Tag Archives: Medical

Kent Covid strain could be twice as deadly – worrying update from British Medical Journal

The strain contains the 484K mutation on the spike protein, which has been shown to provide a degree of resistance to vaccines. The variant includes another mutations in the spike protein called N501Y. According to PHE, these changes have resulted in the virus becoming about 50 percent more infectious and spreading more easily between people.… Read More »

Addressing Health Equity Must Include Digital Equity Beyond Access To Medical Services and Insurance

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes patients’ control of personal health information. ONC rules issues in March 2020 called for more patient-facing health tools and apps to bolster health consumer engagement and empowerment. But the emergence of the coronavirus in the U.S. revealed many weakness in the American health care system, one of which has… 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 »