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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

The impact of Omicron: variant heightens risk of infection, targets disabled communities

Julia Kim, Staff Writer February 2, 2022
First identified in Botswana and South Africa in November, the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has surged around the world over the past two months and now accounts for 99.9% of new infections in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pandemic continues to play a recurring role in people’s lives, and Omicron poses new risks toward able-bodied and disabled people in the new year.
Art by Snowy Li

Helping professions leave workers to manage self-care

Sarah Ding February 2, 2020

In her Columbia Area Career Center class Professions in Healthcare, senior Lucy Bozoian and other students log clinical hours at The Bluffs and The Neighborhoods nursing homes. There, they change wounds,...

Medicine vials and syringe. Photo by Envato Elements

Pharmaceutical Price Controls

Amira McKee January 17, 2020

Definition & Purpose Price controls on pharmaceutical drugs is an initiative in which a government body, federal or state, applies a cap on how much certain pharmaceutical drugs may cost. Pharmaceutical...

Womens healthcare improves despite negligent past

Women’s healthcare improves despite negligent past

Grace Dorsey April 5, 2018

Historically, there’s been a severe lack of respect and priority given to women’s healthcare. Through the years, this trend has taken many forms. From diagnosing any distressed woman with “wandering...

Getting connected: Students enrolled in the Professions in Healthcare course at the Columbia Area Career Center attend clinicals at Lenoir Woods, a local senior center. Those enrolled in the class learn the skills needed to take care of a variety of possible cases they may be presented in the profession.

Professions in Healthcare offers realistic clinical setting

Brittany Cornelison November 10, 2013

By offering classes that aid students in the direction of their career paths, the Columbia Area Career Center prides itself in preparing students for their futures after high school. Most of these classes...

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Indian Supreme Court overturns Novartis’ drug patent bid for the good of humanity

Raj Satpathy May 2, 2013

On the front of it, the Indian Supreme Court’s denial of a patent for Novartis’ new anti-cancer medicine seems like a bad choice. The decision, made just two weeks ago on April 1, would logically...

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