Articles (Coronavirus)

SARS-CoV-2 Variants: An Update
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we anxiously listen to the latest updates about the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its variants.


When Both Glasses And Masks Are Required...
(Science Story Time!)

She put on her clothes and mask despite her fears, like an enthusiastic kid preparing for Eid celebrations. After a few steps outdoors, she started squinting through the fog; her face mask had started fogging up her eyeglasses.


Contagion (2011): When Fiction Becomes Reality
(Science and Art)

One sobering and undeniable example of a prognostication that became a reality is the plot of the pandemic-based blockbuster movie Contagion, released in 2011, in relation to the COVID19 pandemic, which hit the world in late 2019.


Combating a Virus
(Health and the Human Body)

A virus can be weakened or inactivated to stimulate the immunity system.

Rare Bacteria Makes PCR Technology Possible
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the new coronavirus pandemic hit the world last year, the PCR test has become familiar to almost everybody. What is PCR technology, how did it start, and what are the challenges it faced at the beginning?


Do Coronavirus differentiate between Males and Females?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Since the beginning of the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, scientists have noticed that the severe symptoms of the disease are more common in men than women, even the death rates are higher.


Viral Arts
(Life Sciences)

Viruses differ in types, but they also differ in their composition. Nevertheless, they all pass through the same phases when attacking a cell, or when looking for a host to reproduce.


Effects of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Marine Ecology
(Oceans and Marine Life)

As personal protective items were heavily used due to their effective role in preventing Covid-19 infection, a serious environmental problem has emerged.


Life in the Time of Coronavirus: Kids Edition
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Children express in this article their opinions and present their experiences in the time of the coronavirus. They share with us their knowledge, which we support with additional information that we ask parents to make sure that their children read for more clarification as well.


A Virus under the Microscope
(Life Sciences)

Viruses are of various different types, but they all infect all kinds of organisms and they all have exactly the same anatomical structure.


Virus Hunters: Preventing the Coming Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

How many infectious agents could become new threats to humanity? Supposedly, at least thousands; although it is difficult to make a precise estimate. Most of these will probably never become a real danger, but just as likely one will.


Should We Fear New Variants of the Coronavirus?
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The coronavirus acquires new mutations and changes as time passes. The danger of these mutations lies in enabling the virus to escape the immune system or resist vaccines.


Cancer Patients amidst a Pandemic
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

No doubt the pressure has been double for people who are already fighting other chronic or serious diseases.  This article is dedicated to shed light on some facts related to cancer patients and COVID-19.

An Overview of the Sinopharm and Pfizer Vaccines
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

After a crazy, hectic year, we have a number of vaccines for corona virus, of which  we will tackle Pfizer-BioNTech’s and Sinopharm’s.


Spring Allergy and the Coronavirus
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

It is better to know well the symptoms of COVID-19 and similar diseases, particularly seasonal allergies—the most notorious of which is Spring allergy—so that we can differentiate between them.


Indoor or Outdoor? A Choice for Your Health
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The COVID-19 pandemic has restricted hanging-out, social gatherings, and spending time outdoors; if you belong to the indoor generation with no deep understanding of what you are missing, this article is for you.


Air Conditioners and the Spread of Viral Infections
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Air conditioners have become a necessity, especially with global warming; nearly all public places use air conditioners. At this point, everyone wonders: Can air conditioners spread viruses?


Social Stigma and COVID-19
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

The patients of COVID-19 might face negative and social discrimination due to people’s ignorance about the disease. They blame a tangible source of infection, the patient, as if they were the source of the pandemic.


Mother Knows Best
(Science Story Time!)

Sitting down with his small family to watch their favorite daily series, Ahmed hears “etchiu!”; the sound of his younger sister sneezing several times, but no one is paying attention. He looks at his parents and wonders: Are these the symptoms of COVID-19?


Coronavirus Travel Tips
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

Can our routine be the same during the coronvirus pandemic? Can families travel and enjoy nature? Or should they abide by the rules of social distancing and home quarantine to avoid infection.


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