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Day 215: What now?!

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Social distancing is important, but maybe not this distant…

Well if you missed it, yesterday was our final post in the know your spinal cord series. I’m not crying, you’re crying! Now the question is, what does that mean for the blog? An excellent question, one I wish I would’ve asked myself!  Let’s take a look at some of the things that we will (probably) be discussing now that our designated topic has run its course.

Over the past few months while we were talking spine, my research has taken a jump forward (yay). So we definitely have an avenue for a regular blog topic that way. However, there are of course extenuating circumstances going on right now (COVID-19) that have somewhat put a damper on my research.

Speaking of the coronavirus, there are some online requests by historians for us to document the events and our experience. I think this would also provide an interesting point for discussion and you can expect regular (if not semi-regular) posts on what it’s like living now for a PhD candidate. This would be particularly interesting in my case, because while the school has closed down and we are doing online courses exclusively, the research hospital where I have my fellowship has declared us as “essential staff.” An interesting turn of events, which I think will be the discussion point for tomorrow.

Basically we are not short of topics for discussion, it’s just a matter of finding the right one. So that’s the post for the day, but tomorrow we will get into some details about the school closing, the fate of my income because of this, and what it means to be “essential staff” in the time of the outbreak. I definitely have some feelings about all this.

Until next time, don’t stop learning! 

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