Tag Archives: كوفيد -19

3 preguntas clave sobre la nueva variante del coronavirus detectada en Reino Unido

Una nueva variedad del coronavirus identificada en Reino Unido está generando alarma en todo el mundo. Desde que las autoridades británicas anunciaron su existencia la semana pasada numerosos países han cancelado los vuelos procedentes de Reino Unido y los gobiernos de Inglaterra y Escocia impusieron una nueva y estricta cuarentena que afecta a millones de personas en medio de las …

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Coronavirus vaccines: how will we know when life can go back to normal?

Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths, UCL The first people have begun to receive vaccines in the UK and US as part of mass vaccination campaigns to immunise people against COVID-19. Excitement is building – finally, the end of the coronavirus crisis is in sight. Since early December, elderly patients and health workers in 50 hospitals across the UK have been given the vaccine …

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Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Lucy van Dorp, UCL A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in parts of the UK. The government has placed some regions including London under new, stricter coronavirus restrictions, known as Tier 4. People in Tier 4 areas will not be able to gather with …

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Conspiracy theories may seem irrational – but they fulfill a basic human need

Shutterstock/Lightspring Lisa Bortolotti, University of Birmingham and Anna Ichino, University of Milan There has been a proliferation of conspiracy theories about COVID-19 that either reject the existence of the virus altogether or question the official account of its origins, its mode of transmission, its effects and its remedies. Many of these theories are highly implausible and harmful and it has …

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What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and how to change their minds

Marina Biryukova/Shutterstock Helen Wall, Edge Hill University; Alex Balani, Edge Hill University, and Derek Larkin, Edge Hill University While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing a mask to help prevent viral transmission has become more or less mandatory globally. Though many people embrace mask wearing and adhere to public health …

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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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