Health Equity and the COVID-19 Vaccine

| By Brenda Wilmoth Lerner | A few weeks ago, I found an open appointment online for a vaccine to protect my disabled sister against COVID-19, and I grabbed it. Never mind that the appointment was in another state, a 5-hour drive from where my sister lives—which was already an additional 10-hour drive for me—this … Read more

How Is the 2020–21 School Year Going? Educators Share How They’re Addressing the Gaps

| By Gale Staff | A few months ago, educators shared their top concerns about returning to school amid the ongoing pandemic. With the fall semester almost concluded, we reached out once more to gain an understanding of how the 2020–21 school year is going, where teachers are seeing gaps, and how they’re addressing them. … Read more

How to Find the Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

| By K. Lee Lerner | Misinformation and disinformation plague coverage of many news events, and the COVID-19 global pandemic has proven no exception. With regard to the spread of errant and misleading information—ranging from the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to subsequent efforts by public health officials to slow the spread of COVID-19—both media … Read more

The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment

| By Deirdre Hiam | According to the American Cancer Society, it’s estimated that there will be nearly 1.8 million cancer diagnoses in the United States this year.1 Cancer impacts all ages, socioeconomic classes, and races. One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives.2 The Gale Encyclopedia of … Read more

COVID-19: Understanding the Vaccine Approval Process

| By K. Lee Lerner | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and teams of scientists have invested heavily in the research and testing of potential vaccines.1 From foundational molecular analysis of the novel and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) to advanced clinical trials of vaccines to ensure that they are both … Read more

Open Access to Support Mental Health During the Pandemic

| By Brigham Narins, Sr. Content Developer, Gale | Mental health is health. Even though we tend to think of health somatically, and ill health as aches and pains and maladies of the body, the term has to include the mind and our psychological experience, for the two aspects of human life are intimately connected. … Read more