The majority of Japanese people are opposed to the games going ahead, but there’s more to the decision to hold the Olympics than public opinion.
The rituals of ancient Greece – especially public performances of tragic plays – have remarkable resonance with the current moment.
Children who started school in autumn 2020 needed more support than in previous years.
While the pandemic has focused the world’s attention on how to prevent infectious disease, many of the lessons learned from COVID-19 prevention can also be applied to chronic disease prevention.
Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it’s important to consider teenagers’ social and emotional needs.
The pandemic’s not over yet, but these world leaders have already cemented their place in history for failing to effectively combat the deadly coronavirus. Some of them didn’t even really try.
Many governments, including the US, already collect and make public population statistics that could help them prepare for the next pandemic.
The mental health crisis occurring in tandem with COVID-19 has stressed resources and stretched service waitlists into years. There is an urgent need for prevention strategies, not just treatment.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved for adolescents ages 12-15. Vaccination is essential to protect children from serious illness and quicken return to normal life.
Full population-level protection against COVID-19 will require most adolescents and children to be vaccinated. There are ethical arguments for encouraging vaccination uptake through vaccine mandates.
As the peak of India’s COVID crisis approaches, the country desperately needs more help from the international community.
New research into sex work in the UK highlights some of the changes and challenges sex workers have faced.
States led by Republican governors generally had higher COVID-19 case and death rates in 2020.
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.
If the government really wants to invest in early childhood education, it needs to back the workforce.
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.
Entertainment, sports and tourism industries can learn valuable lessons from how Saudi Arabia managed the annual pilgrimage during a pandemic.
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.
The process will take months, if it’s even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.