Special Series

As health-care professionals, we are already seeing the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. Here are some of the ways we can bring about the changes that will improve the health of people around the world.

Opinion
by Seema Marwaha

Editor-in-chief Seema Marwaha answers common questions and debunks prominent misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11.

Article
by Monica Kidd

During the pandemic, health-care professionals have suffered "moral injury." This has caught the attention of personal injury lawyers, who are now exploring moral injury: what it is, who’s at risk, how to treat it – and how it might be litigated.

Debate
Posted: Nov 25, 2021

Should vaccine passports be part of our public health strategy?

Two high-profile epidemiologists share their differing views on using vaccine certificates to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

by Max Binks-Collier

Physician-epidemiologist Stefan Baral opposes vaccine certificates on the grounds that they further sideline marginalized groups and strain the relationship between public health and the public it serves.

VS
by Max Binks-Collier

Peter Jüni, the scientific director of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, argues that vaccine certificates are key to managing the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping society open.

Article
by Anthony Fong

Provincial governments are urging family doctors to resume in-person visits, arguing that virtual care increases pressure on ERs and leads to poorer health outcomes. But some doctors counter that it improves accessibility, among other benefits.

Article
by Catharine Chambers

Pregnant people are at higher risk of severe COVID-19. This is a well-established fact. But it hasn’t always been. Earlier on, experts did not believe this group was at higher risk. This change in perspective is normal: in fact, it's how science works.

Article
by Jeffrey Mo

If you get contact-traced because you've been near someone infected with a contagious disease, it’s too late to protect yourself. You isolate to protect others. But a new app aims to fight outbreaks using our desire to protect ourselves. Here's how.

Pillars of the Pandemic

We are excited to release this new series honouring outstanding individuals who have made huge contributions to our fight against the pandemic. This series was made possible by the DLSPH and Closing the Gap Healthcare.

Pillar of the Pandemic
by Seema Marwaha

Lloyd Douglas worked as part of the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority to protect Indigenous communities in northern Ontario from COVID-19. We're profiling him as a Pillar of the Pandemic.

Pillar of the Pandemic
by Rachel Watts

Angela Robertson, executive director of Parkdale-Queen West Community Health Centre in Toronto, is a determined advocate for homeless, racialized and disadvantaged communities. We're profiling her as a Pillars of the Pandemic honouree.

Special Series Highlights

Special Series

In partnership with AMS Healthcare, Healthy Debate is publishing a series of seven articles that explores the relationship between technology and compassion in the field of health care today, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Series

The vital partnership between research, community and clinical operations is the hallmark of the learning health system. In this series, we explore the fundamentals of a learning health system as well as several examples of learning health systems in action.

Special Series

Pillars of the Pandemic is a new series honouring outstanding individuals who have made huge contributions to our fight against the pandemic.