2022 Newsletters


January 15, 2022
How to Deal with Uncertainty
We’re going into our third year of the pandemic and people are tired and frustrated. The unrest of the pandemic, the economic not rebounding, racial injustice, and a divided country has caused anxiety, depression, distrust, prejudice, injustice, violence and the list goes on. Read more
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February 15, 2022
Why Some People Get Covid, and Others Don’t
Scientists know a lot about the SARS-CoV2 virus, but there is a lot that they don’t know about the virus when it comes to how it affects individuals based on age, sex, race, ethnicity etc. Read more
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March 15, 2022
Is Unemployment Really Going Down Or Is There More to It?
There was an un-precedent number of people unemployed due to the pandemic that resulted from the lock-down particularly for those who could not work remotely.  Even after the lock-down ended, people were still hesitant to go anywhere for fear of contracting COVID.  Despite the fact that cases were slowly decreasing, we couldn’t have known what was lurking around the corner with two new highly contagious variances, Delta and Omicron wreaking havoc upon the world. Read more
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April 15, 2022
Why Gas Cost $4+ and How Long Will it Last?
In answering this question, the New York Times newsletter dated 4/10/22 did a really nice job in explaining the various factors that contributed to the high cost of gasoline.  Read the article by German Lopez below. Read more
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May 15, 2022
What’s New in Robotics?
When robotics entered the market, there was a lot of buzz regarding it.  The technology was cool and it made surgical procedures safer for patients because the surgeon could have more precise movements and reduce fatigue in long procedures since the surgeons are sitting down.  The surgeon was still in control in performing the procedure and it took a skilled surgeon to be able to operate the robot. Read more
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June 15, 2022
Using AI to Detect Breast Cancer
In the United States, about 255,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women and about 2,300 in men each year. About 42,000 women and 500 men in the U.S. die each year from breast cancer. Black women have a higher rate of death from breast cancer than White women according to the CDC. The reason is thought to be partially due to 1 in 5 Black women with breast cancer have triple-negative breast cancer –  more than any other racial/ethnic group and the most difficult breast cancer to treat successfully. Read more
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July 15th, 2022
One Degree Celsius, Why Is Climate Change So Detrimental?
What is Climate Change?
Climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet. Majority of countries around the world recognized this threat and adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015 with the central aim of including efforts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Read more
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