Sweden and Japan are paying the price for COVID-19 exceptionalism

One of the most striking things about the COVID-19 pandemic is just how dramatically different the responses have been from country to country. In early 2020, when little was known about the virus, this difference was unsurprising. Today, with tens of thousands of research articles and cases of best practice to learn from, one would expect to see more convergence. […]

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AHA News: Hispanics Are Paying the Price for Being ‘Essential’ During the Pandemic

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Maria de Lourdes Alvarado has had to pick up extra or overtime shifts whenever she can, like millions of other essential workers outside of the health care field who are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy in their communities. And also like them, Alvarado is […]

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Paying attention to complaints can protect nurses from violence

Complaints from patients and their family members could signal future violence against nurses and should not be ignored, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. By tracking and addressing such complaints, hospitals and other health care organizations can help curb aggressive behaviour towards their employees. “Health care workers are four times more likely to face physical and emotional […]

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