Stereotypes about the elderly having more than their fair share can be heightened during times of crisis when resources are seen to be scarce.
To reduce ageist perceptions of older people, we should encourage collectivist norms and the importance of acting for the common good.
From February 20, adults who haven’t had a COVID infection or COVID vaccine dose in the past six months are eligible for a booster, irrespective of how many previous doses they’ve had. So why get one?
As it became clear that the solution to the COVID pandemic would come from medical research, many people volunteered for human challenge trials.
COVID-19 emergency status prompted coordinated vaccination efforts by health care providers, paramedics, volunteers and others.
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President Joe Biden’s intention to end the national COVID-19 emergency will have long-lasting ripple effects on federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Indigenous patients who live in rural areas often have limited access to medical care.
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Unrelenting poverty, underemployment and historical trauma all contribute to the health challenges faced by Indigenous Americans.
Exemptions from funding cuts are needed to ensure trans and non-binary people can get medical care.
The closure of the virtual Connect-Clinic means fewer trans and non-binary people will get the vital health-care services they need.
Britain is now desperately short of workers in some sectors. Yet our interviews with 100 women aged 50 and over show how hard it is for them to find secure employment
There’s a common perception that supplements are harmless. But they can be dangerous at incorrect dosages.
We’re moving towards the ‘disease control’ phase of our response to COVID, which means learning to live with the virus. But significant challenges remain as authorities battle COVID fatigue.
Prof George Magoha, then Kenya’s cabinet secretary for Education, with school pupils and parents in Nairobi, in September 2019.
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Magoha’s impact is unmistakable in higher education, basic education, and in national examinations in Kenya.
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From low histamine to anti-inflammatory diets, people on social media have been touting a variety of eating patterns to help manage long COVID.
Research indicates that having a streamlined process makes a big difference.
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Evidence from Massachusetts suggests that a multistep process discourages enrollment. The findings could help policymakers stave off a sharp decline in coverage when COVID-19 policies change.
The cause of every death in Australia must be certified by a medical practitioner. If the cause of death is not clear, the death is reported to the state or territory coroner for investigation.
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A new review study has sought to understand the impact of the COVID pandemic on children’s school attainment.
Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many chronic diseases.
Factors such as having supportive family and friends, safer communities, positive school environments and adequate resources, are often associated with more physical activity.
The FDA advisory committee discussed vaccine safety, effectiveness of the current shots, potential seasonality of COVID-19 and more.
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Many questions remain about next steps for US vaccine policy. But the FDA advisory panel’s hearty endorsement of a single-composition COVID-19 vaccine represents a pivotal step.
There have been concerns that lunar new year may cause the current wave of COVID infections in China to spread much further and faster. But the worst has likely passed.
Clinically vulnerable people tended not to respond as well after the first and second shots, but their immunity rises to greater levels with a booster.
Intent to vaccinate cannot be used to predict uptake.
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Curbing vaccine hesitancy is as much a matter of acknowledging its social, historical, and cultural roots as it is of addressing its clinical dimensions.
An accurate count of COVID-19 deaths is critical both scientifically and politically.
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Taking into consideration the number of excess deaths caused by COVID-19 compared with pre-pandemic years is critical to getting an accurate accounting of the pandemic’s real toll.