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11/1 News Flash 6: Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Health Insurance for People with COVID

11/1 News Flash 6: Upcoming Supreme Court Ruling Could Jeopardize Health Insurance for People with COVID

Graphic by Tai Michaels. As the pandemic continues to worsen in many areas, there are worrying signs that the Affordable Care Act, the central law of nationalized healthcare, may be at risk. A case soon to come before the supreme

11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

11/1 News Flash 5: Why Does COVID-19 Affect Us Differently? The Answer May Lie In Our Genes

Graphic by Tai Michaels. The debate between the importance of personalized medicine compared to general medicine is a growing one. As gene sequencing becomes increasingly cheap and easy, doctors are turning to possibly creating personalized medical plans based on each

11/1 News Flash 4: COVID-19 Accelerates Decarceration and Criminal Justice Reform

11/1 News Flash 4: COVID-19 Accelerates Decarceration and Criminal Justice Reform

Graphic by Ishani Singh. The push for decarceration has become increasingly urgent over the past months as calls for an overhaul of the criminal justice system intersect with worrying statistics about the rapid spread of COVID-19 in jails and prisons.

11/1 News Flash 3: Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Consumption May be Key in Managing Serious COVID-19 Complications

11/1 News Flash 3: Daily Low-Dose Aspirin Consumption May be Key in Managing Serious COVID-19 Complications

Graphic by Ishani Singh. According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, daily use of low-dose aspirin has shown to significantly reduce the risk of complications and mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. 

11/1 News Flash 2: The relationship between the coronavirus and Parkinson’s disease

11/1 News Flash 2: The relationship between the coronavirus and Parkinson’s disease

Three individuals aged 35, 45, and 58 years recently developed Parkinson symptoms following COVID-19 infection, indicating that COVID-19 might increase risk of Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is characterized by the depletion of brain neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine, leading

11/1 News Flash 1: Characteristics Associated With Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes in an Academic Health Care System

11/1 News Flash 1: Characteristics Associated With Racial/Ethnic Disparities in COVID-19 Outcomes in an Academic Health Care System

Graphic by Annie Lin. By now, COVID-19’s racial disparities have become clear, as Black and Latinx people are overrepresented in COVID-19 cases and deaths. However, the underlying causes of these disparities remain unknown. To better explain the racial differences of

10/25 News Flash 11: Patients who had more severe COVID-19 may be the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy

10/25 News Flash 11: Patients who had more severe COVID-19 may be the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that age, sex, and severity of disease can predict antibody levels and quality in COVID-19 survivors. Survivors can help current COVID-19 patients by donating plasma, which is the part of the blood that contains

10/25 News Flash 10: Vote

10/25 News Flash 10: Vote

Graphic by Tai Michaels. Vote. It’s a word, an imperative and a plea that we have heard a lot lately. Everyday we are reminded of its necessity. But in a year like this, how do we make voting safe? Whether

10/25 News Flash 9: Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study

10/25 News Flash 9: Genomic evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: a case study

Although community immunity may seem like the only solution to the pandemic, a case study published in The Lancet suggests that this way out is not as straightforward as it seems. A team from Nevada showed that an otherwise healthy

10/25 News Flash 8: The Greener Side of COVID-19: Climate Researchers Report Significant Drop in Global Emissions

10/25 News Flash 8: The Greener Side of COVID-19: Climate Researchers Report Significant Drop in Global Emissions

Graphic by Ishani Singh. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant changes in the way humans live. Across the globe, nations responded to the virus outbreak by closing borders, locking down cities, and limiting non-essential activities and spaces. While vaccine