After reporting zero COVID cases until now, North Korea is facing a rapidly-spreading outbreak of the omicron variant. Here’s how things could play out.
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
You know the symptoms because you’ve already had COVID once. So what can you expect when you’re reinfected? And why does it happen?
A new study looks at UK kids’ physical activity levels once COVID restrictions had begun to lift compared with before the pandemic.
Once in short supply, rapid antigen tests are now available throughout the U.S.
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With the relaxation of mask-wearing mandates, there’s even more need to know how much over-the-counter tests help.
Boosters and vaccinating children mean we’re relying on two pharmaceutical companies to supply Australia’s COVID vaccines. That needs to change.
People’s opinions about public health orders, mask mandates and vaccination requirements have divided friends.
Friendships can end for many reasons, like a betrayal of trust or changing circumstances. The pandemic has highlighted fundamental belief differences between people, which has affected relationships.
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., in January 2022. The pandemic exposed the flaws in Canada’s struggling health-care system, and offers a chance for Canada to reform it if the country’s premiers step up.
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The COVID-19 pandemic presents us with a unique opportunity to rethink and reform public health care in Canada. That’s why premiers’ demands for more unconditional health-care dollars are so misguided.
From skin lesions to hearing loss, unusual symptoms can be troubling for COVID patients.
Artist Sofia Minson working on a mural of musician Tiki Taane in downtown Auckland.
Art has value well beyond the financial, including proven health and well-being benefits. It’s time this was recognised in the way the sector is funded.
The Washington National Cathedral hosted a public vaccination event in March 2021 to help demonstrate trust by faith leaders of all denominations in the COVID-19 vaccines.
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Two political scientists in their study in South Dakota found people trusted medical professionals the least when it came to public health messages.
People take refuge on a sports ground following flooding caused by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
Public health remains the Cinderella of services when it comes to health budgets. But the pandemic has shown why New Zealand urgently needs a better investment approach.
The question of whether the Labour leader broke the rules in Durham Miners Club will come down to whether the gathering was ‘reasonably necessary’ for work or election campaigning.
Policies to stop the spread of COVID disadvantaged mothers and newborns.
The direct effects of COVID-19 disease on pregnant women, newborns and children are acknowledged. But the indirect effects of the pandemic have been equally devastating.
The Canadian charity sector has significant social impact and is committed to providing unwavering support to every aspect of people’s lives.
The 2022 federal budget implements long needed regulations to support the charitable sector.
Schools helped connect immigrant children to grandparents and families overseas.
A study of 25 heritage language schools in Edmonton shows how schools met the needs of migrant and front-line workers, resisted racism and built community for immigrants.
A Shanghai refuse worker shows the strain of the month-long COVID lockdown.
What can China do to resolve a crisis that threatens not only the health and security of its people and economy, but the future of Chinese Communist Party and its leader Xi Jinping?
Before the COVID pandemic, efforts to address the challenge of limited vaccine production on the continent yielded little success.
Social media sites like Twitter have been a major source of both true and false information regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
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A team analyzed more than 21 million tweets about COVID-19 vaccines and found that negative sentiments on social media were tied to lower-than-expected vaccination rates in many nations.