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COVID-19 Delta variant in Canada: FAQ on origins, hotspots and vaccine protection

The acceleration of the Delta variant around the world is raising questions about its origin, transmissibility, hotspots and potential for vaccine resistance.

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There are 209 Australian kids stranded in India — they have special legal rights we must not ignore

Given parents are not allowed to travel to get them back, the situation is almost impossible. Some have reportedly resorted to hiring strangers to help get their kids home. As desperate parents seek alternative solutions, young people may become prey to strangers while in transit.

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I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested for COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.

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1 in 4 unvaccinated people may not comply with CDC guidelines to wear masks indoors, survey suggests

The CDC’s updated guidelines also ask that unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people continue to wear a mask – even in establishments like bars and restaurants, where doing so may no longer be required.

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How long do COVID vaccines take to start working?

The resident had received a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and reportedly has only mild symptoms, but is being monitored in hospital. The original worker’s son has also tested positive.

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How to 'build back better' health habits after the pandemic year

I am a physician and associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. In my role as the director of wellness, resiliency and vulnerable populations, I hear the concerns of faculty and staff regarding returning to on-site work.

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The Central Vista Project: Critics attack the government’s priorities during the pandemic

Over 200 billion rupees are going into the construction of a new parliamentary complex in Delhi, despite the urgent need to improved healthcare.

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How plant-based diets could help prevent the next COVID-19

Many Canadians are already aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet. Doing a better job at supporting those already trying to make a dietary change could be an effective approach for government policy.

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Can people vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the coronavirus?

As restrictions are lifted and people start to leave their masks at home, some people worry: Can you catch COVID-19 from someone who’s vaccinated?

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Paying people to get vaccinated might work – but is it ethical?

The push to get as many people vaccinated as possible is laudable and may well work. But leading behavioral scientists are worried that paying people to vaccinate could backfire if it makes people more skeptical of the shots.

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COVID-19: which countries will be the next to see a big spike in cases?

Could we see further situations like those in India, with cases rapidly spiking and health systems being overwhelmed? The short answer, sadly, is yes.

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How can the world help India — and where does that help need to go?

Several countries including the United States, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Russia, Germany, and France have already sent aid such as oxygen and related equipment, ventilators, medicines and ICU equipment. The US has also said it will provide vaccine help, and critical drugs.

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