Written by Brooke Allnutt We all know COVID-19 has had a profound impact on important aspects of our lives, especially our health. Not only have many lives been lost, but deferred treatment due to concerns about the virus has worsened pre-existing health conditions. In addition, COVID-19 has brought to light many problems in our country, one of which is a mental health crisis, exacerbated by … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society
Written by Hiranya Atreyapurapu From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recent surge in telehealth claims to private insurers — a near 4347% increase — is ensuring that telehealth is slowly becoming more and more mainstream. Telemedicine has the potential to bridge the gap between socioeconomic divide and create more culturally sensitive attitudes towards healthcare for minorities and rural populations. In terms of rural … Continue reading Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?
Written by Jay Bhati COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of our everyday lives. Sports are a huge aspect of life that the coronavirus has taken away from people. Usually during hard times, sports offer a refuge by taking our minds off reality. Sports are a way for us to escape and dive into a world that matters only for the duration of the competition. … Continue reading COVID-19 and Sports
Written by Cecilia Rogers The approval of a COVID-19 vaccine brought on a global sigh of relief and some much-needed hope for the return to normalcy. However, this cause for celebration also raises a new challenge: how to distribute the vaccine. Different countries have adopted various methods to administer the vaccine to their citizens, and recent updates on vaccine distribution reveal some of the successes … Continue reading The Trials and Triumphs of Global COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
We interview epidemiologist Dr. Yulin Hswen at UCSF to better understand where our vaccines are falling short, and why. Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine’s Efficacy-Distribution Tradeoff
Written by Julia Bulova Controlling the spread of scientific misinformation has been a struggle since the beginning of the pandemic, and this threat to public health has not stopped with the advent of two extremely successful vaccines. In fact, with this new development comes a torrent of damaging information. Among widely disseminated false claims of vaccine-related deaths and extreme allergic reactions, the newest propaganda involves … Continue reading The Newest Misinformation Outbreak: Fetal Cell Tissue and the Covid-19 Vaccine
Written By: Sadhana Matheswaran Call: I say “Black Lives”, You say “Matter” Response: Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. Say Her Name. Breonna Taylor. Show me what America Looks Like? This is What America Looks Like. No Justice. No Peace. These chants began to fill the streets in early June as thousands of individuals around the country protested in support of the Black Lives Matter … Continue reading Protesting is Public Health: The Solution to Solving America’s Current Pandemic
Written by Rohan Ravirala Nine months after COVID-19 first arrived in the United States in February 2020, the government has yet to admit its failures when handling a national health crisis. As the virus continues to sweep through states and disproportionately impact marginalized communities, both Congress and the Trump administration are reluctant to enact meaningful legislation that adequately protects unemployed Americans and undocumented immigrants. While … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Prison Industrial Complex
Necessity is the mother of invention, we often hear. While it is true that telemedicine has been around for decades, the pandemic has seemingly reinvented the breadth of this developing tool. Historically, telemedicine practices have only been implemented in remote areas, where the logistics of routine doctor’s visits are too complex or the sheer number of qualified healthcare providers is insufficient. As the U.S. was … Continue reading Could the Pandemic Spark a Telemedicine Revolution?
Written by Nikky Soni While the highest attainable standard of health is a fundamental right of every human being, the adverse effects of correctional facilities on incarcerated individuals’ physical and mental health is often ignored. The American mass incarceration system remains a politically neglected reality, rooted in slavery, that systemically reinforces race and class-based structural inequalities. Where carceral systems already exacerbate health inequity, Covid-19 has … Continue reading The Right to Health Must Guide Covid-19 Criminal Justice Response and Reform