Posts Tagged: COVID-19

Ethics of mandatory vaccinations: benefits may not outweigh challenges

April 19, 2021

New WHO policy brief led by Western’s Maxwell Smith provides ethical guidance for countries and organizations.

Nearly 40,000 kids in the U.S. who lost a parent to COVID-19 need immediate support

April 5, 2021

New international study reveals one in every 13 COVID-related deaths results in a child under 18 years of age losing a parent.

New software provides detailed picture of diversity of COVID-19 virus variants

March 12, 2021

Genomic surveillance programs have tracked more than 300,000 unique genetic versions of the COVID-19 virus. A new Western-developed web application…

Vaccine and cure remain focus on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2020

Jimmy Dikeakos, PhD, understands why virologists like himself quickly pivoted their focus to COVID-19 when the global pandemic struck earlier…

New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools

November 24, 2020

An expert in global education, Prachi Srivastava investigates international development and equity in schools. She recently led a high-level policy…

Expert Explainer: Dr. Nitin Mohan on Circuit Breaker Lockdowns

November 23, 2020

Some experts in Canada are considering a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ to help control the surging case counts of COVID-19. Dr….

Digital tool developed at Western assesses privacy and effectiveness of contact tracing apps

November 12, 2020

A new tool developed by a team of Western University computer scientists performs a digital deep dive on the near-endless…

Ebola ’emergency’ vaccines provide ethical blueprint for COVID-19 response

November 5, 2020

Despite not having safety and efficacy data from the final phase of clinical trials, China and Russia have already started…

Expert Explainer: Greta Bauer, PhD, on celebrating a COVID-19-safe Halloween

October 27, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across Ontario, parents are grappling with how and if they can continue with…

Pandemic poses unique challenges for those living with eating disorders

October 22, 2020

Physical distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns have become necessary evils in the global fight against COVID-19 but for those battling eating…