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The Health Risks of Face Masks

Many countries have made it law that in certain environments, such as public transport, that people must wear face masks to protect against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. How beneficial is this in protecting you? Are there health risks in doing so? In a World Health Organisation (WHO) funded study, published in The Lancet 1), it […] Read on...

Digital natives – the lost generation? – Part II of II

Children and adolescents today grow up in the field of two conflicting worlds: the real and the digital one (see also Part I of this article).Although new media offer opportunities, dealing with them is difficult for children and poses completely new challenges especially for teachers, educators and parents. The couple Winfried and Astrid Brüning, who […] Read on...

Digital natives – the lost generation? – Part I of II

Young people born after 1980 are often referred to as “digital natives” in academic literature, because they grew up with computers and the Internet just as naturally as other generations did with water, electricity and later the television.1) “The term digital native is derived from the term native speaker and illustrates the fact that one […] Read on...

SARS-CoV-2 vaccines: should you get one, every year? – Part II of II

COVID vaccine trial data – five major vaccines under development The publication of data from vaccine trials for Covid-19 is not as transparent as it should be. We are told in the mainstream media that vaccines are safe but we are not shown the data. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is reported as 90% effective and safe, […] Read on...

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