Protection from infection wanes over time. So boosters will offer extra protection and hopefully reduce the spread of the virus even further.
A recent survey reveals only limited employee support for workplace vaccine mandates, underlining how challenging the policy will be for lawmakers and employers.
Who gets scarce life-saving resources when hospitals are overwhelmed? And how are these decisions made? State and territory governments are yet to answer these difficult questions.
Even if Alberta was motivated to increase vaccination rates through direct government intervention, the measures may not succeed given conservatives’ lack of faith in the province, the premier and the cabinet.
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We surveyed Albertans, and while most were vaccinated, we found certain groups were less likely to be vaccinated than others. Those being people facing economic hardship and political affiliation.
Medical workers carry the body of a COVID-19 patient at Martini Hospital in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia.
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Satellite imagery can help to get data in fragile, crisis-affected situations.
Ivermectin is vital for controlling a number of neglected tropical diseases, but mixed messaging and reported side-effects from its misuse against COVID could turn patients off it.
Free bagged lunches are ready for distribution at a public school in Fayette, Miss., on March 3, 2021.
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A recent survey finds that the pandemic made it harder for many US households to put food on the table. It also changed the ways in which people buy and store food.
UV light at most wavelengths can kill COVID–19.
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UV lights come in a variety of different wavelengths, but not all are equally effective at disinfection. Researchers tested a number of commercially available lights to find the best.
South Africa has extended COVID-19 vaccination to adolescents between 12 and 17 years old.
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Countries like the United States, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Switzerland have already vaccinated many millions of adolescents and their experience will guide countries that follow suit.
A cross-party, parliamentary oversight committee would ensure the government’s wide powers are exercised in an accountable way.
Shipping containers are moved from the Fairview Cove Container Terminal In Halifax in May 2021.
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The world needs robust supply chains that are founded on sustainability, collaboration, trust, transparency, visibility and diversification of supply.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, with its spike proteins shown in blue.
This new sub-variant of the delta has gained a foothold in the UK.
People take a selfie after receiving a COVID vaccine at an Aboriginal vaccination Hub in Whalan, west of Sydney.
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There have been many barriers for Aboriginal communities to access the vaccine during the pandemic. Despite this, communities are taking the lead in ensuring everyone gets vaccinated.
Keeping mentally, physically and socially active helps people with dementia maintain their brain and thinking. But in lockdown, when people with dementia did less, this can lead to a decline.
We shouldn’t aim to let infections run wild. We should aim to ensure most Australians never encounter the virus at all, or if they do, to not be infected by it.
If you catch COVID-19 at work in Australia, you do have rights to leave and compensation, depending on your employment status
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, an Ottawa family doctor who hosted several pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics, speaks in Ottawa in August 2021 during JabaPalooza, a rally calling on Ontario to adopt a provincial COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
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The decisions of medical health-care professionals like doctors and nurse practitioners are more legally significant than ever before since they are determining vaccination exemptions.
At the beginning of the 12-day celebration of life ceremony, Elder Wendy Phillips performs a smudge.
Was participating in ceremony despite pandemic restrictions an act of Indigenous resistance and resurgence and did it reflect reassertion of nationhood and self-determination?
Discuss with your doctor whether or not you need a booster – and if so, which vaccine will work best for you.
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As boosters are authorized for all three COVID-19 shots available in the US, the ability to swap out vaccine types looks to be a boon to the immune system.
The burden of dealing with plastic waste tends to fall on the shoulders of developing countries.
Women and girls in low-income countries are disproportionately likely to be affected by the plastic waste that’s flooding our planet.