Protesters took to the streets in Poland to protest the country’s crackdown on abortion access.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
Would anyone want to spend more screen time talking about pandemics? Yes, learned an anthropologist, biologist and historian who developed a course on the topic.
The course offers a model for teaching about complex problems, and underlines the critical role of university learning, research and outreach in understanding and addressing them.
The prevention of future pandemics requires examining viral family trees.
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Bat hosts, lab leaks – tracing SARS-CoV-2 to its origins involves more than just tracking down patient zero.
Pharmacist Barbara Violo arranges all the empty vials of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that she has provided to customers at an independent pharmacy in Toronto.
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Hundreds of thousands of Canadians got a shot of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for their first dose. They now have a choice for their second dose: AstraZeneca again, or Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine?
International tourism dropped considerably to Thailand Buddhist temples as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thailand’s Buddhist temples, important centers of culture and commerce, rely on donations from international visitors. Because of a steep drop in tourism, these temples have been hit hard.
Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan.
The lab accident theory of the origins of Covid-19 has gained traction in recent months. We need a proper investigation to find out what really happened.
A woman sweeps outside her shack in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. South Africa is among the most unequal societies in the world.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
Full pandemic recovery for all Americans will require interventions that address systemic inequality.
A survey finds that hardship disparities across racial and ethnic groups have persisted throughout the pandemic.
Sustained surveillance for disease outbreaks at global hot spots may be the key to preventing the next pandemic.
A more coordinated effort by scientists, stakeholders and community members will be required to stop the next deadly virus that’s already circulating in our midst.
Endurance is a surprisingly progressive way of creating a better future.
The task now is to turn the reactive response to the health and economic emergencies into a proactive set of policies and actions.
A healthcare worker holds up a vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montréal, on March 18.
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Answers to key questions about rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, including risks, symptoms and whether people who have had one AstraZeneca shot should have a second.
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Some so-called superforecasters are claimed to have predicted the course of the pandemic better than scientific experts.
Strategies that made life more bearable during lockdown homeschooling can be applied to other challenging situations.
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In learning what we can from stressful situations, we can model efficient ways of coping for our children
People around the country are ready to celebrate.
A doctor offers tips on how to safely get exercise, sleep and drinking habits back into shape as the pandemic wanes.
Little work has been done to understand young people’s willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Above: a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on May 6.
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As vaccine eligibility is expanded to adolescents and young adults, understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant, and why, can help inform public health strategies
You don’t need to pick up exactly where you left off; you can think about how you want your life to look.
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After more than a year of idealizing life without COVID-19, people are starting to reenter ‘normal’ life. Clinical psychology provides guidance on how to prepare for your post-pandemic reboot.
Health-care professions like nursing are at risk of experiencing a post-pandemic exodus of workers due to burnout and moral distress.
To live well through and beyond the pandemic, we need to recognize the moral distress experienced by people, and especially health-care workers.
Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus returns the ball to Simona Halep of Romania during their semifinal tennis match of the women’s singles WTA Tour Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany in April 2021.
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The governing bodies of professional tennis need to do more to prioritize athlete well-being — and there’s no better time to start than now.
It may seem strange to seek humour in the face of disaster, but our need to do so is ancient.