A seasonal migrant worker is seen in the Niagara area earlier this spring.
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Migrant workers are not inherently more vulnerable to COVID-19, nor more likely to be carrying it than Canadians. Yet our treatment of them this year stigmatizes them and puts them at risk.
For the people who do show symptoms of COVID-19, what are they and why do they differ?
While primarily a protective measure, the COVID-19 mask has also become a symbol of good citizenship, but wearing a mask safely in public may require white privilege.
In the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a protective mask signifies a commitment to the social and collective good of society. But that changes when a face mask is worn by Black and racialized people.
The ban on the sale of alcohol has been partially lifted, but tobacco remains prohibited.
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South Africa’s lockdown rules started with high legitimacy. But it has been eroded and has now dissolved.
Removing social medicine from the education of medical students would be to their detriment - as well as their future patients. I would propose a photo illustrating more social medicine than biostatistic sciences
Rather than blank boarded-up storefronts, artists in Vancouver have created murals to offer inspiration, public health messaging and beauty during the coronavirus pandemic. This one is by Will Phillips.
During COVID-19, boarded-up storefronts host various new types of inspirational, informational and decorative murals that should be read critically as representing political agendas for the future.
A family enjoy a film at a new drive-in cinema in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
High-density poverty in urban areas exists largely not by accident, but by design.
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High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.
Land reform can assist in creating more employment-intensive farming systems
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When South Africa eventually emerges from the fog of the COVID-19 crisis, structural reform, including land reform, will be high on the political agenda as never before.
California was one of the first states to enact shelter-in-place orders.
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Four researchers studied California's shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here's what they found.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
It's more important than ever for families to develop new routines for staying physically and mentally healthy – and to address the part screens play in our lives.
Emergency medical technicians bring a patient into Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn on April 6, 2020 in New York.
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While African Americans account for about 14% of the US population, they have accounted for about 60% of deaths from the virus. Several physicians offer an idea they think could help.
Richard Byma from By-Acre farms in Sussex County, New Jersey, tends to his Holstein herd.
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Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.
Churches have to weigh the risk to congregants in opening too soon.
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Justices have lent weight to state officials who want churches to remain closed until the public health crisis is over. But not every place of worship is following the rules.
Ladijane Sofia da Concecão, one of millions of unemployed housekeepers in Brazil, accepts a food donation from a friend in São Paulo, May 7, 2020.
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Maids were among Brazil's earliest COVID-19 victims, infected by employers who had been to Italy. Now 39% of Brazilian 'domésticas' have been let go, most without severance or sick leave.
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Between a third and half of Europe's population died from the Black Death.
Dance of Death, Michael Wolgemut (1493).
It is generally assumed that this disease-control technique goes back to the 1840s, but it's actually much older.
The Triumph of Death, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1562.
A medieval historian and business studies expert discuss how pandemics past and present impact on big business.
Incomes climbed as we snapped our wallets shut in the March quarter. The June quarter will be much, much worse.