Dogs have been constant companions to many during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
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The WHO has been criticised for being slow to recognise the scale of the COVID-9 pandemic. We suggest a new protocol on infectious diseases to help with faster data collection and more open sharing.
Australia has housed rough sleepers during the pandemic, unlike the US, but it’s a temporary fix.
Australia found shelter for more than 33,000 rough sleepers and other homeless people during the pandemic, but a coming surge in homelessness demands a comprehensive national housing strategy.
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Melbourne could be out of lockdown within a week, if COVID-19 case numbers continue their current trend. But blanket rules such as the new 25km travel radius risk unnecessarily burdening the public.
The COVID-19 new normal might be here for quite some time.
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
This antibody adopts a Y-shape. The arms of the Y make up the part of the antibody that binds to the target.
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Antibodies are great for neutralizing viruses. But they are big and bulky. Antibody engineers are now creating smaller synthetic antibody-like molecules that may be better for fighting COVID-19.
To protect students and communities across the U.S. from COVID-19, many districts have switched to digital learning or a hybrid of in-classroom and virtual schooling.
Children struggle amidst adversity, but these tumultuous and highly emotional times make it a critical time to teach 'resilience' – giving kids coping skills.
Women wearing masks sell peanut sauce in a traditional market in Kediri, East Java
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The preexisting gender inequalities put women at a higher risk of coronavirus.
The spike protein on SARS-CoV-2 interferes with pain perception.
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The SARS-CoV-2 virus usually infects the body via the ACE2 protein. But there is another entry point that allows the virus to infect the nervous system and block pain perception.
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The latest COVID-19 modelling shows New Zealand will have a 50-50 chance of eliminating the virus again by the end of the month, provided the Auckland cluster stays contained.
From a global cattle disease that can devastate herds to water-borne pathogens causing severe food poisoning, genome sequencing has become an important tool in the control of infectious diseases.
The global pandemic has interrupted supply chains for almost 75% of US companies.
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Medical supply shortages during the pandemic revealed that US industries are unable to provide essential goods in a crisis. A return to domestic production would boost incomes and prepare us for the next crisis.
A student in Salatiga, Central Java, gets a medical check up before entering her class.
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As the Indonesian government reopens schools located in the green and yellow zones, a blended learning approach is being discussed as a solution.
Māori are historically at greater risk of severe illness and death during pandemics. New research shows they are at least 50% more likely to die from COVID-19 than other New Zealanders.
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Clear messages from experts helped New Zealand to contain COVID-19 outbreaks. The same is now necessary to counter vaccine misinformation and to build public trust in vaccination.
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As Auckland prepares to ease restrictions from Monday, active COVID-19 cases almost certainly remain in the community. Masks will become compulsory on public transport to avoid new outbreaks.
An Indonesian police officer gets tested for COVID-19 in Tangerang, Banten.
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Shame and fear resulting from stigma and discrimination can drive increased transmission of COVID-19 and prevent vital public health control.
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New Zealand's most pressing challenge is to bring the current COVID-19 outbreak under control, but it also time to make more strategic improvements to prevent future border control failures.
A two-dose coronavirus vaccine would mean we need to produce 12-15 billion doses. This is roughly twice the world's current total vaccine manufacturing capacity.
Genomic sequencing of positive COVID-19 samples could help New Zealand pinpoint the source of its new community outbreak. But it only works if all samples are sequenced – and right now, they're not.