Category: Pandemic

Vaccines in Children under 16

There has been a lot of hype over the vaccination campaign in America. So far, we have vaccinated a third of our population over sixteen years, with many more to follow. Joe Biden began his presidency by promising 100 million shots given in 100 days. He achieved this goal only 58 days after taking office.

Stimulus Bill Breakdown

On Saturday Morning the most recent stimulus bill in Congress has just passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-212. This was a relatively tight vote winning by only 7 votes, but it is expected to get even tighter in the senate.

Crosstown Returns In-Person!

If you are a Crosstown High student, parent, or teacher, you’ve probably already heard about Crosstown’s decision to bring students back in person on March 22. The school intends to bring back only 25% of its students, meaning that there should be less risk. Ninth graders will attend class two days per week, while Tenth

How do Pandemic Films Compare to Real Life?

Pandemic and Epidemic films have been around as long as movies themselves. Humans are drawn to seeing suffering, and they make for great horror movies. The question I now have in mind is “How do pandemic movies compare to what actually happens during a pandemic?” To draw comparisons, I watched the 2011 film, “Contagion”. The

COVID-19 Variants in the US

There has been a lot of news and stress lately about the new COVID-19 variants. I am here to clear things up with a lot of research and some insight. Let’s start with the way that viruses mutate. As we all know by now, viruses multiply by infecting healthy cells, inserting their DNA, which causes

Biden’s Executive Orders

We are almost 2 weeks into Joe Biden’s presidency and it has been a wild first 2 weeks. Biden has signed 42 executive orders so far and he hasn’t even been in office for 14 days. Donald Trump signed 220 in 4 years just to put that in perspective for you. These orders have ranged

2020 NFL Season

The NFL regular season finished this past week, making it the first American sports league to complete a full length season in the era of COVID-19. There were many times that the league looked unable to function because of rescheduled games and outbreaks among teams. However, 17 weeks of football were played and the playoff

Pfizer vs. Moderna: mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine

As of December 4, 2020, there are two separate mRNA vaccines on the market to cure COVID-19. Before we get to the difference between the two, let’s learn a little about them.

Why Schools Should Be the First Thing to Reopen

    During these unprecedented times, we have all gotten used to rolling out of bed ten minutes before our first class starts. We enjoy turning our cameras off and doing zoom calls from the comfort of our own bed. With these habits, it is almost unnecessary to state that we clearly aren’t learning as much

The Status of Sports

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit America all major sports were stopped and seasons were either postponed or cancelled until they could be conducted safely again. Since then, all major sports in the US have since resumed and started their seasons in either the same or altered fashion.

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