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A Special Feature on COVID- 19: What Can History Teach Us?

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address what history can teach us about ways to cope with a pandemic. COVID-19 has been quite active for a few months and leaves its mark all around the globe. Much like the Black Death (a type of plague), the Spanish flu, SARS, the avian flu, or even Ebola, COVID-19 will also make history in its own way. Unfortunately, these diseases are responsible for millions of deaths. They also allow society to make tremendous technological progress, medical advances, and foster human growth. Have we learned from the previous epidemics? Which lessons will we draw from this very exceptional situation which is undergoing at the moment?

Special Feature on COVID-19: the Infodemic

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address the infodemic. The infodemic is this overabundance of information, credible or not, that makes it difficult for anyone to get accurate information. Medical misinformation, conspiracy theories, rumours on governmental measures, doctored pictures and videos, scams, and fraudulent offers, the false information about COVID-19 spreads faster than the actual virus. SCOOP! explains, in this video, how to ensure you are not fed false information in your quest for truth.

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Your Questions Answered

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we answer many questions you may have on the changes you have been going through recently. With this short video, and a stack of toilet paper, we know that "we will prevail" and "we will get through this".

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Why Is it So Important to Wash Our Hands?

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address the importance of washing our hands. What is all the fuss surrounding hand-washing anyway? We hear everywhere that it is of the upmost importance to wash our hands, and particularly with the pandemic of COVID-19. Do you think you can fall ill by shaking someone’s hand or by touching a door handle? Do you know how to wash your hand efficiently? And how often? SCOOP! has the answers for you.

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Why are Schools Closed?

As part of a series of SCOOP! information capsules on COVID-19, today we address school closures. Currently, half of the students across the world are deprived of their usual education because they do not have access to their school. But why this decision? What does it mean for teenagers who must stay home? SCOOP! has the answers in this video.

Special Feature on COVID-19: How are Vaccines Made?

As part of a series of information capsules SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address vaccines. Creating a vaccine is a complex process and there can be more than a year between its creation and its distribution to the public. Where are researchers in their quest to stop this pandemic? SCOOP! explains it in video. 

Special Feature on COVID-19: the Quarantine

As part of a series of information capsules on COVID-19, destined to youth aged 8 to 16, today we address the quarantine. Many people across the world find themselves in quarantine for fourteen days. But what does that mean exactly?

The Ins and Outs of the Coronavirus COVID-19 

Last December, in the city of Wuhan, China, a virus usually linked to animals was transmitted to a human for the first time. The coronavirus COVID-19 comes from the same family of viruses that usually affects the respiratory tract. It is in the same family as the common cold, the flu, and other more serious respiratory illnesses. When humans are infected with COVID-19, they experience symptoms such as fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing similar to pneumonia.