Science Magazine, 29-4-2021 / online 27-4-2021
The Eurovision Song Contest, known best for its over-the-top performances and outrageous costumes, has a new feature this year: It will be the site of a massive field experiment to see whether concerts and other events can be held safely in the middle of the #coronavirus#events#testingscience Lees verder
Severe allergy-like reactions in at least eight people who received the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech over the past 2 weeks may be due to a compound in the packaging of the messenger RNA (mRNA) that forms the vaccine’s main ingredient, scientists say. A similar mRNA Lees verder
"I thought everyone would be going down the elimination path and follow the success of Asia."
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While populations across Europe and North America are preparing for a harsh winter and the most austere Christmas in ages, their fellows in a country far away are in an entirely different situation. #coronavirus#globalhealth#policy#public health#strategyscience Lees verder
The growing group of people who get sick twice suggests protection can wane relatively quickly. Or something else might be happening.
In late June, Sanne de Jong developed nausea, shortness of breath, sore muscles, and a runny nose. At first, she thought it might be lingering effects from her #coronavirus#health#immunity#reinfections Lees verder
Global Public Health Professor Devi Sridhar
What should we do to save and improve WHO? What has made the difference between the strategy in countries such as England, Sweden and the Netherlands and many others across Europe? And what lessons from the first months should we apply now? I asked Devi #coronavirus#globalhealth#policy#WHO Lees verder
The corona crisis painfully exposes the vulnerabilities of the usually dominant West. Not the virus itself, but society will determine how we get out of this.
(Translation of article published in De Groene Amsterdammer on May 27th 2020)
On Tuesday May 20th, a remarkable situation occurred during the technical briefing on the #coronavirus#globalhealth#health Lees verder
The corona crisis shows us what a virus can do when no vaccine is available. What does this do to the sentiments around vaccination?
It’s early February and the first son of Frederike and Peter is born: Tim. As far as Peter is concerned, Tim gets his vaccinations when the time #billgates#conspiracies#hesitance#psychology#vaccination#vaccinesafety Lees verder
Anthropologist Agustin Fuentes emphasizes COVID-19 is not just a biological event
For months, we’ve been obsessed by the virus. But according to Agustin Fuentes, COVID-19 is about our social, economical, political and health infrastructures.
We should no longer regard COVID-19 as a biological event. At least, that’s what anthropologist Agustin Fuentes of #anthropology#coronavirus#culture#societyscience Lees verder
'Korean Dr Fauci' Woo-Joo Kim about his country's approach
Should western countries adopt the approach of countries like South Korea? Or is their success too particular or even temporary? The ‘Korean Dr. Fauci’ Woo-Joo Kim explains his country’s strategy, its strengths and its weaknesses. And he shows his marvel about some #asia#coronavirus#masksisolationkoreatracing Lees verder
Last week I was pointed at an interesting analysis of the global coronavirus approaches. The author, dr. Daxin Ni, a deputy director of the public health emergency center at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and former steering committee member of WHO's Global Outbreak Alert and Response #china#containment#coronavirus#globalhealth#mitigation#pandemicfluscience Lees verder