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    The COVID-19 Delta Variant: Setting New Records of Infections, Deaths, and Lawsuits

    September 27, 2021By Massiel Andino

     The first global appearance of COVID-19 occurred in early 2020. Since then, many variants have developed, but the most deadly variant to hit the globe has been the Delta variant. The Delta variant was first detected in India last October, where it spread like wildfire creating a COVID-19 surge that set records for new infections […]

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    COVAX: Addressing the Real-World Prisoner’s Dilemma

    August 23, 2021By Michael Mejia

    On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) first declared SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic. More than sixteen months later, humanity has much to be proud of, yet there is much more to be desired. Humanity has been subjected to an unprecedented social experiment and the results are as beautiful as they are frightening. […]

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    Tug of War in the Courts: How Should the PREP Act Be Interpreted?

    June 11, 2021By Michael Mejia

    Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines are not the only things capable of granting immunity within the context of the on-going pandemic. Relatively unknown prior to the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic, the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (“PREP Act”) grants “sweeping” immunity that completely protects manufacturers, distributors, and other “covered persons” against claims […]

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    Immunize or Incentivize: Evaluating Compulsory Vaccines on College Campuses

    June 11, 2021By Jacqueline Levine

    Though it is hard to believe, over a year has passed since COVID-19 completely turned society upside down. In the early days of the pandemic, job loss, product shortages, and work from home quickly became the new normal. As the pandemic progressed, debates about whether masks really work became highly politicized, and disagreements often caused […]

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Passports and Travel Industry

    June 2, 2021By Daniela Fletes

    A year has passed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the effect it has had on the travel industry is enormous. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, international arrivals in 2020 decreased 73% and resulted in a loss of $1.3 trillion in export revenue. Leisure travel in 2020 was down 63% compared to […]

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    COVID-19 VACCINATIONS: How Lies and Conspiracies Have Created a Marketplace

    April 1, 2021By Orlando Bourzac

    From December 14, 2020 until January 13, 2021 about 13.7 million vaccinations took place in the United States to combat the deadly COVID-19 disease. Among these 13.7 million were first responders, nurses, doctors, critically ill, immunodeficient patients, and many more. After a person receives their first vaccination, they are given a card provided by the […]

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