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COVID vaccines for children under five: what parents need to know

Kamil Macniak/Shutterstock Tara Hurst, Birmingham City University Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine became available for children aged five to 11 in the UK in April 2022. Those aged 12 and up had already been eligible since 2021. But if you have a child aged under five, you might be wondering, when will they be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19? Children under …

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Whose freedom is the ‘freedom convoy’ fighting for? Not everyone’s

A person holds a sign for the “freedom convoy” a cross-country convoy protesting a federal vaccine mandate for truckers, as people rally against COVID-19 restrictions on Parliament Hill. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Gerald Walton, Lakehead University The so-called “freedom convoy” has captured worldwide attention as a minority of truckers and their supporters have asserted their right to assemble and oppose …

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Piss off? Annoy? Shit on? Why Macron’s use of the French swear word ‘emmerder’ is so hard to translate

Pierre-Yves Modicom, Université Bordeaux Montaigne When French president Emmanuel Macron vowed to “emmerder” the unvaccinated in France, he did not just throw down the gauntlet on his Covid policies, he also sparked a fervent linguistic debate. The word emmerder is a verb derived from the noun merde, which in English literally translates to “shit”. But properly translating emmerder is far …

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Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes

Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes Brian Peppers, West Virginia University À la naissance, notre espèce est particulièrement vulnérable et le développement entamé dans le ventre maternel se poursuit lors de nos premières années de vie. À tous les niveaux. Tout comme nous devons apprendre à marcher, notre système immunitaire doit, lui, apprendre à se …

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Ce que la crise de la Covid-19 nous dit de l’UE

Sylvain Kahn, Sciences Po Cette année, la journée de l’Europe (le 9 mai) a fait écho au premier anniversaire du plan de relance européen, symbole de la panoplie de politiques publiques déployée en réponse à la crise sanitaire, économique et sociale du Covid. Si cette journée est célébrée le 9 mai, c’est parce que le 9 mai 1950 Robert Schuman prononça son discours sur …

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How well your immune system works can depend on the time of day

Our body clock has evolved over millions of years to help us survive. kanyanat wongsa/ Shutterstock Annie Curtis, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences When microorganisms – such as bacteria or viruses – infect us, our immune system jumps into action. It’s highly trained to sense and eliminate infections and clear up any damage caused by them. It’s typically …

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