Daily Archives: November 20, 2020

Breaking Down the Language Barrier

Going to the hospital is almost always a stressful process—navigating through the labyrinthine hallways, filling out infinite nit-picky forms, processing the medical jargon from test results. And for many Americans, this is all done in their native language—English. But for many others, English is not their most comfortable language. It’s bulky, unfamiliar, haphazard. None of…

The State of Abortion Clinics During the Pandemic

Coronavirus has affected the regular functioning of most systems in the United States, including healthcare. Especially in Missouri, accessing healthcare that is not considered essential has been extremely difficult. The debate around abortion access, a time-sensitive and sometimes life-saving treatment, was accentuated during the pandemic.Some states, such as Mississippi and Alabama, have closed down abortion…

To School or Not to School

Should we send children back to school during a pandemic? A year ago, attending school would have been mandatory. Now it’s up to the parents. How have parents made this difficult decision, and what is the CDC’s advice? On their website, there is a “School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers and Guardians.” [1] The purpose…

The Future Course of Pandemics

Will we ever learn from our past? Once news broke of COVID-19 and of it being classified as a pandemic, analysts have been reaching back, comparing previous coronavirus pandemics and the lessons that should have come with them. In our current standpoint, the outcome of how this pandemic will play out still remains unclear. Scientists…

A Double Whammy: Flu & Coronavirus

Many countries across the globe are beginning to experience a second wave of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19. The horrific prospect of two epidemics, the flu and coronavirus, occurring at the same time is now an all too real possibility. Canadian Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam stated that “unless protective measures are strengthened…

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