There are other pathways to increasing vaccination rates, while also fostering trust in the health-care system. These have proved difficult in the US, but are available in Australia.
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More 9/11 responders died from physical and mental health issues after the terrorist attacks than on the day itself. And survivors are still suffering 20 years later.
The most important lesson from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan may be our failure to learn from history.
Many U.S. states follow some form of “mature minor doctrine” allowing teens to make medical decisions without parental consent, including COVID-19 vaccination.
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Some states have a legal framework allowing “mature minors” to make their own health care decisions – but they apply it in different ways, and some don’t have it at all.
People fleeing their homes travel on the Kandahar-Kabul highway, amid the deepening crisis in Afghanistan.
Indonesia, as well as many other countries that will see an increase in Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, will be put to a test of humanity and will have to act quickly.
Police patrol outside the Embassy of Taiwan in Port-au-Prince on July 9, 2021, after 11 suspected assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse broke into its embassy in an attempt to flee.
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Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
Giant sea bass are listed as a critically endangered species.
The giant sea bass fishery collapsed long ago in the US, but that didn’t mean the species was endangered. New research shows these iconic fish have been thriving south of the border.
A third of American fathers work 50 or more hours a week, compared with less than 10% of Canadian fathers.
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A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.
Monkeypox can only be diagnosed through a laboratory test.
Recent developments have shown that Nigeria requires improved surveillance to keep other diseases like Monkeypox at bay while battling COVID-19.
Assisted migration may be a solution to climate-driven population damage.
Climate change is even worse than we expected - so is now the time for conservationists to take extreme measures to stem the extinction crisis?
Protesters in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia spread a huge Palestinian flag to show their support.
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China can play as a good mediator in this Israel-Palestine conflict
Candida auris can cause serious infections among patients in hospitals and other group medical care settings.
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Prevention may be the best way to cope with the worldwide wave of treatment-resistant fungal pathogens.
Not all tax havens come with fancy resorts and sun-drenched beaches.
The G-7 wants to set a minimum global tax rate, which would make it harder for countries to act as tax havens.
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The idea of friendship means very different things in Chinese and Euro-American traditions.
Two members of the G-7 exchange an elbow bump.
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The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
The British boost.
It has consequences for everything from voting rights at the IMF to international borrowing costs.
A ground crew member transports the COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX at Bole international airport in Addis Ababa.
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The inefficient vaccine allocation rules currently in place must be replaced by new cooperative institutional structures and more concrete steps by the Group of Twenty (G20) countries.
Eugene Cernan on the Moon, December 13, 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned flight to the Earth’s natural satellite.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
Protesters march and hold up posters along the streets of Hamilton to support anti racism and Black Lives Matter.
The Canadian response to racism south of the border can be described as an Americanization of Canadian history.
A community drive-thru distribution centre in Vallejo, California in June 2020.
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This is a transcript of episode 16 of The Conversation Weekly podcast The racial hunger gap in American cities and what do about it. In this episode, we look at some of the reasons behind racial disparities…