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In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their ‘civic responsibility’.
Support for Scott Morrison and the government have slumped in Newspoll, in a major backlash against the botched vaccine rollout.
Hundreds of residents of Toronto’s M3N postal code, a hotspot for COVID-19 infections, line up at a pop-up vaccine clinic on In April 2021.
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Hotspot neighbourhoods with greater COVID-19 risk exposure continued to have higher infection rates even when they achieved vaccination levels equal to lower-risk neighbourhoods.
The freedom of going mask-free is still a ways off for kids under age 12.
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As many teens and adults in the US restart their social lives, parents of children under the age of 12 wonder when their kids will also be able to experience the freedom that comes with vaccination.
A philosopher of public health ponders whether taking your mask off on July 19 is like punching someone in the face or like riding a bike.
Some deaths among the vaccinated are to be expected given how high the threat of COVID-19 is to older people.
Instructional sign, Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Until wonder is welcomed in all workplaces, the health of our society and our capacity to imagine new alternatives is contingent on the ability to experience and refine wonder in artistic spaces.
Anti-vaxxers protest outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s official residence in Albany, New York in June 2020.
Vaccine resistance movements have always been led by white, middle-class voices and promoted by structures of racial inequality.
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How the public thinks and feels about restrictions is far more complicated and conflicted than is typically reported.
As the Delta strain escalated our COVID experience to a new stage of national disruption, Scott Morrison has been under a form of political house arrest, driven by circumstances and choice, writes Michelle Grattan
Traffic in Jakarta has decreased significantly after the Indonesia government has restricted population mobility to reduce the spread of COVID-19, 4 July 2021.
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Two things contribute to increased COVID-19 cases in several countries in Southeast Asia: human mobility and activities and the spreading of new coronavirus variants.
The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in Canada sits ready for use at The Michener Institute in Toronto in mid-December 2020, less than a year from when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
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If Big Pharma wants to achieve the ultimate image makeover, it must capitalize on the current public good will about its COVID-19 vaccines by prioritizing socially responsible practices.
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The latest UK data shows that nearly two-thirds of people who died of COVID between February 1 and June 21 had been vaccinated.
If people feel a sense of duty to their local community, they’re more likely to protect themselves and others by taking a COVID-19 vaccine.
Governments in the west repeatedly failed the public when it came to masks.
Infection from the coronavirus can produce weaker immunity than vaccination.
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COVID-19 vaccination produces a more consistent immune response than a past infection. With the delta variant, the difference in protection may be even greater.
COVID-19 will always be a very different disease to the flu. We should aim to stamp it out like measles, not let it spread.
A sculpture of two saints meeting and embracing embodies the importance of touch in Renaissance culture as a form of devotion and ultimately a way to access the divine.
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After a year of pandemic social distancing, we know touch is a much-desired privilege. In the Italian Renaissance, people longed to touch not only each other, but also religious sculptures.
A picturesque image of the Kingston, Ont. waterfront at sunset.
Throughout the pandemic we can see that place brands have evolved and those likely to survive are the ones that were already well established to begin with or ones that are more flexible.
So long as vaccines are readily available, vaccine passports can be made to be fair.