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Anthropology: Socio-cultural Implications of Fake News and Mass Disinformation

Fake news and mass disinformation are increasingly popular subjects in public discourse, the media, and political debate. It is especially prominent during the current Covid-19 pandemic, prompting Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), to warn … Continue reading Anthropology: Socio-cultural Implications of Fake News and Mass Disinformation

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The Sudden Return of School Closures in the USA Due to Omicron Variant COVID-19

Omicron As we welcome 2022 and the second half of the academic year, things result in surprises. This week there will be a better understanding of the sudden return of school closures in the USA. At the beginning of December … Continue reading The Sudden Return of School Closures in the USA Due to Omicron Variant COVID-19

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Everything You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Test

Countries around the world have adopted COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to complement the standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and other public health measures. However, Australia is only just introducing this second level of testing for personal, at-home use. Australian … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus Rapid Antigen Test

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Viral Vector and mRNA: Recently Developed Technologies Used in COVID-19 Vaccines

The SARS-CoV-2 virus, better known as the COVID-19 or the coronavirus, was first found in Wuhan, China in late 2019. Since then, the virus has spread like wildfire throughout the world, to the point where it was declared a global … Continue reading Viral Vector and mRNA: Recently Developed Technologies Used in COVID-19 Vaccines

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Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

In early 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic began its deadly propagation around the world. Governments plunged entire cities into lockdowns with stay-at-home orders, and businesses closed their doors. Over a year later, vaccines have become accessible, and many cities have relinquished … Continue reading Melbourne: Anger Stirs in the City with the World’s Longest COVID-19 Lockdown

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The Progressiveness of Horticulture and Its Beneficial Future Post COVID-19

Horticulture is one of the few greatest realizations that came with the pandemic. In the last year, people had no choice but to stay indoors and away from their workplace and regular leisure activities. They hurriedly bought foods and necessities … Continue reading The Progressiveness of Horticulture and Its Beneficial Future Post COVID-19