COVID-19

A collection of 16 posts
The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality
Harvard

The Effect of Covid-19 on Economic Inequality

A demonstrator calls attention to income inequality during the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York several years ago. Photo: Mat McDermott (CC-BY)Today, the magnitude of the economic inequality present in the
Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign
Harvard

Vaccine Nationalism and Inequities in the Global Vaccination Campaign

Officials of Jalandhar Civil Hospital hand over the vaccine to the staff of community health centres. (Credit: Sarabjit Singh/Tribune India). Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.As of May 1, 2021, India
Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination
Berkeley

Africa and Its Struggle in the Quest for Vaccination

Since the introduction of COVID-19 in late December of 2019, COVID’s rampant spread has locked down families, communities and global economies. With a host of problems ranging from vaccine procurement to administration, Africa’s vaccination effort is in dire need of assistance.
6 min read
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
Harvard

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our macro-level societal functions and our micro-level personal lives cannot be understated. The pandemic has brought serious — and perhaps lasting — changes to how many of us
Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia
Harvard

Pregnancy during a Pandemic: Covid-19’s Pronounced Effect on Women’s Health in Southeast Asia

Over the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over half a million lives in the United States alone. While resources such as personal protective equipment and vaccines are a step in the
3 min read
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine
Harvard

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: What Covid-19 Tells Us About the History of Racialized Medicine

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports as of March 15, 2021, race and ethnicity is known for about 53% of individuals who have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine
4 min read
The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy
Harvard

The World Needs a Vacation: How Covid-19 Created a Crisis in the Global Tourism Economy

In Seychelles, a group of islands off the coast of East Africa that serves as home to just under 100,000 people, tourism comprises around 60% of the country’s 1.7 billion
3 min read
Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption
Harvard

Unmasking the Impact of Covid-19 on Single-Use Plastic Consumption

Plastic usage has been on the rise with annual production now towering over 368 million metric tonnes, and single-use plastic (SUPs) production makes up approximately half of this huge figure (1). Despite a
Preventing the next pandemic
Cambridge

Preventing the next pandemic

With a glance at the epidemiological data reflecting recent trends in the incidence and distribution of disease, the COVID-19 pandemic was distressingly easy to predict.
3 min read
Mass Transit after COVID-19
NUS

Mass Transit after COVID-19

Importance of transit systems Mass transit services serve millions of people by bus, train, and rail for work, education, and business purposes, among others. Throughout history, a reliable and accessible means of public
4 min read
A Perspective of COVID from University Students
Kellogg

A Perspective of COVID from University Students

In this podcast, we discuss COVID's ongoing evolution and implications from the perspective of university students. Along with a discussion between three members of Northwestern's Global Research and Consulting Organization concerning COVID, we
1 min read
Effective Practices for Nonprofits Considering a Split from Physical Office Space
Columbia

Effective Practices for Nonprofits Considering a Split from Physical Office Space

By now, it’s evident that COVID-19 has upset regular practices of work, forcing whole organizations to work from home. Yet before COVID-19, physical workspaces were often seen as a liability for nonprofit
Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface
Technology

Telemedicine: From Face-to-Face to Interface

The re-energized advent of telemedicine has opened doors to additional opportunities that will not only reduce exposure to COVID-19 and mitigate strains on hospital systems, but also expand access to healthcare and improve overall health outcomes for years to come.
3 min read
The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19
Global Health

The Forgotten Pandemic: The Rise of STDs during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the world, radically changing the nature of healthcare and treatment, disrupting daily life, and causing widespread illness and panic. As the world’s focus has shifted to this
3 min read
Understanding the Disconnect between the Stock 
Market and the COVID-19 Economy
Business

Understanding the Disconnect between the Stock Market and the COVID-19 Economy

The S&P 500 has reached multiple record highs this year, despite the nation’s worst unemployment rate since the great depression. For many Americans, this obvious disconnect between the stock market and the economic health of America is confusing and hints at stark inequalities in society.
4 min read
An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis
COVID-19

An Epidemic Inside of a Pandemic: How COVID-19 has impacted the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

Nearly three-quarters of a million people have died due to the opioid epidemic from 1999 to 2018 (1). This crisis has affected individuals throughout the entire economic and geographic spectrum in the United
3 min read