The list of SARS-CoV-2 variants – each with its own unique qualities that give it an edge – just keeps growing.
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People are buzzing with questions about the omicron variant and whether it could help usher in herd immunity. A team of virologists deciphers the latest findings.
The pandemic has engaged ordinary citizens in a way that can only be positive for the future of healthcare.
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The challenges presented by the pandemic are an opportunity for African health systems to move beyond their current limitations.
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Removing contractual sick pay could open employers up to legal challenges.
With his Australian visa now cancelled for a second time, the tennis star will likely not be able to chase history at his most successful Grand Slam tournament.
The government has been anxious to ensure a second visa cancellation could withstand a fresh challenge from Djokovic’s lawyers.
People gather in Kingston, Ont., to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates and masking measures on Nov. 14, 2021.
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Can the government mandate vaccines? Canadians have rights to make decisions about vaccination, but these rights are not absolute, and do not mean those decisions will have no consequences.
He said what?
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You can only properly translate French scatological swear words if you consider who is using them. In this case, the most powerful person in France.
Turning Serbia’s national hero into Australia’s national villain has been harder than the government thought. It’s an own goal for the latest “operation sovereign borders” chapter.
The tennis star was granted a reprieve on procedural grounds, but it left the larger question of his entitlement to a medical exemption from vaccination unanswered.
The best way to stop new variants from arising is to increase the proportion of vaccinated individuals while maintaining infection prevention measures like wearing masks and social distancing.
Even with a variant like Omicron that may be more transmissible than earlier variants, vaccines remain the most effective tool for protection against COVID-19 and for ending the pandemic.
People wait in line — some for over two hours — at a PCR COVID-19 test site in Toronto.
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Canadians need to rethink their relationship to the pandemic by learning to live in a state of continual disaster for the foreseeable future.
With the holiday season approaching, people wait to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in Montréal as the pandemic continues in Canada and around the world.
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A panel of experts answer questions about vaccines, omicron and other COVID-related issues in a discussion with The Conversation.
Health care providers are just one trusted source of information for parents on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for children.
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Pediatricians and other health care providers can take some concrete steps toward building trust and counteracting anti-vaccination misinformation.
Vaccine hesitancy poses significant risks for those refusing to be vaccinated. The more people get vaccinated, the better the chances of living with the virus.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available for children aged 5-11 from January 10, after it cleared the final regulatory step. Here’s what you need to know.
A royal commission of inquiry would take the politics out of assessing New Zealand’s pandemic response – and help safeguard future generations.
Discussing and practising all the steps of a medical procedure with children can help them overcome fear.
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Children who avoid or refuse medical procedures like COVID-19 tests or vaccinations aren’t misbehaving — they need help to manage their fears. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help your child cope.
People wait at O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa on Nov. 26, 2021, as many nations moved to stop air travel from the country.
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Should countries require COVID-19 vaccination for entry while vaccines remain globally scarce?
What not to do: ban travel. Scenes at South Africa’s OR Tambo International airport after the first flight bans were announced.
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The world needs to learn to live with the virus. And governments must follow the science and don’t distort it for political expediency.
Rosa Eugenia uses a capulana masks produced at a small sewing workshop in Maputo, Mozambique.
Study shows that agriculture, one of the most important sectors, did not decline in 2020 compared to its historical trend. Service sectors were hit hard in each of the five countries.