Policy

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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