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For many of us, social distancing — forbidding large gatherings and keeping six feet away from others — is quickly becoming the new normal. As leaders in public health suggest that this may be the best way for us all to survive the pandemic, “flattening the curve” has become a mantra that unites us all.
Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, scientists in both the public and private sectors have been testing various experimental vaccines to curtail long-term damage of the virus.
As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise across the world, public health officials are recommending social distancing as a measure to slow the spread of the virus. Because we are innately social beings, this public health practice has been challenging and has required substantial lifestyle adjustments.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of over 14,000 people worldwide, infecting a total of 330,000 people. Countries such as China, Italy, France, Spain and the U.S. have suffered the most damage to date. Yet, among heightened anxiety and social distancing measures, the pandemic has at least one beneficiary: the planet.
Seeing that we are halfway through the semester, another round of midterms has just passed, we have just “returned” from spring break, spring is sprung-ing and a certain virus that shall remain unnamed has quite literally scattered us Blue Jays across every corner of the world, I’d say that now would be a good time to stop and do some reflecting, as we like to do here at STEM Major Survival Guide.
Colorful murals ornament the halls of Dr. Bernard Harris Elementary School. A theater space complete with a stage and about 200 seats is on the first floor. On the second is a computer laboratory with rows of Mac desktops. For a Pre-K to fifth grade school, the facilities are comparatively modern and well-equipped.
As of Wednesday at 7 p.m., confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have grown from fewer than 10 in mid February to 1,276. With this rapid increase, public concern increases, and the authorities are looked to for guidance.
The Osler Medical Symposium (OMS) had to cancel one of their events this week in light of concerns over the coronavirus. Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, a celebrity physician also known as Dr. Mike, was invited to come speak on March 10 about the influence of social media on modern medicine.
One of the biggest criticisms of universal health care is its perceived inability to pass in the Senate. The idea behind this criticism is often that a more moderate plan would be able to go through, such as Medicare for All Who Want It, or even the expansion of Obamacare.
Erin Goley, an associate professor of biological chemistry at the Hopkins School of Medicine, presented a talk entitled “How to Divide a Bacterial Cell: Cytoskeletal Control of Cell Wall Metabolism” as part of the Department of Biological Chemistry’s Tuesday Seminar Series.
The latest installment of the 2020 HEMI/MICA Artist in Residence exhibition, Explorations of the Invisible Domain, debuted on Friday, March 6.
New compound has big implications for clean energy
During their undergraduate studies, pre-health students tend to take a variety of courses in science and mathematics in an attempt to fulfill the prerequisites for the graduate program of their choice. The required completion of specific courses often makes it difficult for pre-health students to explore other areas of study, such as the humanities.
Computational Medicine Night, which was held on March 3, offered students a chance to learn more about the undergraduate computational medicine minor and meet academics in the field.
Climate change and global warming affect the weather in more ways than you can think of, and changing weather affects humans in even more ways. Last week, I discussed how climate change affected health. This week, I’ll be talking about how climate change affects the climate and weather.
A month ago, I wrote this column on advice for applying to summer opportunities — namely research and internships. I told you guys to do your research on opportunities, figure out what you want and apply. Apply apply apply apply.
In recent years, the opioid crisis has become one of the United States’ most pressing public health issues. Countless news articles, heartbreaking photos and harrowing documentaries have been released to the public in order to raise awareness about this unsettling issue.
Harindra Fernando gave a talk titled “Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations in Equatorial Atmosphere and Oceans” on Feb. 28 in Hodson Hall. The talk was sponsored by the Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics as part of their weekly seminar series and hosted by Rui Ni, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Hopkins.
History helps us learn from the successes and failures of the past to direct our actions for the future.
People are always concerned about health. Climate change has many noted health effects, but this is rarely the focus of discussions of climate change.