COVID-19

To School or Not to School

Should we send children back to school during a pandemic? A year ago, attending school would have been mandatory. Now it’s up to the parents. How have parents made this difficult decision, and what is the CDC’s advice? On their website, there is a “School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers and Guardians.” [1] The purpose…

The Future Course of Pandemics

Will we ever learn from our past? Once news broke of COVID-19 and of it being classified as a pandemic, analysts have been reaching back, comparing previous coronavirus pandemics and the lessons that should have come with them. In our current standpoint, the outcome of how this pandemic will play out still remains unclear. Scientists…

A Double Whammy: Flu & Coronavirus

Many countries across the globe are beginning to experience a second wave of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19. The horrific prospect of two epidemics, the flu and coronavirus, occurring at the same time is now an all too real possibility. Canadian Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam stated that “unless protective measures are strengthened…

The Burden of Stigma

The following illustration was submitted as part of The Pandemic: Science and Society course offered from Aug. 17 – Sep. 4. If you find this interesting, visit related articles including: Racial and Socioeconomic Identity and their Influence on Health, The Need For Cross-Sector Collaboration In Addressing Social Determinants of Health, and A Legacy of Racism:…

COVID Meter

The following piece was written as part of The Pandemic: Science and Society course offered from Aug. 17 – Sep. 4. If you find this interesting, visit related articles including: The Positives of COVID-19, Racial and Socioeconomic Identity and their Influence on Health, The Need For Cross-Sector Collaboration In Addressing Social Determinants of Health.

Preventing Another Pandemic Means Protecting the Planet

The following piece was written as part of The Pandemic: Science and Society course offered from Aug. 17 – Sep. 4. Climate change and environmental degradation is a public health crisis.  While we are stuck navigating the immediate tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been little attention to the impact habitat destruction and climate…

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