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
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!
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
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
A 54-year-old woman was diagnosed with COVID positive and recovered in a week. Due to mild symptoms, the lady was referred to home quarantine and not hospitalized. However, even after she recovered and detected negative, families residing in the building … Continue reading The Impact of COVID-19 Stigma on Culture and Society
COVID-19 myth can be dangerous, extremely so, because of the sensitivity of the current global pandemic situation. Rather than blindly believe in any message you were forwarded through WhatsApp, Hangout or FB messenger, I highly recommend you to fact check through … Continue reading COVID-19 Myth busting with WHO Coronavirus Facts in 2021
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