After reporting zero COVID cases until now, North Korea is facing a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the omicron variant. Here’s how things could play out.
People’s opinions about public health orders, mask mandates and vaccination requirements have divided friends.
Friendships can end for many reasons, like a betrayal of trust or changing circumstances. The pandemic has highlighted fundamental belief differences between people, which has affected relationships.
From skin lesions to hearing loss, unusual symptoms can be troubling for COVID patients.
People take refuge on a sports ground following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
Schools helped connect immigrant children to grandparents and families overseas.
A study of 25 heritage language schools in Edmonton shows how schools met the needs of migrant and front-line workers, resisted racism and built community for immigrants.
Social media sites like Twitter have been a major source of both true and false information regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
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A team analyzed more than 21 million tweets about COVID-19 vaccines and found that negative sentiments on social media were tied to lower-than-expected vaccination rates in many nations.
Researchers can test blood samples taken for other reasons to see if patients have previously had COVID-19.
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Your blood can hold a record of past illnesses. That information can reveal how many people have had a certain infection – like 58% of Americans having had COVID-19 by the end of February 2022.
An inmate can be seen inside a segregation cell at the Collins Bay Institution in Kingston, Ont., in 2016.
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Solitary confinement is still a common feature of prisons across Canada and in its most populous province, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a practice that amounts to torture.
The public don’t have much regard for journalists and many people will be critical of the “gotcha” questioning that found Anthony Albanese unable to recite the six points of his policy on the NDIS
People are silhouetted as they sit in a bar having a drink during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on March 30, 2022, as cases continued to climb in Ontario and around Canada after most provinces lifted various restrictions and mask mandates.
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As COVID-19 continues to evolve, surprise, disappoint and frustrate us, efforts by politicians to pretend it’s behind us is a dangerous form of gaslighting that will deepen societal divisions.
A new study finds that the cognitive loss from severe COVID is the same as losing 10 IQ points.
Dozens of coronavirus vaccines are in clinical trials in the U.S.
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Existing coronavirus vaccines are not as effective against newer variants of the virus. Two vaccine experts explain how new vaccines currently in development will likely offer better protection.
Health-care workers protest over stalled contract negotiations with the provincial government in Montréal in October 2020.
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To prevent a shortage of health workers, public expressions of appreciation need to be backed by policies that provide dignity, decent working conditions, accountability and appropriate remuneration.
Countries face the reality of co-existing with COVID-19.
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Regulations that limit fundamental human rights should be accompanied by a transparent risk and benefit analysis.
For people who exercise in a group, their sense of connection to the group may not translate into skills that help them exercise alone.
There are benefits to group exercise, but relying too much on a group may leave people less resilient for solo exercise, especially if suddenly cut off from a group as many were during COVID-19.
Final approach on the air charter into the Voisey’s Bay mine, a fly-in/fly-out nickel, copper and cobalt mine located near Nain, Nunatsiavut, in northern Labrador.
‘Living with COVID-19’ has much higher risks for Nunatsiavut Inuit communities than many other areas. Recognizing those risks is crucial as mining operations resume in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Well, the boss has got the bug, so you’ve got me.” Labor campaign spokesman Jason Clare fronted the media the morning after Anthony Albanese tested positive for COVID, and the contrast didn’t go unnoticed
Labor’s worst fears have materialised with Anthony Albanese testing positive for COVID.
It is now up to individuals whether to wear masks in airports and other mass transit areas.
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Despite the halt to the federal mask mandate for mass transit, people may still choose to protect themselves. For those who do, the type of mask and how well it fits matter.
A closed pub in Soho, London, in February 2021, during the third national lockdown in the United Kingdom due to COVID-19.
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Initial responses to threats — whether they’re military, strategic or health-related — are crucial to the peace and prosperity of nations. Did governments go too far with COVID-19 lockdowns?