Articles (Coronavirus)

Innovative Face-Masks
(Technology and Inventions)

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of face-masks become a matter of urgency to keep abreast of the pandemic.


World Without Viruses
(Life Sciences)

If all viruses suddenly disappeared, the world would be a wonderful place for about a-day-and-a-half, and then we would all die.

Is the Coronavirus Affected by Weather?
(Health and the Human Body)

Two years or more have passed since the coronavirus attacked Planet Earth; can we determine in which of the seasons it has spread most?


The Debate About Influenza
(Health and the Human Body)

At this time of year, we normally fear any possible viral infection. It is then crucial that we take a closer look at what Influenza really is, and how we can protect ourselves from it during the vacation.


New Year’s Priceless Gifts (3): A Year of Valuing Time
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

The past years put us face-to-face with the challenge of using our time wisely; this has been an excellent opportunity to make the most of it, but were we good keepers and users?


New Year’s Priceless Gifts (2): A Year of Dealing with Uncertainty
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

The second important lesson the past two years have taught us is the importance of building tolerance for uncertainty.


New Year’s Priceless Gifts (1): A Year of Resilience
(Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health)

In the past two years, we faced unprecedent challenges. To get out of this dilemma as the pandemic continues, we sit still, take a deep breath, relax, and reflect on what has been happening.


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.


Pandemic: To Predict and Prevent
(Science and Art)

Netflix released a documentary series entitled Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak, coinciding with the outbreak of COVID-19. As it turned out, it was filmed and produced before the coronavirus outbreak.


When Both Glasses And Masks Are Required...
(COVID-19 Pandemic)

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.


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