COVID-19

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by Joanna Cheek

The pandemic paradox: The crisis of loneliness

With the second wave forcing more people into isolation, we are now facing another public health crisis with deadly consequences: loneliness. 

by Jackie Brown

The dangers of financialized long-term care

Financialized homes had a death toll of 6.2 per cent. In contrast, non-profit homes had a mortality rate of 3.1 per cent while municipal homes did best at 1.1 per cent.

by Natalie Jesionka

‘It’s not too bad to miss Canadian winter:’ Voluntourism adapting to pandemic

The pandemic forced the shutdown of the $2.6-billion voluntourism industry, but some organizations later reopened with safety protocols that go beyond the bare minimum. However, that’s not always the case.

by Jeremy Snyder Valorie A. Crooks

Snowbirds complicate vaccine rollout

Snowbirds receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the US could cause practical and ethical problems for the vaccine rollout in Canada that we need to prepare for now.

by Kaleigh Alkenbrack

Innovative models pave the way for safe, high-quality long-term care homes

COVID-19 has exposed huge issues in Ontario's LTC homes. It's time we reimagine LTC entirely. Let's start by surveying the other LTC models already out there.

by Anna Wu Priyank Tyagi

CANZUK: A cure for our healthcare challenges?

CANZUK—a theoretical alliance between Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK—could greatly improve our healthcare.

by John Fralick Verena Kuret

Episode 21 – COVID-19 and Pregnancy with Dr. Kuret

What is known and what is not known about COVID-19 and pregnancy.

by Nadia Alam

Building trust: Tailored messaging needed to limit vaccine hesitancy

To vaccinate 37.7 million Canadians, we must address vaccine hesitancy among Canada's diverse population through innovative, community-driven strategies

by Nathasha Dias

Africa’s early success in fighting pandemic now at risk

COVID-19 cases in Africa have been increasing rapidly, imperiling its early successes in keeping the pandemic at bay and underscoring its need for the vaccines that it is having trouble procuring.

by Yona Lunsky Muhammad Irfan Jiwa

‘What does this mean for us?’ People with developmental disabilities left out of vaccination planning

As COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out across Canada, people with developmental disabilities have been overlooked. Let’s change that by including them in our vaccination policies and practices now.

by Nazanin Meshkat

Pollution reduction: an all-inclusive vaccine

Almost 9 million deaths worldwide are attributed to the effects of air pollution on diseases such as diabetes, stroke, lung disease and heart disease. Now, there is increasing evidence of the relationship between air pollution and COVID-19.

by Pooja Gandhi Arnav Agarwal

Healthcare in Hues: 2020 in Review

We end 2020, however, with hope as impressive scientific advances have allowed the rapid production and dissemination of highly effective vaccines – and the opportunity to turn the page to an optimistic 2021.

by Ahmed Bagit Amirpouyan Namavarian Abdulwahab Sidiqi Saad Ahmed Kashif Pirzada Urooj Khan

Anti-vaxxers may be a lost cause but the vaccine-hesitant must be brought on board

by Tara Kiran Jeff Kwong Noah Ivers

Breaking down walls: Teamwork key to effective vaccine rollout

by Denise S. Cloutier Kelli Stajduhar

If not now, when? Applying a palliative approach in long-term care

by Samir Gupta

Ignore the noise: Keep calm and mask on

by John Fralick Michael Fralick Robbie Goldstein

TBT – Dr. Robbie Goldstein on COVID-19

Throwback to our interview - how Mass General Hospital (MGH) in Boston prepared, and adapted, to a massive influx of patients with COVID-19.

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