Tag Archives: Covid-19

Four strange COVID symptoms you might not have heard about

ShotPrime Studio/Shutterstock Vassilios Vassiliou, University of East Anglia; Ranu Baral, University of East Anglia, and Vasiliki Tsampasian, University of East Anglia Well over two years into the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of COVID cases continue to be recorded around the world every day. With the rise of new variants, the symptoms of COVID have also evolved. Initially, the NHS regarded …

Read More »

Comprendre la notion de « limites planétaires »

Natacha Gondran, Mines Saint-Etienne – Institut Mines-Télécom and Aurélien Boutaud, Mines Saint-Etienne – Institut Mines-Télécom Quand un athlète approche de trop près les limites de son corps, il arrive souvent que ce dernier réagisse par une blessure qui le contraint alors au repos. Quel sportif ayant poussé trop loin ses capacités ne s’est fait rappeler à l’ordre par un claquage, …

Read More »

‘Never let a crisis go to waste’: how three CEOs helped their companies thrive in a pandemic

Some businesses have managed to build positive outcomes from the crisis. MicroOne/Shutterstock Thomas Malnight, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Ivy Buche, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted different responses from company CEOs seeking to ensure their businesses survive. Keeping their employees safe has been the first priority, but beyond that, their task has …

Read More »

Omicron XE is spreading in the UK – a virologist explains what we know about this hybrid variant

Andrii Vodolazhskyi/Shutterstock Grace C Roberts, University of Leeds As the COVID pandemic has progressed, we’ve repeatedly seen the arrival of new viral variants. Variants of concern, such as delta and omicron, are versions of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) which have acquired mutations. These mutations can provide SARS-CoV-2 with a genetic advantage – so for example, delta is linked …

Read More »

COVID, climate change, Ukraine: three ways businesses can adapt their models to working in an age of crises

studiostoks/Shutterstock Oliver Laasch, University of Manchester It’s been a tough few years for people who own or manage a business. Lockdowns shut down whole industrial sectors worldwide, turning profitable businesses into loss-making ones, while a lot of smaller businesses went under. Many companies will now be hoping for a return to some type of normality after COVID. However, there are …

Read More »

COVID: how anti-vaccine influencers exploit mothers

Cookie Studio/Shutterstock Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Michael James Walsh, University of Canberra Opposition to vaccination has existed for as long as vaccination itself. Ever since widespread smallpox vaccination began in the early 1800s, there have been cycles of questioning the safety and efficacy of particular vaccines. The media has played a primary role in publicising these …

Read More »

Deltacron: what scientists know so far about this new hybrid coronavirus

Naeblys/Shutterstock Luke O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin In many countries, as restrictions lift and freedoms are restored, there’s a general feeling that the pandemic is over. There is, however, still the significant concern that a dangerous new variant could emerge. This happened when omicron arrived, but we got lucky with that one. Omicron turned out to be more transmissible, but mercifully …

Read More »

Universities after COVID: as lecture theatres reopen, some pandemic teaching methods should live on

Rido/Shutterstock Kyungmee Lee, Lancaster University COVID-19 restrictions required universities to move their classes online. It was a tremendous – although difficult – learning experience for all involved in this shift. As restrictions have been lifted, universities are moving back to in-person teaching. With campuses getting busy again, it may look like nothing has changed. Universities would be wise, though, to …

Read More »