COMMENTARY: It’s not too late for a creative and aggressive testing and tracing strategy

We may be at the point now in Canada where anything short of more restrictive lockdown measures will be unable to stem the rising tide of COVID-19 cases. It’s frustrating, … Read More

Roy Green: Do not let COVID-19 convince you to ignore any other health concerns

On Oct. 24, 2000, I was roughly on my family’s schedule for a fatal encounter with heart disease as foretold by the deaths of my father at age 40 and … Read More

COMMENTARY: How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy could impact the world

When the throne speech was delivered on Sept. 23, Canada had already committed over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements with five drug companies for a minimum of 154 million … Read More

COMMENTARY: Why face masks can cause dry eyes and what you can do to prevent it

Face masks help reduce coronavirus transmission, which has prompted mandates and expert recommendations for their use where social distancing is difficult. As the world emerges from shutdowns, wearing face masks … Read More

COMMENTARY: Kinder, gentler approach to COVID put to the test in B.C.

British Columbia has been one of Canada’s most successful jurisdictions when it comes to bending down the curve of COVID-19 transmission. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Bonnie Henry. … Read More

Working parents worry as boards eye back to school plans amid COVID-19

Andrea Moffat can’t decide what will be worse for her five-year-old son in September — keeping him at home or allowing him to make a partial return to school. The … Read More

COMMENTARY: The ‘true’ story of vampires likely arose out of a medical disorder

The concept of a vampire predates Bram Stoker’s tales of Count Dracula — probably by several centuries. But did vampires ever really exist? In 1819, 80 years before the publication … Read More

COMMENTARY: Does wearing contact lenses increase your COVID-19 risk?

Can the SARS-CoV-2 virus, responsible for COVID-19, be transmitted by tears or by touching the eyes? Are contact lens wearers therefore more at risk? As these questions arise, here’s what … Read More

COMMENTARY: There are ways to keep your kids active during the coronavirus lockdown

The battle against the spread of COVID-19 requires social distancing or confinement that radically changes the way we live with our children and adolescents. As physical and health education (PHE) teachers … Read More

COMMENTARY: How Switzerland ended up with the second-highest coronavirus infection rate in the world

Global attention is mainly focused for the moment on the grave coronavirus crisis in Italy and the accelerating crisis that is developing in New York City and across the United … Read More

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