Health

January, 2021

  • 17 January

    How to Stay Safe with a New Fast-spreading Coronavirus Variant on the Loose

    Limiting the size of gatherings helps reduce the potential for exposure. Controlling indoor environments in other ways can also be a highly effective strategy for reducing risk. This includes increasing ventilation rates to bring in fresh air and filtering existing air to dilute aerosol concentrations.

December, 2020

  • 15 December

    COVID-19 Vaccine: A Doctor Answers 5 Questions

    Experts say that despite 95% efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, approximately 5% of people receiving the vaccination may still become infected.

November, 2020

  • 24 November

    Why the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine is Now a Global Game-changer

    The Oxford vaccine, based on a viral vector, is also cheaper (around US$4) than Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines – around US$20 and $33, respectively. AstraZeneca has made a “no profit pledge”.

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    Where Next for Globalization After the Crisis?

    The crisis is unlikely to put a stop to globalization: rather, coronavirus is the starting point for a reconfiguration of the global system.

  • 19 June

    Rhetoric Cant Defeat Pandemic, Cooperation Can!

    One big lesson that we all should draw from the covid19 crisis – as witnessed in USA, Brazil, Russia, India and Pakistan, is that pandemics know now borders and that they require trans-border cooperation instead of finger-pointing. Political rhetoric in one country will never be able to stop adverse winds – calamity, pandemic – from outside. Cooperation can, nevertheless, help in prevention and protection.

May, 2020

  • 19 May

    How Pandemics Have Changed American Cities – often for the Better

    For centuries, disease outbreaks have forced cities to transform physically and operationally in ways that ultimately benefited all residents going forward.

April, 2020

  • 21 April

    How COVID-19 Exposed America’s Vulnerabilities

    COVID19 has exposed the inner weaknesses and contradictions of the US like never before; It spends hundred of billions of dollars on lethal armaments but has not enough COVID19 testing kits, ventilators, and hospital beds, says Barnett Rubin.

  • 17 April

    Checking Blood for Coronavirus Antibodies – 3 Key Questions Answered

    After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.

  • 12 April

    Muslim Women Covering Faces Find Greater Acceptance Among Coronavirus Masks

    Many people unused to wearing masks find it difficult to convey emotions or pick up on social cues. But niqab-wearing women know that face coverings don’t prevent effective communication.

  • 2 April

    Coronavirus Cases are Growing Exponentially – Here’s What That Means

    An exponential quantity is characterized by its starting value and its doubling time. By waiting until mid-March to act as a nation, the U.S. lost control over the starting value.