Tag Archives: فيروس كورونا

COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?

Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them. (Usplash/Vera Davidova)

Although cloth masks have been widely adopted, many people still have questions about them. (Usplash/Vera Davidova) Catherine Clase, McMaster University; Edouard Fu, Leiden University, and Juan Jesus Carrero, Karolinska Institute Face masks reduce the spread of viruses passed on from respiratory secretions. While cloth masks are imperfect, widespread use of an imperfect mask has the potential to make a big …

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Dispatch from a refugee camp during the COVID-19 pandemic

Migrants, most of them wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, gather outside the temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe as they wait to depart from Lesbos for mainland Greece on Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas)

Migrants, most of them wearing face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, gather outside the temporary refugee camp in Kara Tepe as they wait to depart from Lesbos for mainland Greece on Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Panagiotis Balaskas) Petra Molnar, York University, Canada and Kenya-Jade Pinto, York University, Canada When the COVID-19 pandemic first appeared, and we were …

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¿Conviene hacerse el sueco con el coronavirus?

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Shutterstock / OPOLJA Salvador Peiró, Fisabio La respuesta sueca a la COVID-19 ha sido mucho menos intensa que en cualquier otro país europeo, incluyendo sus vecinos nórdicos. Suecia no sólo eludió los confinamientos generalizados sino que mantuvo abierta la escuela primaria, continúa desaconsejando el uso de mascarillas (salvo situaciones específicas) y hasta hace poco mantenía sin aislar a los contactos …

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Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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Shutterstock Alan Bradshaw, Royal Holloway Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social orders where new conventions and senses of self and kinship are forming. They are finding that a brand new coronavirus culture is emerging, and with it, many unexpected questions. The …

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استراتيجية رياضية قد تُغيِّر طريقة إجراء اختبارات كورونا 

توفيرًا للوقت والمال، تستعين دول عديدة بتقنية “الاختبار الجماعي”، التي تقوم على فحص العينات المأخوذة من عدة أشخاص دفعةً واحدة. سمريتي مالاباتي Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02053-6 English article   يمكن دمج مسحات الأنف أو الحلق المأخوذة من عدة أشخاص في اختبار واحد. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty يرى العلماء أن من الضروري إجراء الفحوص التشخيصية على نطاقٍ واسع؛ من أجل السيطرة على انتشار فيروس كورونا …

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Stop telling students to study STEM instead of humanities for the post-coronavirus world

Australia’s move to increase fees for some university humanities courses reflects global trends towards market-friendly education that overlook what’s needed for human flourishing. Here, the University of Sydney. (Eriksson Luo/Unsplash)

Australia’s move to increase fees for some university humanities courses reflects global trends towards market-friendly education that overlook what’s needed for human flourishing. Here, the University of Sydney. (Eriksson Luo/Unsplash) Alan Sears, University of New Brunswick and Penney Clark, University of British Columbia Finally, someone has figured out how to put an end to students wasting their lives in the …

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Test rápidos de antígeno para frenar la segunda ola de COVID-19

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Shutterstock / Near D Krasaesom Vicente Soriano, UNIR – Universidad Internacional de La Rioja El repunte de casos de coronavirus confirmados por PCR ha frenado la vuelta a la normalidad tras el retorno de las vacaciones. Y cada día toma mayor fuerza el temor a un nuevo confinamiento. En estas circunstancias, la comercialización del test de antígeno del COVID-19 es …

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