The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, in Dartmouth, N.S. The Nova Scotia Supreme Court recently ruled that the use of lockdowns to address staff shortages at provincial jails is unlawful.
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Lockdowns can have severe impacts on an inmate’s mental and physical health and well-being.
Researchers investigated how the availability of neighbourhood amenities may have contributed to changes in youth mental health and stress levels during the first six months of the pandemic.
Neighbourhood features may have helped youth cope with the mental health impact of pandemic restrictions. Parks didn’t play much of a role but food amenities and the suburbs did.
Young people were experiencing increasing rates of loneliness well before the pandemic shut things down.
A new study has studied how the pandemic affected children’s language development
Public health measures such as vaccine and mask mandates, lockdowns and school closures have been widely discussed in scientific and popular media.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic fades, we may debate whether public health responses could have been better. But first we need to understand what public health errors are — and are not.
(R to L) Police minister Bheki Cele, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Fannie Masemola, the head of police, at the 2022 South African Police Service Commemoration Day.
Government departments, civil society groups and the private sector should pool resources and work together in a co-ordinated manner to prevent violent crime.
An image from the Lockdown series that won the 2023 FNB Art Prize.
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The winner of the prestigious FNB Art Prize documents township life in lockdown and rural life in a former homeland.
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Our findings suggest lockdown made it harder for us to accurately remember when significant events happened.
The House of Commons Committee of Privileges has released new images of parties in Downing Street during lockdowns.
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Johnson claims he didn’t know pandemic rules were broken when parties were held in Downing Street.
A woman walks in Raqa, the former Syrian capital of the Islamic State, in December 2020.
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While some world leaders and foreign policy experts expected IS to increase its attacks during COVID-19’s early days, travel bans and curfews helped slow violence.
Scientist analysis flasks of saliva of TB patients.
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Intensified efforts to obtain funding are urgently required to mitigate and reverse the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB.
Bronze bull outside the stock exchange building in Shanghai, China.
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Will China’s government find a balance between protecting its citizens and supporting its economy.
Perfectionists tend to be unable to or at least reluctant to adapt to changing situations.
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Although teen perfectionists often appear to be doing well on the surface, they are not impervious to hardships. They are young people who are often in need of support.
Parents may well feel the need to ‘crack down’ on kids’ screentime. But a whole-family approach might be more successful.
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The forced confinement imposed to a greater or lesser extent in European countries is directly linked to problems of insomnia, anxiety and depression in people over the age of 50.
Economic well-being is crucial to population health.
Lockdown measures may stop the spread of the virus. But they can also lead to a larger and more protracted public health crisis in the form of deprivation and hunger.
Women need to be involved at every level of decision-making.
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As with Ebola, it is often only when the harm is done that people working on the response realise health emergencies disproportionately harm women.
The 2020 COVID lockdown witnessed an upsurge in crime in Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Nigeria should consider embracing a decentralised policing system as community mobilisation during COVID lockdown ensured law and order.
People reported memory loss during the pandemic.
A side-effect of pandemic response measures has been the impact on our mental health. But memory problems are a natural response to the environments created by the lockdowns.
People in South Africa felt anxious and stressed during the COVID-19 lockdown.