But herd immunity is not our only option. If we don’t vaccinate children, we may have to settle for lesser protection of the population.
With proof of vaccination likely to become mandatory for travel – and possibly other activities – a careful balancing of individual and collective rights will be essential.
As people are fully vaccinated, pre-pandemic travel patterns are slowly returning.
As global travel resumes, now is the perfect time to establish new conversations for what ethical travel might look like.
Play is especially important during the summer months, when kids tend to be less active.
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Public and community health experts highlight four ways that communities can collaborate to encourage physical activity and fun.
Teachers have shown great resilience and adaptability in the face of COVID.
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Women are often drawn to teaching because of the supposed life-work balance. Extreme workloads and inflexible school structures means too many quit early.
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Hand washing isn’t just ‘hygiene theatre’.
20-39 year olds are ‘peak spreaders’. If we vaccinate them, it reduces the risk for all of us.
Cash incentives are likely to be effective for people who are willing to get vaccinated, but haven’t done so yet. Freedom incentives could shift those who are unsure or unwilling.
It is bad practice to compensate people who choose not to do the right thing, and it can create expectations.
Just 3% of Asian Australians in a new survey say they have reported racist incidents to the Human Rights Commission. Worryingly, many say they also avoid certain situations out of fear of racism.
A worker cleans a bed in a hospital in Surabaya, East Java.
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Our latest study finds that the complexities of Indonesia’s COVID-19 data management have contributed to this problem.
The COVID pandemic is giving drug companies an opportunity to reset their image. So how did they get so big and their credibility sink so low?
If South Africa continues vaccinating at current rates, it would take over two years to reach the targeted coverage of 67% of the population.
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Any vaccine rollout plan that does not place the needs of people first, whether it involves the public or private sector or both, is bound to fail.
COVID-19 lockdowns have increased the need for ARV delivery in communities.
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There are currently 1.2 million Ugandans enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART). They are especially affected by the lockdown.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that our communities must be self-sustaining rather than reliant on volatile global value chains. Co-operatives bring resiliency self-determination to local economies.
The co-operative business model needs to be seriously considered and nurtured as a viable response to closing companies and lost jobs as a result of the pandemic.
For many people, park and playground closures during COVID-19 meant having even fewer exercise options.
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Socio-economic factors are major barriers to physical activity. New research suggests this is one more reason why disadvantaged people were at increased risk for COVID-19.
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If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what does that say about the EU?
Parents and caregivers may need to continue in the role of education facilitator and technology specialist this fall.
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Teachers and students are likely to use a lot more online learning tools than they did pre-pandemic even after in-person classes resume.
The best hope of beating the pandemic is to vaccinate as many people as soon as possible.
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When politicians and others speak about herd immunity, unfortunately, they are under the misconception that the current tools that we’ve got are adequate to eliminate the virus.
Research shows small rewards can make all the difference.