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Should people who have recently had COVID be vaccinated?

Matt Webster, Anglia Ruskin University A recent report from Public Health England showed that 83% of people who had had COVID were protected from reinfection five months later. Given that 3.7 million people in the UK have had COVID, should those with antibodies be at the back of the vaccine queue? With the current high death rate, rising case numbers, …

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6 ways to help kids express their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic through art

Through creativity, children make sense of the world. (Dragos Gontariu/Unsplash) Nikki Martyn, University of Guelph-Humber The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communities or extended family. Children have likely had conversations about the virus and what they can …

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Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Establishing public trust is now central to any decisions regarding the inoculation of our child population. (Shutterstock) Michael Hefferon, Queen’s University, Ontario As COVID-19 vaccination for adults rolls out, it’s time to consider the wisdom (or otherwise) of vaccinating our children. Indications to vaccinate a child population could include: A pandemic causing severe and widespread illness/mortality in the child population. …

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