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COVID-19 booster immunity lasts much longer than primary series alone, York-led study shows

COVID-19 booster immunity lasts much longer than primary series alone, York-led study shows

A new study coming out of York University’s Centre for Disease Modelling in the Faculty of Science shows that immunity after a COVID-19 booster lasts much longer than the primary series alone. These findings are among other, sometimes “unintuitive,” revelations of how factors like age, sex and comorbidities do and don’t affect immune response. 

Mutual Aid Is A Lifeline

Mutual Aid Is A Lifeline

Equity studies Professor Yvonne Su says that research shows social divisions and inequalities return, often stronger, after the immediate danger of a disaster passes, weighing in on how the efforts to provide community support have shifted since after the first COVID lockdown.

We can uphold the solidarity created by COVID-19 even though WHO ended the international emergency

We can uphold the solidarity created by COVID-19 even though WHO ended the international emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the global emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although COVID-19 remains a danger for many, especially with the possibility of new variants, experts are urging that we move forward to prepare for the next pandemic.

‘Never-ending pressure’: Mothers need support managing kids’ technology use

‘Never-ending pressure’: Mothers need support managing kids’ technology use

Between March 2020 and June 2022, families in Toronto experienced some of the longest lockdowns in the world. Ontario schools closed for in-person learning for over 27 weeks, longer than any other province or territory, and government restrictions on public spaces lasted for months. Parents were left to figure out how to manage work, child care and virtual school. […]

New study finds most targeted COVID-19 border closures ineffective, likely illegal

New study finds most targeted COVID-19 border closures ineffective, likely illegal

A research team from the Global Strategy Lab (GSL) at York University looked at border closures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded that many were ineffective, illegal and even when they did work, were so disruptive that in the future they should only be used when absolutely necessary.