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Coronavirus vaccine: what we know so far – a comprehensive guide by academic experts

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M-Foto/Shutterstock Rob Reddick, The Conversation Since the early days of the pandemic, attention has focused on producing a vaccine for COVID-19. With one, it’s hoped it will be able to suppress the virus without relying purely on economically challenging control measures. Without one, the world will probably have to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease. It’s unlikely the coronavirus …

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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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Has the coronavirus proved a crisis too far for Europe’s far-right outsiders?

France’s Marine Le Pen has failed to make an impact during the pandemic. EPA/Yoan Valat

Georgios Samaras, King’s College London In recent years, far-right political parties in Europe have capitalised on crises to build their support bases. Many have made it to positions of power as a result of these efforts. The financial crisis of 2008, the refugee crisis that began in 2014 and the ongoing debate around climate change have all provided opportunities to …

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Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan Marta Favara, University of Oxford; Alan Sánchez, University of Oxford; Catherine Porter, Lancaster University, and Douglas Scott, University of Oxford For many young people around the world, the economic effects of lockdown policies have been more significant than the health impacts of …

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