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Coronavirus is spreading rapidly through workplaces – here’s what is needed to make them safer

El Nariz/Shutterstock Andrew Watterson, University of Stirling The small town of Watton, Norfolk recently held the unfortunate title of having England’s highest rate of infection with COVID-19 relative to population size, following an outbreak at a food factory. Despite varying degrees of lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic, many people in the UK are still going in to their workplaces. …

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Why COVID makes it more important than ever that pregnant (and breastfeeding) women take vitamin D

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Hazel Flight, Edge Hill University Vitamin D, often known as the “sunshine vitamin”, is normally obtained through exposure of our skin to the sun. The Department of Health recommends that everyone in the UK should take a supplement of vitamin D during the winter months (October to March), as there is insufficient UV light for our bodies to manufacture …

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Man with flu-COVID infection found in the US – but he’s not the first

David Courtney, Queen’s University Belfast As many of us get closer to our first COVID-19 winter, we have many things to feel optimistic about: vaccine results are on the horizon, mortality rates for those infected have fallen and established therapeutic strategies, such as treatment with the antiviral drug remdesivir, seem to be reducing illness. Unfortunately, winter also brings with it …

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How viral song Jerusalema joined the ranks of South Africa’s greatest hits

A group of colleagues taking up the viral #JerusalemaDanceChallenge in Cape Town. NIC BOTHMA/EPA-EFE Akhona Ndzuta, University of Fort Hare There’s something seemingly novel about a song from South Africa going viral to the extent that the 2019 house music song Jerusalema has done in 2020. The song is performed by musician and producer Master KG and vocalist Nomcebo Zikode. …

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Low funding for universities puts students at risk for cycles of poverty, especially in the wake of COVID-19

Particularly during an economic crisis, graduating from university should not sentence students to a lifetime of debt. (Shutterstock) Tracy Smith-Carrier, Western University Post-secondary education has consistently been linked to the promise of a better life. Graduating from post-secondary study has been identified as the single most important factor affecting intergenerational mobility. Yet, several factors at play today show how this …

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Six evidenced-based ways to look after your mental health during a second lockdown

How to be resilient when everything feels out of control. Timothy Kuiper/Shutterstock Christian van Nieuwerburgh, University of East London Already experiencing pandemic fatigue, many of us feel ill-prepared for another lockdown. Yet this is what we must do, and maybe not for the last time. The problem is, the pervasive effects of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed as a …

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What a Trump win or loss will mean for feminism

A woman holds a sign as she attends the Women’s March in downtown Chicago, Oct. 17, 2020. Dozens of Women’s March rallies were planned to signal opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Peggy Nash, Ryerson University In the United States, polls are pointing to a …

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How universities can ensure students still have a good experience, despite coronavirus

Kzenon/Shutterstock Helen Higson, Aston University As UK university students begin an academic year, they are experiencing a totally different way of life. Some have already found themselves in lockdown in their residences and are afraid they will not be getting some of the usual benefits of university education. Universities have a duty of care for students’ health and well-being, and …

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« L’épidémie avance et notre marge de manœuvre se réduit »

Si les mesures de distanciation et les gestes barrières sont massivement appliqués, on peut espérer infléchir la trajectoire de l’épidémie (photo prise sur un quai de tramway à Bordeaux, le 20 juillet 2020). Philippe Lopez / AFP Pascal Crépey, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) Pouvait-on s’attendre à l’aggravation de l’épidémie de Covid-19 ? Avec une telle dynamique, comment …

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Vulnérabilité à la Covid-19 : que sait-on des différences entre hommes et femmes ?

Catherine Vidal, Inserm Dans la plupart des régions du monde, les chiffres sont saisissants : les hommes sont statistiquement plus nombreux à mourir de la Covid-19 que les femmes. Aux États-Unis, à la mi-octobre, 54 % des décès dus au coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 concernaient des hommes, d’après les chiffres des Centres de contrôle des maladies. En France, selon le point épidémiologique hebdomadaire de Santé …

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