affordable, and widely available." (New York Times) According to research by… Continue reading Alzheimer’s Disease, Already Diagnosed?
BY: CLAIRE KIM "On Monday clinics around the country began a Phase 3 trial of the vaccine candidate from Moderna, a biotech company based in Massachusetts, with the aim of enrolling 30,000 people to test for safety and effectiveness." (New York Times) Currently, the coronavirus vaccine, Moderna, is undergoing the Phase 3 examination period, a… Continue reading Moderna Might Work
BY: CLAIRE KIM Yesterday, registration for the new fall 2020 ACT testing dates was an absolute disaster. Lack of test center options, straining the competition of the hundreds of thousands of students attempting to register, to system glitches, canceling people's registration progress, and/or not allowing anyone to enter the site at all, the whole website… Continue reading Testing has Tested My Patience
BY: CLAIRE KIM “You couldn’t trust what he said,” said Dr. Vanessa Olcese, a former chief resident who worked with Dr. Desai at Duke University Medical Center. “You would verify everything that he did and take everything he did with a grain of salt.” (New York Times) Dr. Desai, a supposed "prodigy" for his exclusive… Continue reading The Gap Between “Professionalism” and Actual Skill
BY: CLAIRE KIM So, Who's First? When the coronavirus vaccine comes out, ready for public use, who's first? Who gets access to the initial limited supply of vaccines in the market? Who is considered a part of the "priority" batch, and who isn't? How are we going to distinguish individuals, categorize them so that the… Continue reading So, Who’s First?
BY: CLAIRE KIM Released back in 2011, yet arising in popularity this past March, the film Contagion is definitely a film to watch during this pandemic unless fictional paranoia gets the best of you. Firstly, I would like to point out how scarily similar the film and our current reality dealing with the coronavirus is; it's almost… Continue reading My Movie Review: Contagion
BY: CLAIRE KIM Due to the unique circumstances of the pandemic, within the past several months, hundreds of stores and restaurants have been forced to temporarily close across the nation. Hard for business owners themselves as they are unable to profit or maintain a steady stream of income during their "hibernation" period, this shut down… Continue reading Apple/Google Maps, Is It Open?
BY: CLAIRE KIM As stores and recreational activity centers begin to open up across the United States, health measures unique to each ground have been set in place for the sake of visitors' and workers' health. For the Magazzino Italian Art Museum located in Hudson Valley, the art center demands all museum-goers to reserve one… Continue reading Bzzz… You’re Not 6′ Apart
BY: CLAIRE KIM Stress can get the best of us. We begin to lose interest in pursuing things we love, we get anxious about the easiest decisions, but worst of all, we embrace a negative mindset on all things good or bad. It's unhealthy to suppress stress; in doing so, you're chemically exhausting your body… Continue reading Read for Stress Relief!