Jan 13, 2021

Can the Measles Vaccine Protect Against COVID-19?

A recently-published study theorizes that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine may help protect people from COVID-19. After analyzing their data, researchers came to the conclusion that people with higher levels of mumps antibodies tended to experience less severe cases of the coronavirus. Published in mBio, an open access journal published by the American [...]

Jan 6, 2021

Nurse Who Mocked COVID-19 on Tik-Tok Must Stop Practicing – For Now

In a very unfortunate case of going viral, an oncology nurse who posted a now-deleted TikTok video is no longer employed at the hospital where she worked. In November, after making a video where she bragged about not wearing a mask outside of work, disregarding COVID-19 protocol, traveling, and having playdates for her kids, nurse [...]

Nov 19, 2020

The Coronavirus Provider Protection Act Is a Miscarriage of Justice

COVID-19 has presented a widespread issue in the medical community. Doctors and medical personnel have put themselves at risk on a daily basis while treating patients for coronavirus. Of this there is no doubt. In a misguided effort couched as “protecting” doctors and medical personnel, legislators have introduced HR 7059, known as the Coronavirus Provider [...]

Sep 18, 2020

Vaping in Young People Substantially Increases Their Risk of Getting COVID-19, Study Says

According to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, vaping among teenagers and young adults significantly increases their risk of testing positive for COVID-19. The research revealed that among the young people who were tested for the coronavirus, the ones who engaged in vaping were between five to seven times [...]

Aug 27, 2020

Proposed Liability Shields Could Pose Harm to the Public

The public has already had enough to deal with when it comes to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, lawmakers want to add to it by instilling liability shields for certain professions that would prevent workers from bringing lawsuits related to the Coronavirus if their employers provided unsafe working conditions. This could pose serious harm to the [...]

Jul 7, 2020

Maryland Nursing Home Fined $70,000 for Failing to Protect Patients from COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic that started in early 2020 hit the Maryland nursing home population extremely hard. In fact, the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy suffered an outbreak that resulted in 126 infections and 29 deaths among patients and staff. Now, the facility is facing $70,000 in fines from the state for failing to [...]

Jun 24, 2020

Business Interruption Insurance and Civil Authority

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting businesses nationwide including companies in and around Washington DC. While some government assistance has been approved through the Small Business Association, most business are struggling to pay their overhead bills, keep employees on staff, and provide online and essential services. Businesses, are looking for ways to stay afloat. One avenue [...]

Jun 17, 2020

Long Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Body

COVID-19 has presented health officials across the globe with challenges related to the disease, including determining how it will impact those who suffer from it in the long term. COVID-19 has presented serious complications for people of various ages, including pneumonia, organ damage, organ failure, and death. As we learn more about COVID-19 and its [...]

Jun 3, 2020

D.C. Council Sides with Insurance Companies Regarding Business Interruption Coverage

The COVID-19 pandemic has left lasting impacts on the entire country. These impacts are more than just health issues, high mortality rates, and high unemployment numbers. Businesses forced to close by executive orders from their state governor have lost out on income. These businesses, many in the restaurant industry, are taking matters into their own [...]

May 27, 2020

The Effect of COVID-19 on Washington, DC’s Nursing Homes

The COVID-19 pandemic is striking nursing homes residents especially hard for several reasons. The residents are most prone to contracting the disease because of their advanced age and because many have existing health risks including diabetes, COPD, and heart disease. In addition, the risk of contagion is increased because the residents are in close proximity [...]

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