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What Travelling With Cerebral Palsy Has Taught Me About Kindness

BY KELLY DAWSON I am one of a billion disabled people, a number that the World Health Organization describes as 15 per cent of the global population. And as a traveller, there will always be details I can’t anticipate. At first, the stress of the airport security line didn’t faze me. I was travelling alone […]

Pfizer vaccine: what an ‘efficacy rate above 90%’ really means

By Zania Stamataki, University of Birmingham There was – rightfully – a lot of excitement when Pfizer and BioNTech announced interim results from their COVID vaccine trial. The vaccine, called BNT162b2, was reported to have an “efficacy rate above 90%”. This was soon translated in the press to be 90% “effective” at preventing COVID-19.

Persons with disabilities deserve a Basic Income

By Evelyn Forget and Sheila Regehr Last month’s throne speech committed to the creation of a new Canadian Disability Benefit for persons with disabilities—that’s good news. The details remain vague, but some disability advocates have long championed a Basic Income for people with disabilities. The newly announced Disability Benefit may offer a

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STEREOTYPES OR SOCIAL REALITY In a recent paper, MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Jackson Lu studied a novel form of stereotyping and discrimination in China based on use of Western astrological signs translated from English into Chinese over the past few decades. He found that “astrological stereotypes” about personalities formed without

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