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.
Children wearing masks sit behind screened-in cubicles in their classroom at a Toronto school during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Full population-level protection against COVID-19 will require most adolescents and children to be vaccinated. There are ethical arguments for encouraging vaccination uptake through vaccine mandates.
A variant with a higher transmission rate is much more dangerous than one with just a higher fatality rate.
Super-spreader events typically have the ‘three Vs" in common: indoor venues, poor ventilation and vocalisation. But many buildings frequented by the public lack ventilation or the means to monitor it.
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The WHO has been criticised for being slow to recognise the scale of the COVID-9 pandemic. We suggest a new protocol on infectious diseases to help with faster data collection and more open sharing.
Many families have had a hard time since schools and day care centers had to shut their doors.
Kids become more vulnerable to maltreatment when their parents can’t secure child care or housing or get jobs.
Breastfeeding is important at all times, but even more so in emergencies.
WHO has said that countries must act to stop donations of infant formula in emergencies.
Policemen in Seattle, Washington, wearing masks made by the Red Cross, during the influenza pandemic, December 1918.
As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?
Preventing early skin to skin contact potentially disrupts newborn physiology.
The WHO recommends women should be encouraged to breastfeed straight after birth, for both the mothers’s and baby’s health, including increasing baby’s immunity.
If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a ski trip, expect it to look different this year. Some extra planning, however, can lower the coronavirus risk to you, your loved ones and the community.
A woman eats ice cream at Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City on May 30, 2020 in New York City. All 50 states have begun to reopen after weeks of stay-at-home measures.
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If coronavirus is still circulating, why are we safer now that social distancing measures have been relaxed? A public health expert explains.
Passengers onboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, from San Diego, California.
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Fear of flying means something altogether different in the age of the new coronavirus. Now the biggest concern is how to keep from becoming infected. If you must fly, here are some things to consider.