Climate Change 101

Have you ever wondered what “Climate Change” really means? According to NASA, Climate change means a long-term change in the patterns typical of weather on Earth that impact the climate on the planet. Major impacts of climate change include, the melting of the polar ice caps, the increase in land being drowned by rising seaContinue reading “Climate Change 101”

How the Trump’s Administration set to dismantle the CDC; and Biden’s Assembly of the Pandemic Taskforce

With the new UK COVID-19 variant making it’s way to the United States, the reports indicate this variant is more lethal due to its higher transmission rate. This means that the virus can spread faster and easier within a population, indirectly leading to an increased mortality rate. To date, over 421,000 US citizens have diedContinue reading “How the Trump’s Administration set to dismantle the CDC; and Biden’s Assembly of the Pandemic Taskforce”

Vaccination is the gold standard, but is that the only solution?

The worldwide pandemic has spurred many new clinical trials to help treat or prevent COVID-19. Of note, two new clinical trials are underway which is showing promising results. If approved by the appropriate health agencies, these options could be part of the new standard of care. Convalescent plasma containing antibodies used from previous COVID+ patientsContinue reading “Vaccination is the gold standard, but is that the only solution?”

If I have blood type O will I be immune to COVID-19?

Scientists are trying to explain the link between different blood groups and COVID-19. Blood groups or blood types are defined by the proteins and sugar molecules that are present on the surface of red blood cells. The most well-studied blood groups are: A, B, AB, and O categories with addition of + or – forContinue reading “If I have blood type O will I be immune to COVID-19?”

Does Genetics Play a role in COVID-19?

image source here All about DNA – Curious (science.org.au) COVID-19 is a virus that has caused a worldwide pandemic and is responsible for many deaths. It is safe to say that everyone has been affected by this virus, whether they had gotten infected themselves, known a loved one who was infected, or the mere factContinue reading “Does Genetics Play a role in COVID-19?”

Should I Wear a Cloth Mask?

Cloth masks are a fairly common choice and are worn by a large number of people. These masks are usually made from cotton material, and can be store-bought or home-made. Homemade masks have the benefit of adding more layers to increase the efficiency of the mask. This has the added benefit of having multiple designsContinue reading “Should I Wear a Cloth Mask?”

Joe Biden’s Medical History: Is President Elect Biden at a higher risk of developing Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) like his son Beau Biden?

Often, when hearing the word “Cancer,” many people freeze in fear of the dissolution. The various forms of this disease have been studied extensively, yet there is no cure for cancer after decades of research. A form of brain cancer, known as Glioblastoma Multiforme, in other words GBM, hits harder to home in the UnitedContinue reading “Joe Biden’s Medical History: Is President Elect Biden at a higher risk of developing Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) like his son Beau Biden?”

Can I donate my plasma to help treat Covid?

A recent article on COVID-19 plasma therapy that is being practiced in India can be found here Currently, trials are ongoing in Canada, such as the initiative by the Canadian Blood Services This is an experimental therapy, where people who have contracted COVID-19, and have developed antibodies to the virus, and are symptom free forContinue reading “Can I donate my plasma to help treat Covid?”

Mom, what is COVID-19?

A young boy, by the name of John, was once able to go to the park to play. His favorite part was building sandcastles, a fortress, and even making a sandstorm. He would play hours on end in the sandpit, until his mother would say: “John, it’s time to go back home.” That was theContinue reading “Mom, what is COVID-19?”