Data from the UK, where the Delta variant is dominant, suggest many people with COVID-19 are experiencing cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose and a sore throat.
Two public health nurses vaccinate adults at a polio clinic in Southey, Sask. in 1960.
(Canadian Nurses Association fonds. Library and Archives Canada)
At the height of polio and H1N1, Canadians were keen to get vaccinated, but vaccine enthusiasm waned once the crisis had passed — what does that mean for COVID-19?
Crises disrupt our expectations for the future, thereby affecting our emotions, planning behaviours and identities.
When a crisis like COVID-19 disrupts expectations for the future, it also disrupts how health messaging works. Advertising research shows three ways that health campaigns can succeed in a crisis.
The plight of women who had to give birth alone during the pandemic is a good starting point to discuss a better childbirth experience for all women.
Federal officials have repeatedly touted Canada’s border measures during COVID-19 as among the most stringent in the world.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Pressure is mounting to reopen the Canada-U.S. border, but there are risks. How well those risks are managed may be the difference between pandemic recovery or a fourth wave of COVID-19.
Despite fake news commonly being cited as a danger to society, very little research has been conducted on its ability to alter what people think.
Podcast with Michelle Grattan: the return to lockdown.
Michelle Grattan discusses politics with politics + society editor, Amanda Dunn
With higher rates of vaccination, the current COVID outbreaks may have been more easily managed.
Even well-intended studies can cause harm through the nocebo effect.
Toronto Public Health’s tool kit for COVID-19 prevention in congregate living settings contains few references to ventilation, air filtration and other measures to prevent airborne transmission.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Because COVID-19 is airborne, we can’t know if the shelter system is as safe as it should be without seeing metrics related to ventilation, filtration and occupancy.
The intrusion of school into families’ private spaces through online learning created tensions for families.
It takes a village to raise a child, but the pandemic showed teachers and parents have different roles.
Jim Steele/Alamy Stock Photo
Despite having left people more exposed to the delta variant now, the strategy helped protect the most vulnerable during the second wave, so was the right call.
There’s always an element of ‘hindsight being 20/20’ whenever we’re evaluating a lockdown.
NSW sits on a knife edge, with the coming day to show whether it’s in for a nasty but brief pause on activity, like the recent Victorian lockdown, or something much more serious, writes Michelle Grattan
Why are Ontario reopening rules treating live arts like a luxury instead of something critical?
5 ways to support safe live performance re-openings as we emerge from COVID-19.
For some queer people, time at home has meant time away from communities and friends that recognize and support their gender and sexual identities.
(Zackary Drucker/The Gender Spectrum Collection)
Pandemic experiences for queer people were marked not only by loneliness but new possibilities and connections that will shape their lives when the world reopens.
Protecting the “heartwork,” of educators means protecting their emotional and mental health based on recognizing that holistic and passionate investment in work is an asset that also implies vulnerability.
“June-tired” has taken on a whole new meaning for educators this year. What can be done this summer to help them recharge and recover?
Two doses have always been more protective than one, but the delta variant has made the benefit of a second vaccine much greater.
New DNA evidence shows humans may have been battling coronaviruses for longer than recorded history.
A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines supplied by COVAX, the vaccine-sharing programme, arriving in Timor Leste.
World leaders have called for an end to the pandemic – but the numbers don’t add up.