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Tag Archives: Covid-19

Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, University of Birmingham and Shamil Haroon, University of Birmingham Earlier in the pandemic, it appeared that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experienced mild-to-moderate symptoms and generally recovered within two to three weeks, depending on the severity of their illness. However, as time has passed, it’s become clear that some people, regardless of the …

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Covid-19 : que sait-on du variant Lambda, désormais présent dans 29 pays ?

Tara Hurst, Birmingham City University Le Pérou est de loin le pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de décès dus au Covid-19 par habitant. 596 décès sur 100 000 habitants sont dus à la maladie. Ce bilan est presque deux fois plus élevé que celui du second pays le plus touché par la pandémie, la Hongrie, où sont dénombrés 307 décès pour 100 000 habitants. Plusieurs …

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Covid-19 : que sait-on du variant Delta (et des autres) ?

Samuel Alizon, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Mircea T. Sofonea, Université de Montpellier Comme tous les êtres vivants, le virus SARS-CoV-2 évolue. Au cours de chaque infection sont produits des milliards de nouvelles particules virales. Parmi ces nouveaux virus, certains sont porteurs de mutations. Ce processus d’évolution et cette génération de mutants ont été étudiés en détail. …

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Generation COVID: pregnancy, birth and postnatal life in the pandemic

Looking to the future: Charley and her baby daughter. James Clifford Kent, Author provided James Clifford Kent, Royal Holloway University of London and Sarah Lloyd-Fox, University of Cambridge What was it like to be pregnant, to give birth and to look after a baby in the middle of a pandemic? For this Insights article, photographer and researcher of visual cultures …

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Five ways emojis have reflected COVID culture

Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Philip Seargeant, The Open University Over the past decade, emojis have become an integral part of the way we communicate, and have attracted attention from scholars in subjects ranging from linguistics to psychology. Just as the pandemic has impacted so many other parts of everyday life, so it’s also left its mark on the way we use emojis. Here …

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Are COVID-19 vaccine passports fair?

Simon Kolstoe, University of Portsmouth At the age of 18 I very excitedly packed my bags and headed off for what turned into two years working on a charity hospital ship off the coast of West Africa. Prior to going I was given a list of vaccinations I needed, including yellow fever, hepatitis B, MMR and tetanus/diphtheria. At the time …

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