Tag: isolation

Trust in science helps New Zealand avoid COVID-19 lockdown again

New Zealand has avoided locking down for a second time over COVID-19 community cases because of a swift, science-led response.Why it matters: The Health Ministry said in an email to Axios Friday there's "no evidence of community transmission" despite three…

/ January 30, 2021
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‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body.Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was asked…

/ January 27, 2021
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The Rijksmuseum Had Its Lowest Attendance Last Year Since 1964. But Its Digital Audience Has Grown by Leaps and Bounds

Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum, which was closed for much of last year, had its lowest attendance in decades in 2020, with visitors dropping by more than 2 million to just 675,000. That’s the lowest total for the museum since 1964, when it had…

/ January 13, 2021
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Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…

/ January 7, 2021
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Exhausted by 2020? Here are 5 ways to recover and feel more rested throughout 2021

For most of us, 2020 was an exhausting year. The COVID-19 pandemic heralded draining physical health concerns, social isolation, job dislocation, uncertainty about the future and related mental health issues. Although some of us have enjoyed changes such as less…

/ January 5, 2021

Street Artists Around the World Captured a Turbulent Year in Real Time—See the Beautiful and Unforgettable Works of 2020 Here

For much of the year, the best—and safest—place to see art was on the street. And perhaps more than in any other year, street art offered a real-time distillation of the events shaping our lives. Across the globe, artwork speaking…

/ December 31, 2020
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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A Group of Brooklyn Artists Is Opening a Neighborhood Dive Bar and Art Gallery to Revive Community in the Isolation Era

In February, artist Brian Whiteley signed a lease on a former tax office in Brooklyn with the plan to realize a long-held dream of opening a permanent art space that would be part bar, part gallery, part performance venue. The…

/ November 27, 2020
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Canada’s new climate plan: Q&A about Bill C-12

On Nov. 19, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson unveiled what was billed as a “Net-Zero Emissions Plan.” What we got is most emphatically not a plan, but it is a piece of legislation that demands Canada set targets and develop plans…

/ November 25, 2020
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Here’s When You’re Most Infectious With Covid-19, With And Without Symptoms

People with Covid-19 are most likely to be highly infectious in the first five days after they develop symptoms, a new study confirms, highlighting the need for abrupt isolation.The research, published in the Lancet journal, also suggests asymptomatic individuals may…

/ November 20, 2020
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Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

When Victorian tea-merchant Frederick Horniman was looking to build a new home for his extensive collection of natural and cultural artefacts, his own back garden offered the perfect spot. Situated on one of the highest points in London, Surrey Mount…

/ November 18, 2020
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The US has turned its back on skilled migrants, giving Australia an opening

The outgoing Trump administration presided over one of the most dramatic tightenings in US immigration policy since the 1930s. Along with declining fertility, this saw US population growth fall to its lowest rate in a century, even before the onset…

/ November 16, 2020

Covid case could mean entire year group out of school

A single confirmed case of coronavirus in a school in England, could mean sending home an entire year group, according to new government guidance.It says a confirmed case could mean all the pupils in the same "bubble" having to isolate…

/ August 28, 2020
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Coronavirus: NSW records 13 new cases of COVID-19 – 9News

New cases of coronavirus in New South Wales are back in double digits with 13 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours.Twelve of those were acquired in the community and one was a person in mandatory hotel quarantine.Six of…

/ August 28, 2020