The Doctor with a Gavel: Keeping the Gates to the Constitutional Right to Health in Brazil

BY MURILO DORION João da Silva is a 61-year-old Brazilian man with a severe hernia that causes constant pain and nausea. He was diagnosed in March but, because of the pandemic, the local government relocated his doctor to a field hospital, pushed non-emergent surgeries, and left João waiting for his urgent procedure at least up … Continue reading The Doctor with a Gavel: Keeping the Gates to the Constitutional Right to Health in Brazil

COVID-19 and Mental Health: Sleep, Anxiety, and Suicide

BY MIKA YOKOTA Introduction  The Spring Festival on January 25, 2020 has become an unexpected and unforgettable memory for the people of China. On December 31, 2019, Wuhan Municipal Health Commission authorities reported multiple pneumonia cases of unknown etiology in Wuhan, Hubei Province. A series of events that followed disallowed the country to celebrate the … Continue reading COVID-19 and Mental Health: Sleep, Anxiety, and Suicide

On Average, What People Think About Covid-19 Responses, and the New Vaccine

BY RYAN BOSE-ROY With 317,800 Covid-19 deaths in the United States and 1.7 million deaths worldwide, the recent emergence of suitable Covid-19 vaccine candidates is a refreshing sight. However, vaccine availability is just a stepping-stone to the end goal; public opinion of the pandemic response and trust in the vaccine are crucial for adequate coverage … Continue reading On Average, What People Think About Covid-19 Responses, and the New Vaccine

A COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Been Done and What’s to Come

BY MAIYA HOSSAIN The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has completely taken the world aback, forcing individuals to alter their usual ways of life. From abruptly transitioning to Zoom classes in March to requiring masks in virtually all public spaces, COVID-19 has affected all facets of society, which has paved the way for what some dub the … Continue reading A COVID-19 Vaccine: What’s Been Done and What’s to Come

Uighur Cultural and Ethnic Genocide in 2021: Understanding Humanitarian Crises Through the Lens of a Continuing Pandemic

BY SHERRY CHEN What happens when a humanitarian crisis overlaps with a global pandemic?  Uighurs living in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR) are met face-to-face with this issue on a daily basis. The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) was an American counterterrorism effort, initiated by President George W. Bush in response to the September … Continue reading Uighur Cultural and Ethnic Genocide in 2021: Understanding Humanitarian Crises Through the Lens of a Continuing Pandemic