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Unpacking Contact Tracing

By CHHS Extern Carly Yost Public health jargon, previously only known by professionals in the field, is now a part of most people’s everyday vernacular. Due to the global pandemic caused by the emergence of COVID-19, contact tracing is among those previously unknown terms that are now a part of everyone’s daily lives. Several large […]

Presidential Executive Order Attempts to End Social Media’s Liability Shield under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

By CHHS Extern Cheryl Gordon Twitter, Facebook, Google.  These social media sites have become ubiquitous in American culture. While some use them more than others, we all use these social media sites for various purposes.  We keep in touch with friends and colleagues.  We meet new friends and network.  We suggest new activities and provide […]

The Meaning of Last Week’s COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

By CHHS Extern Sharon Sidhu President Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on Friday afternoon, “unleash[ing] the full power of the federal government.” This action, under the authority of the Stafford Act, opened up access to up to $50 billion for states, territories, and localities, to use towards the shared fight […]

Latest Update on COVID-19 in Maryland

By CHHS Extern Emma Evans Eiden Just one week after announcing Maryland’s first three cases of COVID-19, Maryland has identified its first community transmission case of the virus bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 12.  A Prince George’s county resident, with no travel outside of the state, tested positive on Wednesday. During a […]

COVID-19 Reaches Maryland

By CHHS Extern Emma Evans Eiden Thursday night, Governor Larry Hogan announced three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State of Maryland.  While residents are encouraged to continue their daily routines, including work and school, the Governor declared a state of emergency to mobilize funds and activate full coordination between the Maryland Department of Health […]

Updates on the Coronavirus Outbreak

By CHHS Extern Benita David-Akoro Over the last few weeks, the novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV has received significant media attention. 2019-nCoV is a coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, but now with confirmed cases in at least twenty other countries. Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced it was declaring the 2019-nCoV outbreak a Public Health […]

Hurricane Dorian and Cybersecurity

By CHHS Extern Alexander Batton On August 28th, 2019, a tropical storm strengthened into Hurricane Dorian off the coast of St. Thomas. The storm eventually elevated to a category 5 and tore through the northern Caribbean islands with 200 mph winds and 25-foot floodwaters. Destroying much of the land in its path, Hurricane Dorian left […]

Securing a Final Four

By CHHS Extern Alec Prechtel The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament concluded Monday night, in host city Minneapolis, with a thrilling overtime victory by the University of Virginia. Lost in the bright lights and confetti of Virginia’s victory however, were the immense security measures taken by the city of Minneapolis and event partners to ensure that […]