Mass COVID-19 testing is a waste of time and resources. I know this goes against everything we’ve been hearing on CNN and the CBC News, but hear me out. The statement, as provocative as it is, is based on a conversation I recently had with a friend of mine who is a member of Canada’s scientific research community. Read more
April 1, 2020: Giving thanks
It’s been just over two and a half weeks since the creeping shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic reached our fair city. One day I was sitting in my favourite restaurant laughing and joking with some friends and the next day Ontario Public Health announced its social distancing campaign.
COVID-19, a novel strain from the coronavirus family of infectious respiratory tract illnesses (like SARS and MERS), spreads across the globe, Canada and our city. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic because COVID-19 has a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. Europe is now the outbreak epicentre, not China.
COLUMN: No easy answers in the battle against COVID-19
I have to confess that in the last couple of days I have been all over the place on whether or not the government is taking the right steps in its strategy to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar. 19, 2020: So what's next?
Now that COVID-19 has shut down everything from the NHL to Sunday church services, minor sports, the public school system, all of our post secondary institutions, libraries, pools and even the Shenkman Arts Centre, the question on most people’s minds is what’s next?