Category Archives: COVID-19

What does ‘academic freedom’ mean in practice? Why the Siouxsie Wiles and Shaun Hendy employment case matters

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Two high-profile University of Auckland academics raised important questions about academic freedom with their complaint to the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) that their employer had failed its duty of care to them. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles and Professor…

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What Supreme Court’s block of vaccine mandate for large businesses will mean for public health: 4 questions answered

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13, 2022, blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test mandate, which applied to virtually all private companies with 100 of more employees. But it left in place a narrower mandate that requires health care…

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Long COVID: For the 1 in 10 patients who become long-haulers, COVID-19 has lasting effects

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Even as the unpredictable rise and fall of COVID-19 infections continues at home and around the world, a new and ugly pandemic-related problem is emerging. We know it generically as “long COVID,” though it’s hardly generic, and we…

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