There's still a lot we don't know about the latest variant of concern: B16172.
Members of the public were more overconfident and less accurate in predicting the likely number of infections and deaths, but both groups missed the mark.
Plus, the hidden world of microscopic fungi found inside the world's biggest seed bank. Listen to episode 15 of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The emergence of a fungal infection called mucormycosis in India is another unexpected and distressing consequence of the COVID pandemic.
Vaccine passports are small sacrifice to make for the greater good.
Deficient leptin levels caused by malnutrition might protect against severe COVID-19 and related death. This could be another reason for the lower than expected COVID-19 deaths in Africa.
Will new guidelines on how to protect front-line workers acknowledge the coronavirus can spread via the air we breathe? It's time they did.
A curious kid asks: Can dogs catch COVID-19?
Public officials are telling us simultaneously to move swiftly on vaccination and also to make thoughtful, reasoned choices about which vaccine we get. These messages are confusing and frustrating.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
People are likely to show compassion to those showing symptoms of illness or injury. Is that how our immune system evolved?
The public and the media need to be careful not to jump to conclusions when assessing new research.
Even with low case numbers, you can argue COVID restrictions shouldn't end early. Here's why.
You only have to prevent one case, which could have otherwise led to community spread and lockdown, for such a scheme to pay for itself many times over.
Canadian public health organizations have run into a serious communication problem about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Crisis management and communication theories explain what's gone wrong.
Despite some public virtue signalling, the Canadian government is not doing all it can to improve global access to COVID-19 vaccines. Canada has yet to announce its position on the WTO patent waiver.
The separation of newborns from mothers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is therefore unnecessary in most cases.
Dating apps were created to help people connect online, then meet in person... How have they responded to the pandemic? And what role do they play in helping people adjust to this new dating reality?
Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
From maternity wards to primary care, Canadian researchers are looking to find the positive motivations of vaccine hesitant people, whether they are new parents or other adults.