Tag Archives: pandemic

York U scholars call for Paris Agreement-style global accord to combat the emergence of ‘superbugs’

New paper in the American Journal of Public Health says the world urgently needs a co-ordinated response to antimicrobial resistance TORONTO, March 23, 2022 — In December 2021, as the world prepared to enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 194 member countries at the World Health Organization unanimously agreed to pursue a global agreement […]

Air pollution decrease in India during COVID-19 lockdown not as high as originally thought

York University researchers find meteorology played an important and unaccounted role TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2021 – Observational data shows air pollution in India decreased drastically in the first COVID-19 lockdown when emissions from vehicles naturally declined, but York University researchers say those numbers only tell part of the story – blue skies and an absence […]

Cities are best positioned to respond to pandemics, COVID-19

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2020 – Multi-jurisdictional, multi-municipality and diverse cities, while especially vulnerable to emerging infectious disease, can play a significant role in the public health response to pandemics like COVID-19.

An upcoming webinar, “Why Pandemics, Such as COVID-19, Require a Metropolitan Response,” hosted by York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) and NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management, will look at emerging evidence from New York, Wuhan, Paris, and Johannesburg.

Why joints and muscles need attention while working from home

What you need to know working from home during this pandemic TORONTO, Monday, March 30, 2020 – Millions of people around the world are staying home to follow rules around social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As many adjust moving from their office space to their work-from-home space, how can they prevent muscles and joints from stiffening and deteriorating? Assistant Professor Michael […]