Articles tagged: pandemic
22 months into the pandemic, healthcare worker burnout is real
From a moral standpoint, medical burnout is about the conditions under which healthcare staff works—and the resulting impacts on their lives. Long hours, conflicting demands between hospital executives and frontline healthcare workers, and more can make an already stressful job even more difficult.
So we can return to campus. Now what?
If Georgetown students are to return to campus on Jan. 11 safely, here's what we believe needs to be implemented by the university and the student body.
What the pandemic should have taught us about attendance policies
As we continue to navigate in-person education during the pandemic, we must realize that a “return to normal” cannot mean a return to inaccessible, ableist structures.
What the pandemic teaches us about disability and disaster
We will all benefit from a society that ensures the inclusion and security of all people—something that will only come with reforming the way we provide long-term care and the way we see disability
The Importance of a COVID-19 Science Communication “Ground Game”
As you can see, the science communication challenge in COVID-19 is immense and involves many different stakeholders. To move past the pandemic, we must have an all-hands-on-deck approach to science communication, involving people from all walks of life.
College, Interrupted: A reflection on my pandemic gap year
The pre-pandemic normal encouraged students to work through burnout and prioritize arbitrary academic and professional pressures over our wellbeing. While it seems that many students are still enamored by this lifestyle, I’m not sure that I can handle a desperate cling to the old normal when it was harmful in the first place.
On What We Are Missing: Grieving the loss of senior year
All of the usual nostalgia of senior year “lasts” is further amplified because there are hardly any chances to make new memories anymore—just extra hours to ruminate on former versions of ourselves that we left behind long ago.
Why Georgetown shouldn’t reopen for Spring 2021, as told by a senior
As the pandemic reaches record levels of infection, Georgetown has a duty to its students and its community to stay closed.
Fund tuberculosis aid: Now’s not the time to forget about global health.
COVID-19 has proven that there has been a severe lack of planning and financing for global health security programs. But TB has been telling us this for years.
Telehealth: The future of mental health care
The pandemic has completely changed the landscape of mental health care, one of the key components to battling mental illness.
To support vulnerable students, a tuition decrease is not the answer
By supporting a tuition decrease, we put countless faculty and staff members at risk. We deplete already-scant resources that help level the academic and social playing field for socioeconomically disadvantaged students like myself who depend on tuition revenues for funding. Ultimately, we risk undoing much of the progress made over the last five decades towards creating a more diverse and inclusive Georgetown community.
On the Pandemic: This Virus Has No Race
"With the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, I can’t help but feel uneasy in the rare times I do leave my house since the stay-at-home orders began. I wonder if the man who pushes his cart past mine in the supermarket sees me and feels hate. I worry if today might be the day some crazed stranger passes me or my family and reacts violently. "
On the Pandemic: Instagram Activism Ignores Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
"The disparity between the facile attempts at female empowerment on Instagram and the ways women’s rights are under threat demonstrates how misdirected good intentions can actually be more harmful than empowering."
On the Pandemic: What the Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals About Ableism at Georgetown
"Our schools’ new policies reveal that professors’ lack of support for disabled students exists not because of “lazy” students, but because of a lack of empathy and the excessive competitiveness that institutions such as Georgetown instill in their community members."
No Student Should Fail This Semester—Let’s Push for a More Equitable Grading Policy
As is already painfully evident, this semester is going to be exceptional in every way. Students everywhere have been uprooted from their normal lives and are now dealing with the... Read more
Georgetown administration responds well to Covid-19
In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many universities have struggled to make the best decisions regarding instructional continuity and student safety. Georgetown has been transparent, communicative, and receptive... Read more