The risk of catching COVID at home wasn’t researched, advised on, legislated about, policed or managed as much as risk at work, school or in public places.
But on the positive side, support for multiculturalism and ethnic diversity continues to grow and is likely to be a valuable asset to our social cohesion in future.
A UK survey found most long COVID sufferers have experienced discrimination, prejudice or shame related to the condition.
Time is running out to expand an agreement to relax patent rules on COVID vaccines. Members of the World Trade Organization should broaden its scope to treatments and tests.
In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
People who had COVID were 55% more likely to develop epilepsy or seizures over the next six months than people who had influenza – but the overall risk is still small.
Record numbers of young people have faced mental health difficulties during the pandemic. Our research suggests that those without computer access were more likely to be affected.
During the pandemic, online learning suddenly replaced traditional teaching methods.
Long COVID impacts one in every five people who’ve had the virus. In the U.S., early research shows people of colour are most likely to develop long COVID. It has been called a mass-disabling event.
As the climate crisis worsens, and after being ravaged by the COVID-19, it is paramount for Indonesia and G20 countries to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and climate action.
Genetic research is big business and has yielded life-saving treatments. But experts are warning of caution about ‘gain of function’ research that has the pandemic potential.
Yi-Fu Tuan, who died in August 2022, was considered the father of humanistic geography. His scholarship on our sense of space and place can tell us a great deal about the challenges we face today.
Two new omicron variants seem to be waiting in the wings to usurp BA.5. Here’s what we know about BQ.1 and XBB.
Flu and COVID-19 are expected to make headway during the current respiratory virus season. The best way to stay healthy is vaccination in conjunction with personal protective measures.
Our research has shown that people with high blood pressure are more likely to be admitted to hospital and die from COVID. But effective blood pressure control helps.
Lagging booster vaccine uptake in England means millions of people may not be optimally protected ahead of winter.
Some Republicans have claimed that a crisis exists on the US southern border. But federal immigration statistics tell a different story about the GOP’s overblown numbers.
Making unsubstantiated claims that pandemic online learning caused mental health problems doesn’t help us address students’ current needs.
These types of vaccines could offer certain advantages over conventional COVID shots. But we need more data to show us they’re effective.
Community wealth building is a direct response to extractive policies and aims to build an economy on the principles of local ownership and control of assets.