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.
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.
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.
New compound has big implications for clean energy Researchers at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland discovered a new type of chemical compound that has the potential to make ceramic fuel cells a practical clean energy solution. Ceramic fuel cells have long been suggested as an alternative to fossil fuels but have not been widely implemented because of their high operating temperature, which results in a short life span. These fuel cells are a promising avenue for emissions reduction as they emit very low amounts of emissions and can convert chemical energy into electrical energy with high efficiency.
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.
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.