Infectious Disease

652 articles:
by Mary Sco.

Food and mental health: Happy gut, happy mind

The food we eat every day is the subject of an ongoing conversation between the bacteria in our gut and our immune cells. This conversation dictates whether we are taking one step closer to health or one step closer to disease.

by Jan Hajek

As individuals, we can take steps to reduce the risk for the next pandemic

We don’t just have to be anxious or fearful about the next pandemic. We can push governments for systemic changes. But we can also take small, concrete steps as individuals to make a difference.

by Raissa Amany Magdalena Rudz Carly La Berge Connie Trang

#codePink: Canada must protect mental health of our children and youth

The effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are still being felt, particularly for youth. There are 8 million children who deserve better access to mental health care in this country. It's time we did better.

by Micaela Harley

A polarized society unified by complex trauma

While we move into another phase of the pandemic, we need to attempt to heal our society by realizing that everyone is dealing with a similar complex trauma.

by Lawrence Loh

Beware the ‘Kraken’ – but for a different, official reason

The nickname “Kraken” for the XBB.1.5. subvariant of COVID-19 Omicron does not arise from any mandated agency or authority and incites undue fear. When the tentacle wags the giant squid, the media undermine their own credibility as honest arbiters of facts.

by Samira Jeimy Sabina Vohra-Miller Natasha Correa

Debunking the myth of immunity debt

Immunity debt is an attractive concept. But there is little evidence for it as an explanation for the resurgence in pediatric respiratory infections.

by Aidan Kelland

The learning pod

I wasn't able to see any kids my age for two years. This was easily the worst thing for me.

by Alessia Iafano

Social distance

After a year of masking fears, I’m almost free. free to leave the covered faces that bring tears.

by Ami Shah

The Art of the Eggless

My journey hasn’t been all that smooth, but I have to say all the chaos turned into something I would have never even dreamed of!

by Angela Tsai

Online learning: A pandemic special?

I am just a small icon on the screen with a hundred other students, no one would notice.

by Arushi Nath

The Masked Scales: A NASA winner

While COVID-19 closed my school doors, it opened up newer windows of education based on curiosity and passion.

by Bethany Pyle

A Pandemic Erupted; My Twenties Interrupted

In my early twenties when COVID took hold, I was waiting for all my life plans to unfold. But then the new virus hit and put it on hold

by Cam Kochut

Disability and the pandemic

I felt abandoned by the accessibility centre that claimed to be my advocate.

by Cierrah Smith

B.R.A.I.D.S: Beautiful. Rooted. Artistic. Inspired. Do. Style

Growing up, I realized people will always have an opinion about who you are.

by Hayden Johnston

Peer pressure

Middle school, I was already nervous, then the school year ended up being online halfway through the year. I wasn’t used to the idea of online school.

by Helena Xu

In Helena’s Rant: Still a page unturned in my books

In a very me-like fashion, I am typing this very reflection while repeating one specific song and avoiding my schoolwork.

by Janessa Trahan

A high-schooler’s life during the pandemic’s beginning

Go to work, get money, you need it for college. Why are you working so much, relax, take a break. Your grades are dropping, you’re sleeping too much.

by Leisha Toory

The warm fabric of unity

Expressing kindness, especially during the harshest times, is not only the right thing to do, but also is what everyone needs to receive to powerfully combat the overwhelming emotions.

by Natascia Ciancibello

Instability’s greatest comfort

As I recalled taking my healthy throat for granted. A glass of water, half empty, stared back at me, just out of reach, and longingly I looked at it.

by Odin McDonald

Lockdown charge

Later that day, me and my sibling went to the park because no one had told us about the pandemic.

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