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The COVID-19 Diaries, Part Five: #Thisisourshot

Contrary to the previous claim, this is yet another and final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second, third, and fourth installments. My phone pinged. I looked over to see what the alert was about. Reading the message, my heart skipped a beat, “your invitation

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COVID-19 Vaccine Offers Hope For 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine, a small stab in the arm and a giant step forward for mankind. This is a triumph. Most vaccines have taken decades to develop, but this vaccine has moved from conception to large-scale implementation within a year. The specific viral RNA sequence required to design the vaccine wasn’t known until January 2020

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COVID-19 Diaries: Dimple Shah’s Survival Story

This year’s holiday season was different for Dimple Shah and her family. What used to be a social thanksgiving dinner with over 40 family and friends, was a quiet and a low-key affair with the family of four spending quality time together. But the gratitude is still multifold like never before. With more than 62

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Ask an educator: What will my child’s schooling look like this year?

As we hit month five of a global pandemic that has changed our lives and created new societal norms like mask-wearing and social distancing, many of us are looking towards the start of the new school year with anticipation, fear, confusion and hope. In July, the Governor released the Michigan Safe Schools Roadmap, which sets the

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As restaurants re-open, keep these safety tips in mind

As we begin to move toward opening up restaurants and continue to use carry out services per state regulations, many of us are concerned about keeping ourselves safe while wanting to eat our favorite foods and support local businesses during this health crisis. Restaurants already take measures to reduce the risk of foodborne illness, though

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For Americans stuck in India, it’s a difficult road home

In February, Usha Shivakumar traveled to Chennai, India for a week-long trip to make a sale on property she owned. Shivakumar, a 56-year-old resident of the Chicago suburbs, arrived in India on February 2, intending to return to the United States on February 9. But in the course of her visit, she caught pneumonia and

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