Tag Archives: Covid-19

¿Influye nuestra microbiota en cómo respondemos a la covid-19?

Shutterstock / Alpha Tauri 3D Graphics Teresa Alarcón, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid El virus causante de la covid-19 es altamente transmisible a través de gotitas y aerosoles, y puede provocar neumonía grave, aunque una parte importante de las personas que lo adquieren presentan sintomatología leve o permanecen asintomáticos. A pesar de los muchos conocimientos adquiridos en más de un año …

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La Cour européenne des droits de l’homme et la vaccination obligatoire : le contexte Covid

Frédérique Berrod, Sciences Po Strasbourg – Université de Strasbourg et Pierrick Bruyas, Université de Strasbourg Le 8 avril dernier, la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, qui statuait sur la vaccination des enfants en République tchèque après avoir été saisie en 2013 et en 2015, a rendu un arrêt sur un sujet jusque-là inexploité dans sa jurisprudence : la question de la …

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The truth about racial inequalities and COVID-19 – and what should be done to address the long-term impacts

Kuba Shand-Baptiste, The Conversation It didn’t take long for the world to feel the pandemic’s impact on existing inequalities. A year after the arrival of COVID-19, however, and many of those outcomes have proven to be far more wide-reaching and devastating than anticipated, especially where race and ethnicity is concerned. As more research emerged over the course of the past …

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Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

Adam Kleczkowski, University of Strathclyde Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon? Not yet, is the short answer. And focusing on a single number is not helpful. It might encourage behaviour that would lead to another …

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High-filtration masks only work when they fit – so we created a new way to test if they do

US 2015/Shutterstock Eugenia O’Kelly, University of Cambridge During the pandemic, the prevailing thought has been that a high-filtration mask – such as an N95, KN95 or FFP3 – should offer better protection than a surgical or fabric mask. However, recent research I conducted with colleagues at the University of Cambridge suggests this isn’t necessarily the case. For these masks to …

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Q+A: Indian coronavirus variant – what is it and what effect will it have?

Grace C Roberts, Queen’s University Belfast British prime minister Boris Johnson has cancelled his trip to India, with the country being added to the UK’s “red list” of restricted destinations. COVID-19 cases in India are rising sharply and a specific variant of the virus – B1617 – is becoming increasingly common there. B1617 has also been found outside of India, …

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Is it the adenovirus vaccine technology, used by AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, causing blood clots? There’s no evidence yet

Kylie Quinn, RMIT University This week, US health authorities recommended pausing the rollout of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine while investigations into exceptionally rare blood clots take place. Six women suffered blood clots out of nearly seven million doses administered. The J&J vaccine uses broadly similar vaccine technology as the AstraZeneca vaccine, known as adenoviral vectors, which has …

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