Let’s Celebrate Them, Let’s Thank Them

BY: CLAIRE KIM As healthcare workers fight on the frontlines against the coronavirus, let's celebrate them, let's thank them. Ways to show appreciation: Write letters addressing doctors, nurses, or any other hospital personnel actively involved in your local hospitals, sharing a message of gratitude for their efforts during this pandemic. A short "Thank You" is… Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Them, Let’s Thank Them

Drug Giants to Antibiotic Startups

BY: CLAIRE KIM With small biotech startups struggling to make progress in their COVID-19 antibiotics research due to a lack of sufficient funding, this past Thursday, "twenty of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies [...] announced the creation of a $1 billion fund to buoy" such "financially strapped" businesses in an effort to bring two to… Continue reading Drug Giants to Antibiotic Startups

ICE, F1, Online Classes: A Difficult Prospect for International Students

BY: CLAIRE KIM The Trump administration's recent announcement on visa regulations, demanding that all international students studying in the US be barred from staying in the country if colleges fully transition to online courses, is absolutely ridiculous. First of all, the expectation that thousands of international students can find other appropriate schooling opportunities within a… Continue reading ICE, F1, Online Classes: A Difficult Prospect for International Students

Fireworks, Fevered Trauma for Veterans

BY: CLAIRE KIM While this past 4th of July declined in celebration due to the claims of persistent inequality currently present in our country (which I fully agree with), the beloved American tradition of setting off fireworks still speckled the night sky in the end. For many, despite tensions with social justice, the sight of… Continue reading Fireworks, Fevered Trauma for Veterans

Big Data, Big Player in Tracking COVID-19

BY: CLAIRE KIM Published last Thursday on arXiv.org, a research paper led by a team of Harvard researchers, "presented an algorithm that registered danger 14 days or more before case counts begin to increase. The system uses real-time monitoring of Twitter, Google searches, and mobility data from smartphones, among other data streams". Honestly, the idea… Continue reading Big Data, Big Player in Tracking COVID-19

“Coronavirus Is Airborne”, an arid claim for now…

BY: CLAIRE KIM According to the New York Times, "in an open letter to the W.H.O., 239 scientists in 32 countries have outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can infect people, and are calling for the agency to revise its recommendations. The researchers plan to publish their letter in a scientific journal next week."… Continue reading “Coronavirus Is Airborne”, an arid claim for now…

A Change in Lifestyle, COVID-19 (Pt. IV)

BY: CLAIRE KIM Week 13: Wow, I can't believe it's already summer. The last few months felt like a whirlwind ever since the surge of the coronavirus, and honestly, at times, I wished time would just slow down. As much as I hated online school, there was something so special about coming together on a… Continue reading A Change in Lifestyle, COVID-19 (Pt. IV)

Corona, Chaos, Crooks

BY: CLAIRE KIM Crooks, Scammers, Conmen. Wow. Amidst all the chaos of the coronavirus, such insensible individuals still remain active in our society. Taking advantage of our vulnerability, playing with the emotions and mental instability that we are struggling with, such actions are unacceptable and further perpetuate distrust and a lack of integrity. Not being… Continue reading Corona, Chaos, Crooks