Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services.
It’s simply not “safe” for many Australians to come out of Scott Morrison’s proverbial cave until vaccination rates increase.
The British government has opted to press on with reopening and not wait for the number of fully vaccinated people to rise, while Japan introduces new restrictions ahead of the Olympics.
Existing rules, such as enforced table service in bars and restaurants, will be lifted in England on July 19.
When to reopen is a difficult decision that has required authorities to look for the least bad option.
In many cases, getting on a plane, attending a show or going to a store requires an app that proves you’ve been vaccinated.
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How do you prove that people have been vaccinated without putting their privacy at risk? The technology and best practices to make it happen exist. It’s far from clear, however, if they’re being used.
Jean McCarthy helps a first-grade student at South Boston Catholic Academy on Sept. 10, 2020.
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When a community reopens its schools and COVID-19 rates increase, other factors – not the reopening of schools – may still be to blame, new research finds.
It’s tempting to take a break from pandemic precautions.
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It’s draining and depressing to stay on high alert month after month after month. Understanding pandemic fatigue better might help you strengthen your resolve.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
Children are at risk of getting sick from coronavirus and need to practice social distancing and mask wearing too.
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Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.
Coughing, sneezing, talking and even just breathing can produce airborne particles that can spread SARS-CoV-2.
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SARS-CoV-2 can be spread through the air. But just how much of a factor that is has been hard to determine. Recent evidence suggests it is common, posing problems as public places begin to reopen.
Different mindsets about rules can lead to different behaviors.
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The divide transcends partisan bickering. Some people really do recoil at the imposition of strict rules, while others become anxious when rules aren’t followed.
Joggers at Manhattan Beach, California on May 17, 2020 wearing masks.
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Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it’s hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.