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A Crucial Call for Change from the Coronavirus: Revamping the American Healthcare System to Address the Gaping Holes Exposed by COVID-19

In her five-minute video-log, Dr. Ashley Bray, a general medicine resident, records her average day in a New York City hospital overburdened by new patients who have contracted COVID-19, a virus which has infected nearly 109 million people globally and has been responsible for the death of over 485,000 people in the United States alone…

Sweden’s Herd Immunity: Success or Failure?

As SARS-CoV-2 swept across the world in 2020, it left a wave of national lockdowns in its wake. Different countries enforced these lockdowns in different ways. Australia made good use of its status as an island, barring travel into the country except in strict instances followed by a fourteen-day quarantine. Towns in Italy and Spain…

COVID-19: What Went Wrong?

Many things have happened since the discovery of the SARS-Cov-2 and the appearance of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China. As of 24:00 on Feb 20, there are 75,465 identified cases of COVID-19 nationally, 62,662 of which are in Hubei province. Wuhan with more than 9 million residents is completely shut down. Panic and…

Expanding Public Transit in St. Louis

Tucked away in the center of a country renowned for its capacity to thrive and develop, lies a metropolitan region vastly recognized for its inability to do just that. A calamity has befallen the residents of North Saint Louis, where more than one in four individuals live under the poverty line. In fact, the economic…

The Painkiller Pendulum

Every day, Amy returns home from work with severe aches. The pain in her back and legs is hardly bearable. She has finished an eight-hour shift and has taken the gradually increasing pain for as long as she can manage. Fighting back tears, she enters her home, goes to her bedroom, opens a small bottle…

Combating the Obesity Epidemic

Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The obesity epidemic has come to the forefront of America’s health agenda in the past years, and even the First Lady has taken on the issue since entering the White House…

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