Tag Archives: Covid-19

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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COVID-19 vaccine boosters: is a third dose really needed?

Sheena Cruickshank, University of Manchester The UK is enjoying real success with its COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Around 85% of adults (44.8 million people) have received one vaccine dose and 63% (33 million people) both doses, with around 160,000 doses a day still being administered. Vaccination with two doses helps prevent infection, and in those that do still get infected, lessens …

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COVID variants: could dangerous new ones evolve in pets and farm animals?

V. Belov/Shutterstock Sarah L Caddy, University of Cambridge People have been panicking about COVID-19 in animals since the very start of the pandemic. There’s now plenty of evidence that SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 – can cross from humans into other animals. This is known as spillback. The virus is capable of infecting a range of species, from …

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