Public Health

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by Joanna Cheek

Home and horny? Sex during a pandemic

As the social restrictions of COVID-19 have stalled many sex lives, they’ve also sparked a sexual revolution for others by encouraging conversations about sex and pleasure.  

by Pooja Gandhi Arnav Agarwal

Health Care in Hues: Navigating Changing Tides

Our latest installment of Health Care in Hues, a monthly feature that uses art to comment on the state of health care in Canada.

by Catharine Chambers

Comparing vaccines: efficacy, safety and side effects

Do you have questions about vaccines in Canada? Catharine Chambers compares the four vaccines now approved in Canada.

by Paul Taylor

Patient Navigator: Will we need annual COVID-19 shots?

Will we need annual COVID-19 shots the way we need yearly flu shots? Paul Taylor explains what we do and don't know about how variants will affect vaccination efforts in the long term.

by Ahmed Bagit Wendy Wang Amirpouyan Namavarian Abdulwahab Sidiqi Saad Ahmed

To catch up on vaccinations, we must include family doctors, pharmacists in rollout plans

It is only through primary and community care that we will be able to vaccinate populations that are neglected and/or mistrustful of the health-care system.

by Robin Blades

The endless ‘existential crisis’: Finding meaning in the midst of COVID boredom

Boredom can motivate us to find meaning in our lives, – even when we're stuck inside. The key is to find ways to satisfy that desire while adhering to public health guidelines.

by Sonia Malhotra

The view from here: A family doctor’s perspective of a population under lockdown

If we were to weigh all health outcomes, not only deaths due to COVID-19, would we continue blunt, sweeping lockdowns as our main public health strategy?

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

Health Care in Hues: The Vaccine Waiting Game

Our latest installment of Health Care 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.

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