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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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Global Citizen Music Festival 2021: The Global Intiative Supported by Artists

The international advocacy organization, Global Citizen, announced Global Citizen Live. Significantly, it is a music festival that was a 24-hour live broadcast with events and performances across six continents to unite the world. In order to defend the planet and … Continue reading Global Citizen Music Festival 2021: The Global Intiative Supported by Artists

What Factors Contributed to the Current Decline in the Rate of Unemployment?

Unemployment has been around for years, but there has been an increase in the number of people unemployed since the coronavirus. South Africa has recorded its highest unemployment rate in decades. Ever since the coronavirus, many companies have made a … Continue reading What Factors Contributed to the Current Decline in the Rate of Unemployment?

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Anthropology: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The global pandemic is one of the most studied topics among scholars interested in the social and cultural implications of COVID-19. It provides an experiment on its effects on society. Along with adults and the elderly, children, and adolescents around … Continue reading Anthropology: Mental Health of Children and Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

Introduction This past year has felt debilitating for most. As Professor Richard Friedman said: “The monotony of lockdown life has starved us of spontaneity and serendipity, which enhance learning and memory”, and: “If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the … Continue reading The Surprising Benefits of the COVID-19 Lockdown and Quarantine

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Anthropology: Social Darwinism and Increased Prejudice Fueled by the Pandemic

Prejudices in times of pandemic This week I had the chance of assisting to a conversation with scholar Edna Bonhomme to discuss racism and prejudice in times of pandemic. It seems like, historically, there has been racist stigma increase in … Continue reading Anthropology: Social Darwinism and Increased Prejudice Fueled by the Pandemic