A 10-year-old Toronto boy receives his COVID-19 vaccine shot from a Toronto Public Health nurse at a children’s vaccine clinic at Scotiabank Arena in December 2021.
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Adding COVID-19 to a list of ‘designated diseases’ will not make vaccination mandatory for school entry. But it may help increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children.
Regular elections have not translated to development in Nigeria.
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Nigeria must strengthen its democratic institutions and improve governance for economic development.
At times when COVID numbers are increasing, allowing infectious people to mingle freely at work and socially will create epidemic growth and make the crisis even worse.
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.
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Problems arise when there are too many unwarranted visits to GPs for cold symptoms. Occasionally, though, a cold might turn into something that needs specific diagnosis and treatment.
Knowing when to return to exercise after COVID depends on your symptoms.
Evidence suggests strength training can offer a variety of benefits when recovering from a respiratory illness like COVID-19.
An endemic means that COVID-19 is still around, but it no longer disrupts everyday life.
As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
COVID-related changes in our personalities could go some way to explaining the widespread decrease in wellbeing.
A review of COVID booster acceptance statistics suggests we may be unlikely to see coverage go much beyond 80% – but we can still learn from others’ mistakes when it comes to health messaging.
Building safer workplaces requires leaders who understand how years of resource constraints, unhealthy work environments, abuse from patients and a pandemic have contributed to overwhelming burnout and job dissatisfaction among workers.
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The future of our health system depends on recruiting and retaining passionate and highly skilled health-care workers. It’s essential to build work environments where they feel supported and safe.
Here’s what happened behind the scenes to increase intensive care capacity at the height of the pandemic.
Some research has shown the effects of stress were reduced when people engaged in higher levels of kindness or generosity.
During times of stress and change, people are often advised to practice self-care by looking after themselves, yet what about the benefits of showing kindness to others?
As the virus that causes COVID evolves, keeping up with it remains a challenge for variant-specific vaccines. The booster you can get now is the best one to get.
TikTok’s popularity continues to rise, while other social media networks have seen a decline.
The Chinese-owned app TikTok continues its growth as one of the most popular social media networks. After pandemic health measures were lifted, other social media networks saw a decline in use.
If someone who lives in a six-person household gets COVID, you’d expect, on average, two others to get it too.
Who is determining children’s capacity to decide whether or not to wear a mask and what’s at stake in their decision?
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Children deserve agency in decisions that affect them, but adults are ultimately responsible for making decisions in children’s best interests.
It is safe to get the newly formulated COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot at the same time.
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When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Lung disease can manifest in a number of ways.
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Understanding how injury and disease, including COVID-19, can impair lung function can help researchers and clinicians better help patients who are experiencing chronic conditions
A man holds a QAnon sign outside the White House. Even if most people don’t act on their conspiratorial beliefs, such theories can still pose very real dangers.
Many of those who believe conspiracy theories do not necessarily act on those beliefs. Nevertheless, conspiracy theories can still spread dangerous misinformation that can cause harm.
Routine immunisation has resulted in diseases like measles being drastically reduced.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.