Policymakers need to make sense of the data so as to predict and manage what's happening. To address this need, we developed a visualisation tool to track and predict country-level COVID-19 cases.
BCG has been used all over the world to protect against the development of TB.
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BCG remains the only widely available vaccine for TB. Yet the development of a COVID-19 vaccine over the last year shows that there is capacity to rapidly create new vaccines.
Vaccine confidence is essential if the pandemic is to be brought under control.
Vaccinating a population requires a proactive approach to health promotion and community preparedness.
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Hunger is not the cause of the current social upheaval. But, taken along with other deep-rooted structural inequalities, it provides additional fuel for socio-political conflagration.
Machine learning can change patient care in Nigeria for good.
Machine learning offers improved access to affordable testing and quality of care for those who are unaware of their hepatitis B status.
Statistical infrastructure can help improve everything from health care to politics.
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Data science infrastructure is sorely needed in many places. Doctors Without Borders brings medical help to nations in need, but similar efforts are relatively small for statistics.
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The good news is Victoria is more likely to reach zero case of community transmission sooner if vaccination rates pick up, even modestly.
Wildfires filled Seattle with smoke in September 2020.
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New research found that smoke from the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, carried high concentrations of lead. An environmental toxicologist explains what else you're breathing and how to stay safe.
The deaths have important symbolic value and have been associated with shifts in COVID-19 policies in some countries.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari shows his COVID-19 certificate after receiving his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in March 2021.
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Experts assess Nigeria's response to COVID-19 so far and express worry that the country does not appear to have learnt much; it isn't prepared for the next pandemic.
Increasing vaccination calls for a targeted approach.
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Nearly a quarter of survey participants were still hesitant about getting vaccinated. Some were not even open to persuasion. Communication campaigns must be tailored to the fears of sub-populations.
Child care insecurity can increase stress and anxiety and decrease quality of life.
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Child care insecurity has received much less attention than food insecurity, but it is similarly complex. And affordability is only one part of the problem.
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If you're in Sydney, the advice is for people to bring forward the timing of their second AstraZeneca shot, and for the under 60s to consider having it if they can't get hold of Pfizer.
Women’s need for contraception and contraceptive use must be an ongoing priority.
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Contrary to expectations, researchers found that overall contraceptive use increased in most settings.
A senior Aboriginal man is being vaccinated against COVID-19.
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As the delta strain spreads in Australia, there is increasing urgency to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are vaccinated.
Cholera outbreaks are more common in internally displaced persons camps
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Nigeria needs a multisectoral approach to break its annual cholera epidemic.
The research was conducted at the Zambia University Teaching Hospital morgue.
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To solve a problem like COVID-19, it is obviously essential to have accurate information about the true status of the situation.
Wearing masks, handwashing and sanitising were adopted quite quickly by South Africans.
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The first step of any public health response must be prevention. Preventing new infections and containing the pandemic protects health systems from getting close to collapse.
Is it possible for COVID-19 to help us shape a better world?
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South Africa is quite capable of delivering world-class healthcare to all its citizens. But this is constantly being hampered by an increasingly unconducive environment.