Daily Archives: January 10, 2021

What Will Healthcare Look Like Under Biden’s Presidency?

Healthcare was one of the most important topics in this year’s presidential election. Within healthcare, each candidate’s COVID-19 plans also became a hot topic during their debates. Now that Biden has become the president-elect, many are wondering what Biden’s healthcare plans will look like. Although Trump “has significantly ramped up [COVID] testing since the spring,…

How Can We Promote Preventative Care to The Underserved?

With cancer as the second leading cause of death, bureaucratic and financial support for preventative care is needed now, more than ever. Indeed, an estimated 42% of cancers are preventable; however, underserved communities are characterized by “inadequate access to, or reduced utilization of, high quality cancer prevention, screening and early detection, treatment, and/or rehabilitation services”…

Politicization and Polarization of COVID-19

“You stay completely apolitical and non-ideological. I’m a scientist and I’m a physician. And that’s it.”  Anthony Fauci, the scientist-turned-public health activist who has run the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for the past 36 years, shared his wisdom on how to function in a highly politicized and polarized nation. Fauci has worked…

Breathing Through a Pandemic

As most people have probably experienced by now, testing for COVID-19 can be uncomfortable, expensive, time-consuming or a combination of all three. The current standard for testing involves a nasal swab to collect a sample from the back of the nose and throat, which is then analyzed for SARS-CoV-2 RNA by a reverse transcriptase polymerase…

Letter to the Reader: Fall 2020

Dear Reader, In an era defined by a global pandemic, political turmoil, and social justice movements, it’s undeniably clear that our actions and words have historical implications. As students and members of the WashU community, we receive a constant stream of information about the world at unimaginable speeds.  In an ever-changing world, we hope this…

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