In this article for the World Economic Forum, Samantha Sault explains how a lockdown works and why it has become necessary to implement it. The goal, researchers say, is to reduce the number of infections so as not to overwhelm healthcare systems, particularly in countries with less resources. Two strategies are currently being used to control […]
Iceland has tested 5% of its entire population for SARS-COV-2, and though less than 1% have come back positive for the virus, authorities say that half of those infected are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. The data is currently being used to support the move towards widescale lockdowns. But there is one important question that […]
While it is horrifying to think of, it is important for us to understand why several governments are refusing to implement lockdowns. There is, in fact, sound science that backs up this move. In this article for the MIT Technology Review, Antonio Regalado explains what herd immunity is and why it is important in breaking an […]
This 3-minute video is a part of a longer interview between Gregg Braden and London Real. In this interview, Braden says that our bodies are not a product of random evolution. Instead, the millions of years of evolution have prepared our bodies so that we can thrive in an age of illness such as today. Braden stresses […]
Stress, loneliness, and the lack of sleep can make you susceptible to COVID-19, says associate professor Christopher Fagundes. According to Fagundes, these factors could compromise the immune system and lead to the overproduction of proinflammatory cytokines. What does this mean exactly for our health? The field of psychoimmunology highlights the connection between our physical and mental […]
In this article for Psychology Today, Alane Daugherty explains the connection between our emotional and physical health. Daugherty says that unrelenting stress, anxiety, and depression reduces our immune system’s capacity to fight against viruses and could lead to greater susceptibility to COVID-19. Daugherty also offers some suggestions on how we can calm our nerves, and improve […]
In this article for the Smithsonian Magazine, Katherine Wu dives in-depth to the importance of hand washing. Even though it sounds inconsequential, there is a science behind this activity. As it turns out, the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 can be killed by a good wash of water and soap.
We must live a healthy lifestyle if we wish to protect ourselves from COVID-19. In this article for the World Economic Forum, Phil Cain says that because there are no vaccine for the coronavirus yet, our immune systems must adapt unaided to this potential threat. To boost our immune system, Cain recommends abstinence from smoking and […]
More than hand washing, wearing masks, and self-quarantine, there are also various ways we can protect our physical and mental health. In this article written by Sandy Clarke for The Star, she adds five more suggestions on how we can reduce our anxieties and worries during this uncertain time.
The following article was written in February 2020 by Kaan Devecioglu, long before the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. In it, Devecioglu analyzes the possible effects of the pandemic in Africa, and why it can lead to more drastic impact to the continent compared to others. For Devecioglu, the economic and societal damage will be […]