COVID-19

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by Multiple authors in collaboration

‘I got AstraZeneca for my first dose. Which should I get for my second?’ A COVID vaccination guide

If you had AstraZeneca for dose 1, you now have a choice. You can get AstraZeneca for dose 2 or you can get a dose of Moderna or Pfizer instead. We have some information you can use to weigh your options.

by Max Binks-Collier

Could AI make health care more human?

An AI program in a Toronto hospital seems to be saving lives. Does it also offer a glimpse of a future in which AI makes health care more human, not less?

by Pooja Gandhi Arnav Agarwal

Health Care in Hues: Confusion remains a pandemic threat

Mixed messaging has been rampant throughout the pandemic and continues today. This has threatened public confidence in political and scientific leadership.

by Miranda Caley

‘I can’t take deep breaths anymore’: Some young adults feeling long-term effects from mild cases of COVID-19

Youth and young adults who had even mild cases of COVID-19 are experiencing lingering symptoms like shortness of breath for months. Recent research may shed some light on why.

by Max Binks-Collier

Seniors with dementia in LTC homes are using virtual reality to relive their pasts

During the pandemic, elderly people with dementia in long-term care homes have used virtual reality to relive their pasts. Is this dementia care's future?

by Anne Borden King

‘This is the community in action’: Toronto’s Disability Vaccine Outreach Initiative

Disabled people are assisting their peers in gaining access to vaccines while also educating vaccine clinics about access needs. It's just one example of why involving communities in the rollout matters.

by Madhav Sinha

Quality management principles lacking in health-care planning

Canada's response to the pandemic has ignored the principles of quality-control planning and quality management. Having one could have saved us over $100 billion.

by Rachel Watts

‘Some people describe it as being magical’: Horses provide a unique form of relaxation therapy for front-line workers

Front-line health-care workers are coping with stress and burnout by spending time with horses, an experience that some describe as "magical."

by Juweiriya Ahmed Kevin Jia Qi Chen Dorothy Qian Laura Diamond

‘It’s hell for inmates in there’: COVID precautions in prisons are worsening mental health

COVID-19 precautions in prisons, such as extended lockdowns and reduced visits, are taking a serious toll on prisoners' mental health

by Marisa Cicero Julie Maggi

We must limit barriers to vaccine access for children and youth

For Ontario to meet its goal of fully vaccinating children 12+ by the end of August, we must swiftly maximize access to clinics and minimize vaccine hesitancy.

by Larry W. Chambers Hanna Levy Eva Liu

COVID mortality rate highlights need to re-examine long-term care 

The tragedy of COVID-19 deaths in long-term care homes should catalyze a paradigm shift in Canada’s approach to promoting the health of our aging population.

by Chandandeep Kaur Bal Ripudaman Singh Minhas

As COVID ravages the diaspora, Canadian children of South Asian descent are in crisis

South Asian youth are struggling during COVID-19. Here are the supports they need right away.

by Rachel Watts

‘I felt I failed them completely’: Doctor describes shame, frustration as she responds to crisis in India

Dr. Rajani Surendar Bhat talks about the toll that treating COVID-19 in India is taking on her mental health.

by Rachel Watts

The double pandemic: Canadian doctors running “parallel wards” for family and friends in India

Samir Gupta answers medical questions from family and friends with COVI-19 in India from 10 PM until the early morning. He is one of many Indo-Canadian doctors who are battling a "double pandemic" in both Canada and India.

by Jillian Macklin

Making the most of the 15 minutes of post-jab waiting time

How can we make the most of the 15 minutes of medical observation that comes after getting vaccinated?

by Catharine Chambers

Why scary vaccine headlines are actually good news

We’ve all seen the headlines linking COVID-19 vaccines to rare blood clots. While this development may be worrisome, it is a reassuring sign that vaccine safety surveillance is doing its job.

by Kaleigh Alkenbrack

‘This is not on their radar’: PTSD among COVID survivors an emerging public health threat

Canadian critical care experts are warning that we are not prepared to treat the large number of COVID-19 survivors who suffer from PTSD because of their experiences in the ICU.

by Max Binks-Collier

Saying Goodbye on FaceTime

Nurses have been using platforms like FaceTime to host visits between patients critically ill with COVID-19 and their loved ones. It's contributing to burnout – but also sometimes providing them with beautiful moments of human connection.

by Catherine Birken Eyal Cohen Meta van den Heuvel

Let the children play

Public health policies meant to protect us from COVID-19 have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased screen time for all children. They are experiencing serious mental health problems. We must let them play.

by Darren Cargill

Lessons from Down Under – Eight pillars to support palliative care

During the pandemic, we Canadians could learn a thing or two from our Aussie friends Down Under. This includes important lessons on palliative care.

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