Articles in Special Report: Covid-19

Low Hospitalization Numbers Today Are No Cause for Complacency
As long as each person who gets COVID-19 in Ontario infects on average more than one other person, that means we are on track for runaway exponential growth in cases again.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 23, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (6 comments)

I Gave My Patient a Tent
Encampments are a symptom of a larger problem: Lack of affordable, acceptable housing options.
by Tim O'Shea
Published August 07, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (1 comment)

Yes, You Should Wear a Face Mask
The best way to minimize the painful disruption of extreme measures to control exponential growth in infections is for everyone to follow the recommended public health measures.
by Michael Nabert
Published July 14, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (2 comments)

Trudeau's Pandemic Disability Plan is Just Not Good Enough
The ineffectiveness of Trudeau's COVID-19 disability plan is the product of a sytsem that has, for decades, failed to provide for and protect some of our most vulnerable citizens.
by Stewart Klazinga
Published June 12, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (0 comments)

Public Inquiry vs. Independent Commission
The Ontario government has announced an 'independent commission' into the state of Long Term Care homes, but only a legally-defined public inquiry can provide the transparency and accountability this crisis demands.
by Eric Coleman
Published June 02, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (0 comments)

Precarity in a Pandemic
CERB and other emergency pandemic responses have demonstrated the inadequacy of the social assistance status quo.
by Karl Andrus
Published May 27, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (0 comments)

We Need Compassion and Patience With Homeless Encampments
This pandemic will continue to shine a light on all of the fractured social issues that existed prior to the pandemic. It is up to us to decide how we respond.
by Jill Wiwcharuk
Published May 12, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (1 comment)

Things You Can Do to Flatten the Curve
There are two essential ways you can help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 through the community: personal sanitation and social distancing.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 20, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (2 comments)

Reflections on a Pandemic: Where We Are and What It Means
The only thing I think I can state with any confidence is that anyone who thinks things will go back to normal in a couple of weeks does not understand the gravity of the situation we're in.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 19, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (4 comments)

Doug Ford's Policies Have Been a Disaster for Ontario
Ford's attacks on worker protections, public health, housing affordability and disaster preparedness left Ontario less equipped to respond to a public health emergency like COVID-19.
by Michael Nabert
Published March 18, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (1 comment)

Public Health Cuts are a Deadly False Economy
If you don't think you need Public Health, that's because it's working. A political leader or party that doesn't understand this is by definition unqualified to lead the government.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 04, 2020 in Special Report: COVID-19 (3 comments)

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