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 "A study, published in the journal JAMA, of 3,334 patients in four hospitals in a large New York City health system found that clotting issues — including blockages in a vein or artery, strokes and heart attacks — were reported in 16 percent of the patients’ records." (New York Times) "The authors… Continue reading ABC. CBA. COVID-19, Blood-Clots, Attention.
BY: CLAIRE KIM With coronavirus cases rising in Florida amidst the second wave of the pandemic, the prospect of reopening schools has triggered both the American Federation of Teachers and The Florida Education Association to fire back at the governor, Governor Ron DeSantis, arguing against his disregard for public health and safety. Suing the governor… Continue reading Florida School Districts Fire Back
BY: CLAIRE KIM “The bottom line is I have absolutely no faith in the F.D.A. and in the Trump administration,” said Joanne Barnes, a retired fourth-grade teacher from Fairbanks, Alaska, who said she was otherwise always scrupulously up-to-date on getting her shots, including those for shingles, flu, and pneumonia. “I just feel like there’s a… Continue reading When Releasing the Vaccine is TOO Rushed
BY: CLAIRE KIM For a country so adamantly critical of China's Credit System, calling it out as a modern rendition of "Big Brother" from George Orwell's 1984 novel, the Trump Administration should be ashamed of their decision to collect all "COVID-19 patient information in a central database in Washington" BYPASSING the CDC. (New York Times) How hypocritical...… Continue reading Transparency Tarnished