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SARS-CoV-2 and the role of close contact in transmission: a systematic review

SARS-CoV-2 transmission has been reported to be associated with close contact with infected individuals. However, the mechanistic pathway for transmission in close contact settings is unclear. Our objective was to identify, appraise and summarise the evidence from studies assessing the role of close contact in SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Methods: This review is part of

Five future concerns for women’s health

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has brought the world’s attention to the gendered impacts of health emergencies of women. This offers a critical opportunity to advance our understanding of the gendered impacts of healthcare and to improve health outcomes for women around the world. However, to do so we need to be

The Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Water Consumption in the United States

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we define “home”, which is recast as the new coffee shop, restaurant, entertainment center, and office during the pandemic. The shift toward working from home led to substantial changes in how consumers behave, affecting the consumption of resources in some cases for years to come. Using data

Perceived risk of infection and death from COVID-19 among community members of low- and middle-income countries: A cross-sectional study

Risk perceptions of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are considered important as they impact community health behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the perceived risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 and to assess the factors associated with such risk perceptions among community members in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)

41% of NYC students were chronically absent last school year

Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York Sep 16, 4:40pm EDT About 41% of New York City students were chronically absent, missing at least 18 days of last school year, according to city data released Friday. The figures from the Mayor’s Management Report show that as the city required all students to return to class

Five future concerns for women’s health

The COVID-19 pandemic finally woke the world up to realising health emergencies had profound impacts on women because of gender norms and inequalities. Research into the myriad ways in which these impacts have been felt across politics, economics, and society is being produced across the globe. This research is feeding into evidence-based policy

Effects of vaccination against COVID-19 on the emotional health of older adults

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the mental and emotional health of the elderly, especially those from low to middle-income countries. However, COVID-19 vaccination may reduce this influence. Therefore, we aimed to estimate the effect of vaccination against COVID-19 on the emotional health of older adults. Methods: We selected a national, random, and stratified