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 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!
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
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
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