Tag Archives: فيروس كورونا

Four strange COVID symptoms you might not have heard about

ShotPrime Studio/Shutterstock Vassilios Vassiliou, University of East Anglia; Ranu Baral, University of East Anglia, and Vasiliki Tsampasian, University of East Anglia Well over two years into the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of COVID cases continue to be recorded around the world every day. With the rise of new variants, the symptoms of COVID have also evolved. Initially, the NHS regarded …

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COVID: how anti-vaccine influencers exploit mothers

Cookie Studio/Shutterstock Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Michael James Walsh, University of Canberra Opposition to vaccination has existed for as long as vaccination itself. Ever since widespread smallpox vaccination began in the early 1800s, there have been cycles of questioning the safety and efficacy of particular vaccines. The media has played a primary role in publicising these …

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Deltacron: what scientists know so far about this new hybrid coronavirus

Naeblys/Shutterstock Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin In many countries, as restrictions lift and freedoms are restored, there’s a general feeling that the pandemic is over. There is, however, still the significant concern that a dangerous new variant could emerge. This happened when omicron arrived, but we got lucky with that one. Omicron turned out to be more transmissible, but mercifully …

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Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

Cavan-Images/Shutterstock Ruth Ogden, Liverpool John Moores University and Patricia Kingori, University of Oxford It’s been two years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID outbreak a pandemic, and since then, people around the world have been asking the same thing: when will it end? This seems like a simple question, but historical analysis shows that “the end” of …

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‘We suppressed our scientific imagination’: four experts examine the big successes and failures of the COVID response so far

Andrew Lee, University of Sheffield; KK Cheng, University of Birmingham; Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester, and Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford The World Health Organization declared COVID a pandemic on March 11 2020. In the two years since, countries have diverged on their containment strategies, introducing many different ways of mitigating the virus, to varying effect. Here, four health experts …

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COVID reinfections: are they milder and do they strengthen immunity?

illpaxphotomatic/Shutterstock Paul Hunter, University of East Anglia We’ve known since early on in the pandemic that COVID reinfections could occur. One of the first reinfections reported was in a 33-year-old man from Hong Kong. His initial infection was diagnosed on March 26 2020, with his second infection, with a genetically distinct virus, being diagnosed 142 days later. Since then reports …

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La pandemia desde una mirada infantil

Nahia Idoiaga Mondragon, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Amaia Eiguren Munitis, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Maitane Picaza Gorrotxategi, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; María Dosil-Santamaría, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Naiara Berasategui Sancho, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Naiara Ozamiz Etxebarria, Universidad del País …

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5 strategies employers can use to address workplace mental health issues

Many workers are stressed out. Symphonie/The Image Bank via Getty Images Patricia L. Haynes, University of Arizona COVID-19 has inflicted a serious mental health toll on many U.S. workers. Like other Americans, workers have lost loved ones, connections to friends and family, and the comforts of their daily social rhythms. The pandemic has also imposed a unique set of stresses …

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Whose freedom is the ‘freedom convoy’ fighting for? Not everyone’s

A person holds a sign for the “freedom convoy” a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Gerald Walton, Lakehead University The so-called “freedom convoy” has captured worldwide attention as a minority of truckers and their supporters have asserted their right to assemble and oppose …

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