Public Health

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by Bryony Lau

Pandemic’s hidden heroes: Indentured labourers churning out our PPE supplies

Shibli is one of tens of thousands of migrant workers who have gone into debt to secure jobs in glove factories. This practice, debt bondage, is widespread among glove companies in Malaysia and is a form of forced labour.

Cost, access are barriers to mental health services in Canada, international survey shows

The Canadian Institute for Health Information released a report that uses survey data to compare how Canadians experience the health-care system and their health behaviours to those of people abroad.

by Paul Taylor

COVID variants: Evolution at work

Why are the new variants of the coronavirus so contagious and how can I protect myself from them?

by Ahmed Bagit Amirpouyan Namavarian Abdulwahab Sidiqi Kashif Pirzada Saad Ahmed

Canada must double-down on mRNA production to overcome vaccine nationalism

What is our Plan B if future disruptions arise this year? Are we going to continue to wait, allowing community spread, more variants and more deaths?

by Danyaal Raza

Vaccines, prices and a pandemic

If the government is serious about ensuring access to prescription drugs and vaccines to all, it must stand up to pressure from Big Pharma on pricing reforms.

by Arnav Agarwal Pooja Gandhi

Healthcare in Hues: The Vaccine Waiting Game

Our latest installment of Healthcare in Hues, a monthly feature that uses art to comment on the state of healthcare in Canada.

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 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 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 Anita Srivastava

Cannabis edibles pose serious risks to our kids

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

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