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Everything You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Test

Countries around the world have adopted COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to complement the standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and other public health measures. However, Australia is only just introducing this second level of testing for personal, at-home use. Australian … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Test

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COVID-19 Vaccine: The Necessary Immunity Against the Pandemic!

The world’s most extensive immunization programme is now underway across the world- the COVID-19 vaccine! Reports state that almost 5.95 billion doses are successful across 184 countries. The most recent count stands at around 33.1 million doses per day. Vaccination … Continue reading COVID-19 Vaccine: The Necessary Immunity Against the Pandemic!

Structural Barriers Limiting Access to Healthcare and Deterring Patients

Many factors affect an individual’s access to healthcare; urban planning methods determine the location of hospitals, and cultural factors can deter an individual from allopathic medicine. Structural barriers within the healthcare system can disrupt patient access to care too. If a … Continue reading Structural Barriers Limiting Access to Healthcare and Deterring Patients

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The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

Introduction This past year has felt debilitating for most. As Professor Richard Friedman said: “The monotony of lockdown life has starved us of spontaneity and serendipity, which enhance learning and memory”, and: “If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the … Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

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Discrimination Against East Asians in the UK Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only brought human and economic losses to the world but, also an increase in several forms of discrimination against many ethnic groups. Ethnicities from the East Asian and South-East Asian (ESEA) community were those among … Continue reading Discrimination Against East Asians in the UK Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic