Questions tagged [public-health]

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Why are Scandinavian countries promoting wearing masks so little compared to the rest of Europe?

Living in a Scandinavian country, I have been surprised to see how little people wear masks, both in public transports (no more than 10% wear one there), supermarkets and offices. I know that the ...
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Use of different epidemiological metrics in COVID policy communications

Many governments used different metrics to set and communicate their policies during different phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. To list just a few: The reproduction number (R). The incidence rate, ...
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Can I confirm my identity at the polling station without taking off the mask?

My country has an upcoming elections soon. On the polling station I will need to confirm my identity with photo ID; this implies taking off the mask in a crowded place. I take social-distancing ...
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Is it still impossible to quarantine asymptomatic people in Portugal?

News from last year was that an appeals court in Lisbon had ruled that it was illegal to quarantine people based solely on a (SARS-CoV-2) PCR test result. (Apparently, their ruling only applied ...
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What exactly is that "advisory" to the nursing homes from the New York State Department of Health, and is it really from A. M. Cuomo?

Here, on the Wayback Machine website, is the controversial directive to the nursing homes from the New York State Department of Health. It calls itself an "advisory" but it gives very stern ...