Thursday, December 9, 2021

Covid modellers win University of Canterbury research medal

Two University of Canterbury mathematicians who helped develop world-leading modelling to guide New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic have won a prestigious award.

Tips on staying safe during your Thanksgiving holiday amid the COVID pandemic

USC Student Health’s Sarah Van Orman and Deona Willes of USC Environmental Health and Safety offer these thoughts on safety enjoying the upcoming holidays:

University of Waikato to introduce vaccination requirement on campus

Following a consultation process, the University of Waikato has decided to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for staff, students and contractors accessing its campus and sites.

Three tips for living with the “COVID Crankies”

When I ask people how they are going, they often say they are feeling really tired, irritable and over it. They may be experiencing what I call the "COVID Crankies".

Researchers aim to forecast COVID-19 cases further into the future

How many new COVID-19 cases will be in the ICU three weeks from today? University of Alberta scientists are using the wealth of public health data on COVID-19 to build AI-powered tools to help project and combat the pandemic.

Coventry University research finds problems in ventilating primary school classrooms to combat COVID-19

Coventry University research has found that 40 per cent of primary school classrooms examined in a study did not have an adequate ventilation rate to combat the spread of COVID-19.

COVID has further increased anxiety and depression rates among university students

Before COVID, university and vocational education students were at high risk of developing mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. This is because they already experience much higher levels of psychological distress than the general population.

Novel stem cell therapy approach proves effective in treating COVID-19

An international team of researchers has advanced a new therapeutic approach using stem cells to treat COVID-19.

Duke Researchers Receive Grant to Roll Out Next-Generation Coronavirus Vaccine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded $17.5 million over three years to the Duke Human Vaccine Institute to develop a vaccine that protects against multiple types of coronaviruses and viral variants.

Children’s screen time surged during pandemic: study

Children have been spending almost triple the recommended amount of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Western-led study.
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