News and analysis about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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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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University of Alberta political scientist Jared Wesley. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | When the electorate is sharply polarized, sometimes a party has to pick a lane. It can't just conclude that if everyone is complaining it must be doing something right.
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COVID-19 testing at Pearson Airport. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Rick Salutin | There's good reason to be gloomy about tech. Yet here we are, (at least somewhat) saved by the tech. It surely wasn't the politicians, largely mediocre, with their mixed bags of MDs and generals.
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David Suzuki | COVID-19 will long be remembered for upending lives worldwide, but one surprising legacy may be something more revelatory and, hopefully, lasting: a much-needed reconnection to nearby nature.
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Health-care workers in South Africa receive COVID-19 vaccine, February 2021. Image credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | A new report looking at the inequitable worldwide distribution of vaccines points its finger at Canada as typical of "unseemly and unfair vaccine grabs" by wealthy countries.
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Health Minister Tyler Shandro. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta via Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | It remains to be seen if Alberta's doctors themselves will surrender, since a ratification vote must still be conducted. It seems likely, though, that they will give up and ratify.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | As we emerge from the pandemic, the radical approach to fighting childhood poverty embedded in the American Rescue Plan will provide much-needed support to those most in need.
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Trillium Health Partners vaccination clinic in Peel, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Evelyn Lazare | Why are people in Canada still waiting for vaccines, when countries all over the world are far ahead of us in putting shots in arms?
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International Women's Day March, 2017, Los Angeles. Image Credit: Molly Adams/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | This year, during a pandemic, let's make International Women's Day 2021 really matter.
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Sylvia Bashevkin | On International Women's Day, a year into this pandemic, Canada and the world face a major she-curity crisis -- which deepens long-standing patterns that disadvantaged women long before the pandemic.
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Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions President Linda Silas. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Saying she will remain as president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Linda Silas called for Canada to address "the stark inequities that COVID-19 has exacerbated."
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, February 16, 2021. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The current Liberal minority has arguably been working quite well, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.