Category Archives: COVID-19

Australia has been crying out for a national housing plan, and new council is a big step towards having one

Australia has been crying out for a national housing plan, and new council is a big step towards having one

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The federal government’s confirmation on Monday that it will set up a National Housing Supply and Affordability Council has not received much media or public attention. But, dollar for dollar, it might be the year’s most important and…

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Sex work is real work: Global COVID-19 recovery needs to include sex workers

Sex work is real work: Global COVID-19 recovery needs to include sex workers

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. During the pandemic, business shifted from in person to work-from-home, which quickly became the new normal. However, it left many workers high and dry, especially those with less “socially acceptable” occupations. The pandemic has adversely impacted sex workers…

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How can you support kids with ADHD to learn? Parents said these 3 things help

How can you support kids with ADHD to learn? Parents said these 3 things help

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. COVID lockdowns and home schooling seemed never-ending for a lot of families. But there were some silver linings. Our new research published in two papers looked at children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during lockdowns to understand what home…

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NZ children face a ‘perfect storm’ of dangerous diseases as immunisation rates fall

NZ children face a ‘perfect storm’ of dangerous diseases as immunisation rates fall

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Routine childhood immunisations have dropped so dramatically globally during the COVID-19 pandemic that the World Health Organization and UNICEF are raising the alarm. Internationally, 25 million children in 2021 alone have missed out on life-saving vaccinations. This is…

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Does Jacinda Ardern’s popularity really qualify as a cult of personality, as some critics claim?

Does Jacinda Ardern’s popularity really qualify as a cult of personality, as some critics claim?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Jacinda Ardern’s popularity has fluctuated over the past five years, with the prime minister’s approval peaking at 76% in May 2020. Those early rises in popularity were met with warnings about the risks of placing a political leader…

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New Zealand’s plan to eliminate HIV transmission ignores deepening inequities in health outcomes for Māori women

New Zealand’s plan to eliminate HIV transmission ignores deepening inequities in health outcomes for Māori women

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The New Zealand government plans to spend NZ$18 million on becoming the first country to eliminate transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) within a decade. In a draft action plan launched last week, associate health minister Ayesha…

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Why do some people who take Paxlovid for COVID get ‘rebound’ symptoms? Or test positive again, like President Biden?

Why do some people who take Paxlovid for COVID get ‘rebound’ symptoms? Or test positive again, like President Biden?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. For many people with COVID, their recovery isn’t linear. United States President Joe Biden is one such person – he continues to test positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, and has experienced the return of a…

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Long COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory conditions after viral infections may stem from an overactive immune response in the lungs

Long COVID-19 and other chronic respiratory conditions after viral infections may stem from an overactive immune response in the lungs

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Viruses that cause respiratory diseases like the flu and COVID-19 can lead to mild to severe symptoms within the first few weeks of infection. These symptoms typically resolve within a few more weeks, sometimes with the help of…

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