Author: Shahjadi Rahman

Abhishek Mogili is a third-year Biology and Political Science student at Northeastern University who works as a department technician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. With the ongoing COVID-19 situations, the hospitals need as many helping hands as possible. Hence, Mogili does whatever he can to lighten the load. In times when he is not assisting with the transport of patients, Mogili is collecting...

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With the continuous spread of the global pandemic COVID-19, people across the world are affected not only physically but also mentally. Emotions are affected deeply and with almost the entire world getting locked down, emotional stress is quite normal during this time. David DeSteno is a Psychology professor in the College of Science at Northeastern University. He says that the constant inundation of emotionally fraught images...

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Oyinda Oyelaran is a teaching professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University. She never expected to be a teacher. Oyelaran was always of the opinion that she would put her love of organic chemistry to use outside of academia. Maybe as a pharmacist or a researcher at a biomedical company. Her views changed completely once she had to...

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The governments and hospitals across the world are in a crisis with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the healthcare systems trying to handle the situation, one important group of patients to be taken care of are those who do not have the coronavirus disease but still need access to healthcare to function in everyday life.   Timothy Hoff is a professor of Management, Healthcare...

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Jake Potts is a bioengineering student at Northeastern University who will earn a doctoral degree in genetics. He is a member of the Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra where he plays solo and ensemble violin. At the same time, he is also a member of the Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society. Potts calls himself a composer whose imagination comes alive in the lab as he...

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The ongoing global pandemic has been witnessing new cases almost every day. To protect themselves and those around them, millions have isolated themselves. However, myriad legitimate challenges wait inside their homes. For some parents, one of those challenges might be caring for their children, especially siblings who don’t always get along but have to spend time together.   Laurie Kramer is a professor of Applied Psychology at Northeastern...

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Kathryn Garcia is a student of Cultural Anthropology and Art at Northeastern University. She grew up in San Diego city in California and is aware of the United States-Mexico border. As a teenager, she worked as a volunteer for an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, throughout middle- and high school. She would take a 15-minute trip to the country for leisure even though she knew about...

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The entire world has adopted different social distancing methods in the wake of COVID 19. It includes bans on large gatherings, school cancellations, restaurant and bar limits, non-essential business closures, etc. In the United States, different states have taken different strategies to keep people in their houses in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.   Babak Heydari is an associate professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering...

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Global Resilience Institute of Northeastern University recently launched a new online class that provides practical, up-to-date, and scientifically proven answers during the COVID-19 phase. This hour-long course is free and accessible to anyone. The main objective is to provide a credible, digestible collection of skills to help in managing and surviving the pandemic. Additionally, it has launched a complimentary website as well.   Stephen Flynn is the founding...

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The United States has the third- highest number of confirmed cases behind China and Italy. The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the U.S. rose to 1,031 with 68,572 confirmed cases is expected to reach far beyond the nation’s hospital capacity. Thus, it is a necessity now for healthcare workers to adopt new strategies to maximise efficiency while ensuring that patients receive...

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