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The Future of the Affordable Care Act

October 28, 2020

Trump would like the ACA repealed, while Biden’s presidential plans include countering Trump's changes and building on Obama’s contributions.

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Police Violence Is a Public Health Issue: What Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden Do About It?

October 28, 2020

On June 4, the APHA declared police violence a public health issue during protests that followed the killings of unarmed Black Americans.

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Nationwide Surge in COVID-19 Cases Comes Just in Time for the Election

October 28, 2020

As Election Day draws nearer and the weather cools, the number of positive COVID-19 cases is once again increasing, bringing the U.S. to the cusp of a second wave. 

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The Election, the Vaccine and the Fate of Higher Education

October 28, 2020

Trump’s coronavirus response coordinator said a vaccine should reach colleges as early as January, but this timeline may not be realized.

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Civic Duty and Social Distancing: Preventing Coronavirus Spread Among Voters

October 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended this year’s voting process. However, there are several ways voters can practice their right in a safe and health-conscious manner.

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Is Sitting Really That Bad?

October 17, 2020

While working from home, many people are sitting more. This may have some negative ramifications for physical health.

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Navigating Mental Health Amid a Pandemic

October 15, 2020

Oct. 11 marked World Mental Health Day, a holiday for awareness and education which has become especially important during the pandemic.

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What is Body Neutrality and Why Is It Important?

October 6, 2020

Body neutrality is more inclusive of people with disabilities, people of color and transgender people since it doesn't focus on aesthetics.

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Do Blue Light Glasses Really Work?

October 1, 2020

With increased screentime due to the COVID-19 pandemic, blue light glasses have risen in popularity despite questionable evidence regarding their effectiveness.

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Testing Misinformation: Staying Informed and Safe in the Internet Age During a Pandemic

September 30, 2020

In the case of COVID-19, online misinformation may be due to the United States’ poor performance handling the virus than other countries.

Fordham's testing centers, located on both Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses, offer self-administered nasal swab tests for all community members free of charge.

A Look into Fordham’s On-Campus Testing Facilities

September 18, 2020

How does Fordham administer and process its tests, and who’s working to administer them?

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Global Pandemic Widens Achievement Gap Among Students

September 17, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic turning most education remote, achievement gaps widen due to factors like access to technology and learning disabilities.