Tag Archives: coronavirus

Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID – new study

VGstockstudio/Shutterstock Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford; Jose-Luis Jimenez, University of Colorado Boulder; Shelly Miller, University of Colorado Boulder, and Zhe Peng, University of Colorado Boulder Two years into the pandemic, most of us are fed up. COVID case rates are higher than they’ve ever been and hospitalisation rates are once again rising rapidly in many countries. Against this bleak picture, …

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Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes

Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes Brian Peppers, West Virginia University À la naissance, notre espèce est particulièrement vulnérable et le développement entamé dans le ventre maternel se poursuit lors de nos premières années de vie. À tous les niveaux. Tout comme nous devons apprendre à marcher, notre système immunitaire doit, lui, apprendre à se …

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Ciencia 2021: logramos vacunar pero olvidamos lo que significa una pandemia

Shutterstock / Jens Rother Sergio Ferrer Pérez, The Conversation El año pasado dejamos a nuestros protagonistas, la población entera del planeta Tierra, acorralados ante un nuevo coronavirus. Parecían a punto de ser derrotados por la pandemia de covid-19 cuando llegaron las primeras vacunas. Justo cuando terminaba 2020, las primeras dosis comenzaron a ser inyectadas en los brazos de algunos afortunados. …

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¿Está cambiando la pandemia la ciencia y la manera de comunicarla?

Shutterstock / Billion Photos José A. Plaza, Instituto de Salud Carlos III Se cumplen dos años del comienzo de la pandemia del SARS-CoV-2 y la COVID-19. La ciencia nunca había sido tan prolífica, ni tan mediática, durante tanto tiempo ni con tanta intensidad, una realidad que puede influir en cómo se desarrollan algunos cambios –que ya venían produciéndose o que …

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Omicron FAQ: How is it different from other variants? Is it a ‘super-variant?’ Can it evade vaccines? How transmissible is it?

The Omicron variant has been confirmed in all continents except Antarctica. (Pixabay/Canva) Dasantila Golemi-Kotra, York University, Canada Omicron, the first COVID-19 variant to have been upgraded to a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a matter of days, came on the radar of the Lancet Laboratory in South Africa, on Nov. 8, although it is …

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How mental health issues get stigmatized in South Asian communities: Culturally diverse therapy needed

South Asians in Canada have reported some of the highest mental health issues this year. Listen to our podcast where we discuss the challenges associated with the pressure of being a ‘model minority.’ (Shutterstock) Nawal Mustafa, University of Windsor A silent mental health crisis exists among South Asian communities. Many studies have shown that South Asian immigrants in Canada, the …

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Omicron may not be the final variant, but it may be the final variant of concern

Ben Krishna, University of Cambridge It is controversial whether viruses are alive, but – like all living things – they do evolve. This fact has become abundantly clear during the pandemic, as new variants of concern have emerged every few months. Some of these variants have been better at spreading from person to person, eventually becoming dominant as they out-compete …

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The FDA authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 – a pediatrician explains how the drug was tested for safety and efficacy

For many parents, the long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine authorization for younger kids can’t come soon enough. Vladimir Vladimirov/E+ via Getty Images Debbie-Ann Shirley, University of Virginia Elementary school children in the United States will soon have one more layer of protection to keep them safe from COVID-19. On Oct. 29, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the …

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