Monday, September 27, 2021

McMaster ensures employees have time off for COVID vaccinations

The university has approved a COVID-19 Vaccination Leave that allows employees time away from work to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Demand for Kids Helpline rises during COVID-19 pandemic

The demand for Kids Helpline saw a significant increase in the volume of children and young people seeking help in 2020 compared to 2019...

Online farmers’ markets valuable when crisis events like COVID occur

New research is shining light on the importance of farmers' markets’ ability to mitigate potential disruptions to distribution networks in the face of system shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Good oral health reduces risk of fatal outcomes from COVID-19

Gum disease linked to increased rates of complications, hospitalization, and death among patients with severe cases of COVID-19.

Ethics of mandatory vaccinations: benefits may not outweigh challenges

Vaccines are one of the most effective tools for protecting people against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

A dad’s-eye view of pregnancy during the pandemic

Becoming a parent is a major life transition at any time but in a pandemic it takes on a whole other experience as expectant mums and dads navigate the current health and social restrictions...

Tracking the economic impacts of COVID-19 one ship at a time

COVID-19 saw global maritime trade collapse by as much as 10% in the first eight months of 2020 – leading to losses of up to $412 billion, reveals recently published Oxford research...

Online farmers’ markets valuable when crisis events like COVID occur

AI-powered symptom checkers can potentially reduce the number of people going to in-person clinics during the pandemic, but first, researchers say, people need to know they exist.

Cambridge COVID-19 Test Centre has processed more than 3 million tests

The Centre, at the University’s Anne McLaren Building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, has reached a new milestone following a unique collaboration...

A method to assess Covid-19 transmission risks in indoor settings

MIT researchers have developed a publicly available model based on physics and data from past spreading events.
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