Immigrant Detention Facilities and COVID-19

Written by Kira Nagoshi and Akila Muthukumar Introduction Former U.S. President Donald Trump’s hostile immigration rhetoric and harsh family separation policies met a wave of public outrage in 2016-2018 as human rights violations at the U.S.-Mexico border came to light. However, this temporary spike in widespread media coverage of detention centers has dissipated in the last few years despite persistent abuse and mistreatment. Although other … Continue reading Immigrant Detention Facilities and COVID-19

The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and what that Means for Science Today

Written by Blair Hoeting Research is an integral part of science. It is how we learn more about the world around us and what will get us through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, over the course of history, and as recent as less than 50 years ago, some research studies have committed horrible atrocities against its victims. This includes atrocities committed against minorities and low-income populations. … Continue reading The Dark Past of Clinical Trials and what that Means for Science Today

COVID-19 and Mental Health: From Students to Society

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

Telemedicine for the Underserved Communities: How Can Doctors Do Better?

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?

The Newest Misinformation Outbreak: Fetal Cell Tissue and the Covid-19 Vaccine

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

The Trials and Triumphs of Global COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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

Protesting is Public Health: The Solution to Solving America’s Current Pandemic

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

COVID-19 and the Prison Industrial Complex

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