COVID-19: One Year Later, A Brief Reflection

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic over a year ago on March 11, 2020 [5]. On the same day, Washington University in St. Louis also announced their Spring Break extension until March 23, 2020, when online instructions would then start [4]. What was initially thought to be over in two weeks has now…

India’s Fast-Track Plan to National Vaccination

India, home to the second worst COVID-19 breakout in the world with over eleven million confirmed cases, has officially launched a response program [1]. On Jan. 21, 2021, India launched what Prime Minister Modi has called the world’s biggest vaccine rollout. The distribution program started with Phase 1, which entailed vaccinating the four cores of…

Cartilage Circuits Make a Spark

Traditional osteoarthritis (OA) treatment depends on the patient’s ailment and what information they report. Usually, it begins with seeing an orthopedic surgeon to address pain, where they run tests and do scans that can detect the level of OA present in the cartilage. Common problems include cartilage degradation and bone formation, but sometimes these do…

Europe’s Bungled Vaccine Roll Out

As the US, the UK, and Israel have vaccinated at least 30% of their population against COVID-19 and continue to do so, the European Union is struggling and lagging behind [2]. France and Germany have only vaccinated about 10% of their population, and other European Union countries like Spain and Portugal have around 15% of…

The Scientists Behind the Vaccine

When Pfizer launched its COVID-19 vaccine, news started appearing about BioNTech, the company Pfizer worked with for the development of the vaccine. Unlike Pfizer, BioNTech was not a part of Big Pharma, did not have an international presence and wasn’t behind any medication that was as widespread as the COVID-19 vaccine. The company was owned…

Old Paper by ThunderThemes.net