Although Sweden was hit hard by the first wave, its total excess deaths during the first two years of the pandemic was among the lowest in Europe.
COVID-19 patients receive oxygen as they lie in their beds in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Machakos, Kenya, in August 2021.
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A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.
A chance to rethink one’s career or attend school remotely in the pandemic may affect why some mature students are returning to school.
Universities can support mature students by addressing stigma and ageism, creating a sense of community and adapting programs to suit their multiple roles.
The pandemic showed us how firms could be encouraged to put people before profits.
Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, speaking in Senegal in 2019.
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The IMF sends its staff on two types of mission to member countries: to assess the state of the country’s macro economy or to assess the need for financial support.
We surveyed more than 100 Australian parents of children with ADHD about lockdown learning to see what worked and what did not.
The risk of serious disease outbreaks among NZ children is now very real. Some childhood immunisation rates have dropped from about 80% in early 2020 to 67% by June 2022, and as low as 45% for Māori.
A new study looks at data from thousands of people across the UK.
The key to a successful trip is to properly plan for it.
Travelling has many health benefits, like recovering from mental and physical fatigue, improving household relationships and making people happier.
Globally, sex workers have been left to fend for themselves during the pandemic with little to no support from the government.
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Societally, we need to recognize that sex workers have agency and deserve the same respect, dignity and aid as any other person selling their labour.
Animal reservoirs and people who experience chronic COVID infections could potentially see the emergence of new variants. But these variants aren’t necessarily cause for concern.
COVID symptoms have become milder over the course of the pandemic. While this is a good thing, it might make them more easily confused with allergy symptoms.
Data suggests most of the time infection results in either no symptoms or very mild disease for cats and dogs. And the duration of their symptoms, if they get them, may be very short.
The immune system usually stays dormant in the lungs in times of health.
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While a strong immune response is essential to fight against viral infection, an immune system that continues to stay active long after the virus has been cleared can lead to lung damage.
After taking Paxlovid for COVID and appearing to recover, some people – including US President Joe Biden – continue to test positive. What’s going on?
A white paper launched today reveals four actions governments, researchers and policymakers can take to combat loneliness.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation leave Taipei on August 3, 2022.
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While Chinese American voters are not a homogeneous group, many people who have ancestral ties to the region are unlikely to question their support for Nancy Pelosi just because of her Taiwan trip.
The advent of COVID vaccines has radically changed things for the better, but doesn’t mean we can fully return to our pre-pandemic lives.
We hear a lot about drug-resistant bacteria. The same thing can happen with viruses.
Universities need to offer planned socializing for students who entered programs after 2020 and are less likely to know other people in their cohort.
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Students in an international survey said they really missed chances to be together in person for campus-related activities, not only due to academic concerns.