Covid, Ebola, and Typhoid,  Oh My!: A Tale of Global Pandemics

Covid, Ebola, and Typhoid, Oh My!: A Tale of Global Pandemics

This article is part 1 of a mini-series focusing on the progression of global pandemics. This instalment explores the history of past pandemics and how they relate to the current COVID-19 situation. While it may seem that our current Covid self-quarantine has brought...
The Effects of Cabin Fever

The Effects of Cabin Fever

Staying at home for extended periods of time, also known as “cabin fever”, can feel like entrapment. Especially true for those accustomed to a hyper-connected lifestyle, quarantining can be detrimental to one’s well-being. Not being able to attend a dance...
FDA Authorizes First At-Home Covid Testing Kits

FDA Authorizes First At-Home Covid Testing Kits

Yesterday (4/21) the FDA announced EUA for at-home Covid testing kits from LabCorp. These nasal swab tests were previously authorized in mid-March by the FDA, however only for medical professionals to use. Stephen Hahn, FDA Commissioner, released in a statement that...
“Must Wear Masks”: Covid and the Spanish Flu

“Must Wear Masks”: Covid and the Spanish Flu

Before Covid, wearing a mask in a supermarket in the United States or in Britain might have earned uneasy glances from fellow shoppers. Are you sick, or is there something you’re trying to hide? Now, that is all changing. With the America’s CDC now recommending...