Articles by Angela Chen

COVID-19’s Shadow on Cancer Screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the priority of medical care around the globe. In April 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommended postponing medical services such as routine care and preventive screening in order to triage resources and reduce risk of transmission [6]. The enforcement of public health guidelines, compounded with the fear of…

Long Road to Recovery

After the rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, life has returned to a semblance of normalcy. For COVID long-haulers, however, their lives have veered away from their original tracks. While some people have recovered from the illness within weeks, long-haulers are still grappling with the harsh reality of “chronic COVID-19,” even months after the symptom onset….

The Metaphorical Virus

Metaphor is a strong tool in discourse. Linking seemingly unrelated concepts, it weaves a net of knowledge that facilitates understanding and sparks up insights at its nodes. However, in a context that requires objectivity, the net can lead us astray. It distracts us from the simplest facts and fogs our perception and judgments. As early…

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