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Evelyn Lazare | With new variants developing rapidly, Canadians can expect that an annual booster for COVID-19 will become a routine part of preventive health care.
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David J. Climenhaga | The Sky Palace brouhaha diverted attention away from the troubling appointment of market-fundamentalist economist Jack Mintz to the board of Alberta Health Services.
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A banner that says "Housing for All" is carried at the beginning of a housing rally in Toronto. Image credit: Cathy Crowe
Cathy Crowe | The term "social murder" has been aptly used to describe what happened in long-term care in this pandemic. Today's third wave exposes public health neglect for homeless people.
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Amy Tan | The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted our ability to grieve lost loved ones properly. To soften the blow of this "complicated grief," it is crucial that we all act as "infection fighters."
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A public notice in Vancouver's English Bay advises pedestrians to stay two metres apart to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Image: GoToVan/Flickr
Matthew Hayes | The moral code of the pandemic will restrict individual freedom temporarily, but its effect will last much longer. It is collective solidarity that will reckon with acts of libertarianism and neglect.
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Archana Rampure | Spain's shaky coalition government is trying to get the country through this unimaginable, unprecedented nightmare.
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People line up to be assessed for COVID-19 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)
Rick Salutin | COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.
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3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 -- also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 -- virus particle. Image: NIAID/Flickr
Duncan Cameron | Thoughtful international planning and informed national action are both needed to ensure public health is protected in inevitable future pandemics.
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Cathy Crowe | Around the world hotels are being used to shelter homeless people from COVID-19.
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Duncan Cameron | Justin Trudeau stated that no Canadians should go without because of the coronavirus crisis. As prime minister, he should commit to relieving the despair of fellow citizens faced with destitution.
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Rick Salutin | The novel coronavirus acts by its own lights. Beyond that, much depends on how we react to it.
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David J. Climenhaga | Would Jason Kenney's UCP government be prepared to legislate mandatory paid sick time for all workers, even as a temporary measure, to halt the spread of coronavirus? Highly unlikely.