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Who should get the coronavirus vaccine first? France and the UK have different answers

esfera/Shutterstock Laurence Roope, University of Oxford; Philip Clarke, University of Oxford, and Raymond Duch, University of Oxford Not long after Pfizer and BioNTech announced in a press release that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate has over 90% efficacy, British politicians began discussing an imminent roll-out – before Christmas, according to health minister Matt Hancock. On the other side of the English …

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6 ways to build motivation to do your schoolwork now that you’re forced to learn online at home

Breaking down big projects into smaller tasks helps. PhotoAlto/Michele Constantini/Getty Images Ryan Korstange, Middle Tennessee State University Even in normal circumstances, it can be hard to get motivated to do your schoolwork. But these are not normal circumstances. The switch to remote instruction caused by COVID-19 has been unsettling. Patterns have changed. Habits have been disrupted. Remote classes are simply …

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Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

Jimmy Whitworth, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of a long winter ahead as COVID-19 and influenza put the squeeze on hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In response to the threat presented by the second wave, European countries …

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Working from home during COVID-19: What do employees really want?

How do people really feel about working from home? (Corinne Kutz/Unsplash) Johanna Weststar, Western University; Carolyn Troup, Griffith University; David Peetz, Griffith University; Ioana Ramia, UNSW; Sean O’Brady, McMaster University; Shalene Werth, University of Southern Queensland; Shelagh Campbell, University of Regina, and Susan Ressia, Griffith University Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, there has been lots of talk about how people …

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COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

The TRIPS waiver enables WTO member states to manufacture and distribute COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents. (Pixabay) Ronald Labonte, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa and Mira Johri, Université de Montréal Since the birth of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, most member states have had to abide by the Agreement on Trade Related …

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COVID-19 vaccines are coming – how will we know they work and are safe?

Adam Kleczkowski, University of Strathclyde Pfizer and BioNTech have just released interim results of their COVID-19 vaccine trial. Although it is not the only vaccine in the late stages of testing, the large size and careful design of the trial, not to mention the promising results, have caused understandable enthusiasm around the world. As we get nearer the long-awaited start …

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Domestic abuse and mental ill-health: twin shadow pandemics stalk the second wave

MIA Studio/Shutterstock Michaela Rogers, University of Sheffield and Parveen Azam Ali, University of Sheffield The coronavirus crisis has been stalked by two shadow pandemics – one of domestic abuse and one of mental health. Since the first outbreak of the virus, numerous reports have highlighted a marked increase in forms of domestic violence and abuse, especially intimate partner violence and …

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Pfizer COVID vaccine: promising results – here’s what needs to happen next

hedgehog94/Shutterstock Anne Moore, University College Cork Preliminary data from the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine trial suggests it provides 90% efficacy at preventing the disease. At the very least, this news will result in a large sigh of relief across the vaccine community. It signifies a breakthrough – it’s the first announcement that a vaccine can protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection in humans. …

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