Moderna Vaccine – (Rush University COVID Journal)

With the rise in COVID-19 cases this winter during this global pandemic, Pfizer (a pharmaceutical company based in New York) and BioNTech (a biotechnology company based in Germany) provided hopeful news that their vaccine was over 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 on November 9. One week later on November 16, Moderna (a biotechnology company based […]

Risk of Getting COVID-19 on a Plane – (Rush University COVID-19 Journal)

9.5 million people traveled on airplanes in the United States during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday. Given that the SARS_CoV-2 is an airborne virus, what is the risk of contracting COVID-19 on a plane? How is the air on planes filtered? 50% of plane air is fresh from outside the cabin (assumed to be sterile). The […]

The Moderna Vaccine – (Rush University COVID-19 Journal)

With the rise in COVID-19 cases this winter during this global pandemic, Pfizer (a pharmaceutical company based in New York) and BioNTech (a biotechnology company based in Germany) provided hopeful news that their vaccine was over 90% effective at preventing COVID-19 on November 9. One week later on November 16, Moderna (a biotechnology company based […]

The Pfizer Vaccine – (Rush University COVID-19 Journal)

Hundreds of companies have been racing to create a vaccine that is able to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, ultimately ending this global pandemic. On November 9th, Pfizer (an NYC-based pharmaceutical company) and BioNTech (a German biotechnology company) announced that their vaccine candidate was over 90%  effective at preventing COVID-19, following results from phase III […]

5 ways to destress while in medical school

Medical students across the country have to navigate the ups, downs and long hours of the rewarding but high-demand nature of training to become a physician. In some cases, a rigorous school schedule and other demands can sometimes take a toll on medical students’ mental health. The Association of American Medical Colleges and the Accreditation […]