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Has COVID-19 changed our relationship with pets and other animals?

Mon 03 August 2020

Dogs have loved it, cats have hated it, but whilst lockdown has provided temporary benefits for many companion animals, coronavirus has also provided opportunity to think more widely about the conditions under which novel diseases can emerge. We must change to provide a more sustainable future for both humans and animals, says Dr Rebekah Fox from Warwick’s Department of Sociology.

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Coronavirus: a history of pandemics in prison

Wed 29 April 2020

“As the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc across the world, the alarm has been sounded in prisons too”, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative reported early in April. It wasn’t wrong. Jails are high-risk environments for disease, where pathogens are easily transmitted.

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Air quality and wellbeing during Covid-19 lockdown

Thu 23 April 2020

Lockdown is showing us that our lifestyles, in the main our reliance on motorised methods of transportation, have an insidious and detrimental impact on our environment and ultimately our health. Rob Lillywhite, from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick reviews the impacts of COVID-19 lockdown on the environment.

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How looking after our mental health can help boost our immune system

Thu 19 March 2020

Looking after our wellbeing and mental health is vital in difficult times. Fear and anxiety can suppress our immune system, so finding ways to be kind to ourselves and others while we deal with the spread of COVID19 will boost our immune system and help fight infection explains Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor of Public Health and expert in mental wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.

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