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US plunges deep into COVID-19 crisis

The United States began dispensing its first COVID-19 vaccines today as the death toll from the pandemic passed 300,000. Health workers were first in line to receive the Pfizer vaccine, which Donald Trump hailed last week as a “medical miracle” after most experts had expressed scepticism at the President’s prediction that the shot, produced under… Read More »

The crisis of rotation availability during a pandemic: a medical student’s ethical conundrum

With COVID-19 still consistently creating setbacks in the health care community, we see yet another issue for medical students because of this pandemic. In prior years, the traditional medical student would be expected to be part of a team assisting medical professionals in the field, developing relationships with future mentors, and gaining the experience necessary… Read More »

The cacophony of the COVID-19 crisis

ICE is requesting bids for 45,000 N95 masks Why is ICE soliciting for masks when our frontline health care workers need them? There is no social distancing during detention and deportation, and what ICE is doing puts the public at risk. We should immediately suspend detention and deportation for the time being! Health care workers… Read More »

StarLeaf supports business continuity during coronavirus crisis including launch of free-to-use collaboration services

London, March 12 2020, StarLeaf, the global provider of meeting room solutions and video conferencing services for enterprises, today announced measures for supporting customers and new users to maintain business continuity and to enable remote working for all employees during the coronavirus crisis. The plans involve a number of new product and service offerings including… Read More »

Experts Fear Flame Retardants Are Triggering a Health Crisis

As discussed in this short video by Green Science Policy Institute, flame retardants are one of the six classes or families of chemicals that are found in consumer products and negatively affect health. The classes of concern include highly fluorinated products, antimicrobials, bisphenols and phthalates, some solvents, specific metals and flame retardants. One simple and… Read More »