Increasing vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities

We have been struck by how COVID-19 has affected the health and wellbeing of ethnic minority groups disproportionately. Individuals from these communities are more likely to have severe disease requiring intensive care admission ...


Having difficult conversations: Addressing vaccine hesitancy

Regarding vaccine hesitancy towards the COVID-19 vaccine, about half the population is in the "movable middle." More specifically, 20% are skeptical and 30% are open but uncertain. They want to know that vaccines are safe ...


Doctor communication key to pandemic vaccine adoption

People who talk with their doctors are more likely to get vaccinated during a pandemic, according to a study of evidence collected during the "swine flu," the last pandemic to hit the U.S. before COVID-19.

Oncology & Cancer

Providing inclusive care for LGBTQ2SPIA+ cancer patients

In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, published by Elsevier, undergraduate researchers from the University of Alberta's Radiation Therapy Program in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch advance first Covid jabs to Wednesday, last in EU

The Netherlands has brought forward its first coronavirus jabs by two days to Wednesday, as pressure grows on the government in the last EU country to launch its vaccination campaign.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The kids are alright—but not older people

Why does COVID-19 affect older people more than young children? Why are the symptoms more severe in seniors than in toddlers? What are the cellular mechanisms that explain how the infection progresses?

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