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Tag Archives: Covid-19

Low funding for universities puts students at risk for cycles of poverty, especially in the wake of COVID-19

Particularly during an economic crisis, graduating from university should not sentence students to a lifetime of debt. (Shutterstock) Tracy Smith-Carrier, Western University Post-secondary education has consistently been linked to the promise of a better life. Graduating from post-secondary study has been identified as the single most important factor affecting intergenerational mobility. Yet, several factors at play today show how this …

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Six evidenced-based ways to look after your mental health during a second lockdown

How to be resilient when everything feels out of control. Timothy Kuiper/Shutterstock Christian van Nieuwerburgh, University of East London Already experiencing pandemic fatigue, many of us feel ill-prepared for another lockdown. Yet this is what we must do, and maybe not for the last time. The problem is, the pervasive effects of the pandemic and the restrictions imposed as a …

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What a Trump win or loss will mean for feminism

A woman holds a sign as she attends the Women’s March in downtown Chicago, Oct. 17, 2020. Dozens of Women’s March rallies were planned to signal opposition to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Peggy Nash, Ryerson University In the United States, polls are pointing to a …

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How universities can ensure students still have a good experience, despite coronavirus

Kzenon/Shutterstock Helen Higson, Aston University As UK university students begin an academic year, they are experiencing a totally different way of life. Some have already found themselves in lockdown in their residences and are afraid they will not be getting some of the usual benefits of university education. Universities have a duty of care for students’ health and well-being, and …

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« L’épidémie avance et notre marge de manœuvre se réduit »

Si les mesures de distanciation et les gestes barrières sont massivement appliqués, on peut espérer infléchir la trajectoire de l’épidémie (photo prise sur un quai de tramway à Bordeaux, le 20 juillet 2020). Philippe Lopez / AFP Pascal Crépey, École des hautes études en santé publique (EHESP) Pouvait-on s’attendre à l’aggravation de l’épidémie de Covid-19 ? Avec une telle dynamique, comment …

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The Angolan dancers who helped South African anthem Jerusalema go global

Angolan dance troupe Fenómenos do Semba. Courtesy Adilson Maiza for Fenómenos do Semba Ananya Jahanara Kabir, King’s College London In February the Angolan dance troupe Fenómenos do Semba created the viral #JerusalemaDanceChallenge video that showed off their dance moves to the South African hit song Jerusalema. Their video is set in a backyard in Luanda, where they break into a …

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Vulnérabilité à la Covid-19 : que sait-on des différences entre hommes et femmes ?

Catherine Vidal, Inserm Dans la plupart des régions du monde, les chiffres sont saisissants : les hommes sont statistiquement plus nombreux à mourir de la Covid-19 que les femmes. Aux États-Unis, à la mi-octobre, 54 % des décès dus au coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 concernaient des hommes, d’après les chiffres des Centres de contrôle des maladies. En France, selon le point épidémiologique hebdomadaire de Santé …

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El dilema entre salud y economía por la covid-19, un debate estéril a la luz de la Ciencia y la Historia

Shutterstock / Lightspring Emilio Muñoz Ruiz, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS – CSIC); Jesús Rey Rocha, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología (IPE-CSIC), and Víctor Ladero, Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (IPLA – CSIC) El objetivo de este análisis no es ofrecer una historia del desarrollo del Homo sapiens en el planeta Tierra. Se sale de todos nuestros límites. …

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Why international students are choosing the UK – despite coronavirus

Pixpan_creative/Shutterstock Jenna Mittelmeier, University of Manchester; Miguel Antonio Lim, University of Manchester, and Sylvie Lomer, University of Manchester Despite early predictions that the coronavirus pandemic would cause international student numbers to decline, the UK is set for a record increase, with enrolments from non-EU international students up 9% this academic year. Universities had feared that a fall in international student …

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