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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Despite the rising death toll in the Democratic Republic of Congo, last week the World Health Organization (WHO) declined for the third time to declare the current Ebola outbreak as a global public-health emergency. The WHO based their decision on the finding that the risk of spread of Ebola outside the Congo was low and […]
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 […]
by CHHS Extern Jiah Park In 2013, Edward Snowden, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee and former employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, leaked information regarding the United States’ (U.S.) government’s surveillance practices, which were used on both its own citizens and foreign individuals. Through different programs, the NSA […]
By CHHS Extern Jaime McCoy Big tech companies are currently self-regulated, but that could soon change. With members of Congress being younger and more diverse than ever before, it seems to be the perfect time to address the regulation of technology. Congress is currently holdings oversight hearings, and lawmakers are proposing new regulations in a […]
By CHHS Extern Suhani Chitalia Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS, and GenX. PFAS are commonly found in packaging used for food, commercial household products, industrial work environments, drinking water and living organisms. PFAS presents a threat to public health because most people come into contact […]
By CHHS Extern Kyla Kaplan The CDC reported in 2018 that the drug OxyContin (oxycodone) is one of the top opioid drugs used in this country, and often leads to cases of overdose and/or death. As lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, the company that developed OxyContin, solidify, new information has surfaced that Dr. Richard Sackler, a […]
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