Advantages of Canada's community health centres became apparent during COVID-19 pandemic. When Adil Butt's body started to ache, he immediately isolated himself in a small bedroom for a month to keep his young family safe from COVID-19. The 42-year-old lives in Thorncliffe Park, a tightly knit community of apartment buildings in Toronto's east end. Neighbours […]
During his campaign rallies and back when he still had access to Twitter, then-President Donald Trump often referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” or “China virus” — reports have even linked his October COVID-19 diagnosis to an uptick in anti-Asian racism on Twitter. But Trump’s attempt to blame China for the spread of […]
Global News: Huge Crowds at Wasaga Beach for Car Rally Despite Coronavirus Restrictions Huge crowds gathered for a car rally at Wasaga Beach, Ontario despite provincial gathering restrictions instituted to prevent spread of Coronavirus. See the full Global News article here.
How Wearing A Face Mask Is Like Wearing A Condom Harris Ali, a sociology professor at York University, says changing peoples’ behaviour takes time. But it can be done. He likened mask-wearing to seatbelts, pointing to initial skepticism from citizens when provinces began enacting those laws too. “At first everyone was like, ‘Oh, I don’t […]
BBC: How Face Masks Affect our Communication Getty Images See the BBC article featuring Dr. Harris Ali here.
COVID-19: Pandemic on an Urban Planet BirGün is an Istanbul-based Turkish left-wing daily. You can read Roger Keil's article here.
What if physical distancing is not effective in COVID-19 containment? What can be done if physical distancing doesn’t work to halt community spread and our health care system cannot cope? What is “Plan B?” Insights to these questions may be gained from the West African experience with Ebola in 2014. See the full article by […]
"Learning from Ebola as Covid-19 Gains Ground" The outbreak in the DRC is waning just as coronavirus cases build in the conflict-roiled country. See the full article from DirectRelief here.
"The World is Rapidly Urbanizing. That May Mean More Epidemics" (StevenK / Shutterstock.com) See the interview with Dr. Roger Keil in the full article from DirectRelief.org here.
CTV News: "18 isolated countries have avoided COVID-19. Could they skip the pandemic?" "TORONTO -- The coronavirus has now spread to more than 170 countries and infected more than 1 million people worldwide, but a handful of isolated nations remain seemingly untouched by the pandemic -- for now." See the full article here.