Anti-vaxxers: an Achilles heel in Government campaigns to curb the spread of COVID-19

Inspired by my lecturer, Dr Michael Bresalier, and his modules over the previous two years, I decided to undertake a dissertation in my final year of my undergraduate degree that explored the relationship between disease and the responses used to tackle the Great Influenza Pandemic specifically in New York City. This experience ignited my fascination in the history of medicine. This fascination has caused a deep-rooted interest in the cause of the growth in the anti-vaccination movement that has occurred during the past year, amidst the COVID-19…


Oh God, I have to live with a Vegan!

One might argue that living with a vegan is equal to living in hell. After all, aren’t vegans all scrawny, chickpea-chomping hipsters that cannot stop preaching about their ethical decisions, to stop the pain of billions of animals, that put them righteously above everyone else in the world? Are they not going to challenge every decision, or meal I put on my plate? If this were the case, who would be advocating for the prevention of my suffering? While stereotypes flood the mind when the word vegan enters a discussion, this…


I lived in Wales for three years while studying at Swansea University, but it was 2020 that I learned the true magnificence of the country and how it is one of the finest destinations for staycation in the UK. The beauty came both in the form of breath-taking views, radiant sunsets, and the sapphire blue waters in Three Cliffs Bay but also the guilt free impact on the climate with the lack of emissions from flights and other activities related to international expeditions and holidays. Albeit this staycation was spurred more by my friends and my incompetence to coordinate a…

William Ralston

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