Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Sylvia Jones in conversation at Queen’s Park, the day after Ontario’s chief medical officer of health ‘strongly recommended’ mask wearing.
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In 2020, with adult ICUs at risk of being overwhelmed, we wore masks and accepted restrictions. Now pediatric intensive care is at risk. Will leaders follow the evidence and tell us to mask up?
Model of an influenza virus. Flu season is expected to make a big comeback this year.
Flu and COVID-19 are expected to make headway during the current respiratory virus season. The best way to stay healthy is vaccination in conjunction with personal protective measures.
Red mitochondria in airway cells become coated with green SARS-COV-2 proteins after viral infection: Researchers discovered that the virus that causes COVID-19 damages lungs by attacking mitochondria.
COVID-19 causes lung injury and lowers oxygen levels in patients because the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks cells’ mitochondria. This attack is a throwback to a primitive war between viruses and bacteria.
Some human coronaviruses cause seasonal colds or other mild symptoms. Others can be severe and even fatal.
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The enigmatic envelope protein seems to hold the key to understanding why some human coronaviruses cause more severe disease than others.
Anti-Asian memes spread on TikTok during the pandemic, and the potential for harm is real. It’s about time platforms scrutinised such ‘humour’ more closely.
Ebola news was the top story in Nigeria in early August 2014.
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African media also emphasise the west as superior and Africa as inferior.
Family and household resources were critical to individuals who struggled with both employment income and savings during COVID-19.
Supports that were crucial in helping Canadians with disabilities stay afloat during COVID-19 are no longer available, causing concern from many about their economic future.
Funding research is essential to meet future health challenges.
Canadian scientists have made significant contributions during the pandemic response, including vital roles in developing COVID-19 vaccines. But underfunding puts the future of science in Canada at risk.
Since immunity from COVID vaccination begins to wane over time, it’s important that everyone, irrespective of age, receives their boosters as soon as they are eligible to do so.
Approximately 30% of people who get COVID-19 develop long-term symptoms, or long COVID-19.
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A new study finds that misdirected immune responses can persist for months in those who are suffering from long COVID-19.
Nepalese girls rest for observation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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The impacts of COVID-19 must be incorporated into women, peace and security planning in order to improve the lives of women and girls in postwar countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Googling symptoms to self-diagnose is not the same as virtual health care.
Searching symptoms online has become so common there is a name for the condition of health anxiety induced by self-diagnosis on the internet: Cyberchondria.
The only credible explanation for Scott Morrison personally installing himself, as an undisclosed ministerial partner, in several portfolios is the former prime minister’s passion for control.
For the lab leak theory to be true, SARS-CoV-2 must have been present in the Wuhan Institute of Virology before the pandemic started. But there’s not a single piece of data suggesting this.
Although Sweden was hit hard by the first wave, its total excess deaths during the first two years of the pandemic was among the lowest in Europe.
COVID-19 patients receive oxygen as they lie in their beds in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Machakos, Kenya, in August 2021.
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A major lesson from the COVID-19 pandemic is the need to decolonize transnational governance so that the world is better able to handle both future and current global crises.
The key to a successful trip is to properly plan for it.
Travelling has many health benefits, like recovering from mental and physical fatigue, improving household relationships and making people happier.
Globally, sex workers have been left to fend for themselves during the pandemic with little to no support from the government.
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Societally, we need to recognize that sex workers have agency and deserve the same respect, dignity and aid as any other person selling their labour.
Data suggests most of the time infection results in either no symptoms or very mild disease for cats and dogs. And the duration of their symptoms, if they get them, may be very short.
The new BA.5 subvariant has caused a sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations throughout much of the United States.
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Face masks are still an effective way to help stop the spread of the BA.5 subvariant.