Seven

issues

01

History of Pandemics

COVID-19 is not the first pandemic that humanity has faced. One has only to think about the Black Death that jostled the West, the outbreak of Cholera that devastated Asia before attacking Russia and Europe, not to mention the famous Spanish flu which has nothing to do with Spain. But what are the lessons to take from the previous pandemics that have been helpful to managing the current crisis? And is the role of historians limited to that of giving Quebec history classes in our primary and secondary schools?
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02

Health Behaviours

Just like Harry Potter's Elder wand, adopting healthy behaviors is our only solution against our Voldemort, aka the Coronavirus. But what is a health behavior? What are the effects of public health measures on our health? And is fear the best strategy to get people to comply with the health measures?
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03

Disinformation & Conspiracy

The anxiety generated by COVID-19 has created a climate conducive to the spread of false information. Let us remember that famous rumor circulating on social networks saying that the pandemic was a pretext for Bill Gates to implant us with micro chips. But why is it that individuals intentionally spread false information on the internet? And how do people come make sense of the conspirational theories?
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04

Mental Health, Sex & Relationships

It is no secret, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental and sexual health of many. But is it true that these impacts are experienced even more heavily in young adults? And how does the context of the pandemic influence our sexual desire?
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05

Work and well-being

The pandemic has transformed quickly and suddenly the workplace. Just think of the expanded and accelerated use of remote work/ working from home since last year. But has this context fostered productivity? And how is it that the majority of women still live more work-life conflicts compared to their male counterparts?
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06

Vaccination

In March 2020, with the announcement of the pandemic, the world started its search for an anti-COVID vaccine. A few months later, some vaccines were ready to be marketed. But how is it that the manufacturing process happened so fast? And why is it important that even those least at risk get vaccinated?
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07

The Post Pandemic

The post-pandemic is now upon us.  COVID-19 has been a transforming agent of our society. But what are the lessons that we learned from this pandemic? And how this will change us collectively in the years to follow?
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