A migrant covered with a blanket passes in front of dumped garbage outside the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, Jan. 21, 2020.
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Based on how other diseases have moved through refugee camps, there is an urgent need to protect refugees in camps and informal settlements from COVID-19.
The Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia are a unique and rich site for preserved fossils.
A very early mammal ancestor is one of the most recent discoveries at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia. This new finding sheds further light on theories of mammalian evolution.
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Rather than dreaming about revolutionary fantasies, the movement for worker liberation is proceeding with a quiet grassroots revolution.
Bats are key pollinators and seed-spreaders, and keep pests away.
Bats get a lot of negative press, but they also make positive contributions to the environment and to our lives.
Les mères ressentent la pression de devoir à la fois travailler et assumer la plupart des tâches parentales.
La fermeture des écoles et des services de garde en raison de la pandémie a eu un impact sur les mères universitaires. Elles sont moins en mesure de mener des recherches et d’écrire des articles.
Home health worker Mass Joof adjusts the pillow for Eric McGuire in Franklin, Mass., on March 25, 2020.
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Home health care is a much trickier question after COVID-19, and that becomes an issue for millions of older people who rely on home health care, as well as the workers who care for them.
Mothers are feeling the burn of having to both work and take on most parenting duties.
As schools and daycares are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, academic mothers are finding themselves less able to conduct research and write articles.
The US and its allies are demanding answers over how COVID-19 became a pandemic. But instead of pointing fingers at China, the inquiry should focus on scientific clues to help us thwart future disasters.
A market area in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, crowded with people despite the coronavirus pandemic, May 12, 2020.
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COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world's richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.
Students in an after-school drama club in Athens rehearse their performance about the refugee crisis, March 2017.
Despite hardships, youth are rallying to build a new vision for the planet. The rest of us should join them.
Scotland is making strides in improving its population’s social and physical well-being — by taking children’s early learning and care outside.
Scotland is undertaking a child-care initiative to double the number of fully funded child-care hours available to parents, and outdoor play is part of it.
By using technology to curb the spread of COVID-19, governments undertake the risky venture of undermining human rights.
As governments consider the use of surveillance technologies to trace and contain the spread of COVID-19, it is important to consider human rights in the implementation.
A Kashmiri Muslim man offers prayers on the banks of Dal Lake on the second day of Ramadan during lockdown in Srinagar, Indian occupied Kashmir, April 26, 2020.
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Although the United Nations has called for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, Kashmiris are bracing for a new wave of violence as India accelerates its settler-colonial ambitions.
Caution tape is pictured surrounding a children’s play structure in North Vancouver, B.C., March 23, 2020.
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One father was fined for rollerblading with kids in a parking lot, while other families hit the cottage. Families' backyard or property status should not determine kids' right to outdoor play.
A worker from Sanctuary, a Christian charitable organization, tends to homeless people in their tents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on April 28, 2020.
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Canadian and American religious groups are responding very differently to coronavirus public health measures. Why? In Canada, health care is more widely regarded as a public good and a right.
The feedback from regular readers was better than the feedback from professional economists.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo are reflected in a computer screen showing date on Canada’s COVID-19 situation during a news conference in Ottawa on April 13, 2020.
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Gathering race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is essential for Indigenous communities, racialized people and those with disabilities and mental health challenges.
A nurse puts on personal protective equipment before entering a patient’s room in a COVID-19 intensive care unit.
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In Ontario, the task of deciding which treatments to use for COVID-19 patients falls to two committees that weigh the evidence and choose which drugs to use, and how to manage critical illness.
Anthony Fauci, left, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks with Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, before testifying at a congressional hearing in March. Fauci has had a higher public profile during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Those who work in the background to keep everyone healthy — public health nurses, health inspectors, laboratory techs and epidemiologists — deserve recognition in the fight against COVID-19.
Is a face mask used to help block coronavirus really that different from a niqab?
Now that face masks are being used to help fight the spread of COVID-19, it has caused some to look anew at discrimination against Muslim women who wear niqabs.