If we think about the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout to date, and factor in how social norms tend to diffuse, then there's good reason to be optimistic.
It is unlikely that we will reach full herd immunity for COVID-19. However, we are likely to reach a practical kind of herd immunity through vaccination.
A new paper suggests that plant- and fish-based diets lessen the chance of developing severe symptoms – but hold off from becoming vegetarian or pescatarian for now.
Why it's important to pay attention to evolutionary theory when considering population health.
Free doughnuts and lotteries may drive some people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. But for those who are afraid of needles, other interventions may be necessary.
Local institutions and community bonds forged during the turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s helped a vulnerable neighborhood walloped by the pandemic endure.
Community pharmacies and pharmacists are important resources in Australia's vaccine rollout, and right now they're being under-utilised.
Though the British prime minister has called on countries to share more doses internationally, the UK may continue to prioritise its domestic rollout.
Accounts of previous epidemics – by Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe and Katherine Porter – warn of mistakes that we risk repeating.
Scientists have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 can evade neutralising antibodies by fusing cells.
Picture yourself at the gym. It might be confined, people are huffing and puffing, everyone is moving around. And that's before you hit the showers and change room.
If you have risk factors around blood clots, heart attack or stroke, this should actually be an impetus to get vaccinated sooner rather than later.
Corporations need to weigh up significant risks against wider benefits.
Despite calls to use them, traditional cost-benefit calculations haven't featured in the UK's lockdown decisions.
Denial and deception can be harmful weapons with lethal consequences, neither logic or law is on the side of 'freedom' rallies.
The failure of for-profit long-term care homes to protect residents during the pandemic is well-known. But non-profits also under-performed governments in preventing COVID-19 deaths.
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History tells us the public will tolerate risk of harm from a vaccine if their fear of the disease exceeds their fear of the vaccine.
The course offers a model for teaching about complex problems, and underlines the critical role of university learning, research and outreach in understanding and addressing them.
In post-pandemic Canada, the media will play a big role in shaping public understanding of labour conditions. A future of work that is safe and equitable requires the voices of workers.