It may seem strange to seek humour in the face of disaster, but our need to do so is ancient.
As the coronavirus pandemic played out, veterans who were already lacking adequate benefits and resources found themselves in deeper trouble.
Despite outbreaks, some church leaders in Alberta have continued to downplay the severity of COVID-19. Choosing to double down on pandemic skepticism.
Politics always influences what questions scientists ask. Their intertwined relationship becomes a problem when politics dictates what answers science is allowed to find.
Viruses want to pass on their genetic material. Recognizing this about SARS-CoV-2 provides insight into how the world is still vulnerable to COVID-19.
The pandemic has shown us the need for widespread security.
One of the main fears regarding new SARS-CoV-2 variants is that they might be resistant to immunity granted by vaccines, including RNA vaccines.
The infrastructure and levels of deprivation in poorer countries have prevented them from benefiting from containment measures as much as richer nations.
Early in the pandemic, countries had to address several questions as the virus spread and lockdowns became inevitable.
The health harms of pandemic-driven mass unemployment will persist for decades, even after people find new jobs.
Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
A key component in any planning around encampments is the voice of people with lived experience. It is clear the go-to response of policing is not working.
Record-keepers have a pretty good sense of how many people have died. But figuring out the cause of those deaths is a lot trickier – and that’s why reasonable modelers can disagree.
Transit agencies could use the money to buy new subway cars, buses and maintain rails. The funding is designed to build on last year’s emergency aid, which kept transit operating through the pandemic.
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.