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27 10, 2020

The Mental Health Toll of COVID-19

By |2021-02-16T17:20:17-05:00October 27th, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

The physical health impacts of COVID-19 have been well highlighted in the media. However, less discussed are the consequences that the stress of a pandemic in general – and quarantine measures in particular – have on mental health. Research from Australia shines a light on how the current pandemic has affected mental health, specifically the conditions of social isolation and loneliness.

27 10, 2020

Out of sight, out of mind: COVID-19 and Cardiac Arrest

By |2021-02-16T17:23:05-05:00October 27th, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

COVID-19 is known as an illness of the respiratory system, but the cardiovascular system has emerged as a critical player in the disease. Pre-existing cardiovascular conditions are linked with higher rates of mortality, and the virus can damage the cardiovascular system, causing potentially long-term injury.

21 09, 2020

Pandemic danger to the deep: the risk of marine mammals contracting SARS-CoV-2 from wastewater

By |2021-02-12T00:15:46-05:00September 21st, 2020|Public Health|0 Comments

The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that spreads between humans, primarily through respiratory droplets. However, recent studies demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2 is excreted in feces and can survive in water for up to 25 days, raising the possibility that wastewater provides a separate mode of spread for this coronavirus.

4 08, 2020

Pregnancy and COVID-19

By |2021-02-16T17:28:19-05:00August 4th, 2020|Public Health|1 Comment

These times can be especially alarming for many pregnant and new parents because there does not seem to be enough research, let alone digestible information to communicate what to expect. For this reason, I sought to understand what the data says about COVID-19 exposure and transmission in pregnancy and newborns.

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