News and analysis about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Rick Salutin | The kind of systemic neglect and even abuse of the ill and aged that we see in Canada muddies the question of "choice" for medically assisted deaths.
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Benjamin Rempel | As we approach the one-year mark of navigating a pandemic, Canadian adults owe children an apology.
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Penney Kome | Consumers and investors have a new reporting framework that uses environmental, social, and governance standards to measure corporations.
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David Suzuki | It would be a tragedy if, in the rush to return to normal, we cast aside what we've learned, and postpone the work necessary to change our systems to build the resilience we need to thrive.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney at his news conference in Calgary yesterday. Image credit: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr -- Photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
David J. Climenhaga | Cabinet ministers at Premier Jason Kenney's news conference about health-care spending yesterday behaved themselves. Some government MLAs, not so much.
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Chelsea Nash | "COVID Chronicles" is preserving workers' experiences for future historians.
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David J. Climenhaga | In the 2021 Alberta budget, the University of Alberta's grant has been slashed by 11 per cent, or $60.1 million. Also: another tiki-torch march; former MLA Janice Sarich remembered.
Book Review
Image: "Dead Epidemiologists" front cover
Raluca Bejan | "Dead Epidemiologists" argues that we need to be less concerned with whether Wuhan's wet market was the origin of COVID-19 and instead focus our attention on the structural causes of disease.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | A key impediment to the mass vaccination of the global population is a supply shortage precipitated by greed.
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Dr. Amy Tan (L-R). Image courtesy of authors
Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Amy Tan | Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth brought together a group of health-care experts and advocates to talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about disparities in access to COVID-19 vaccine across Canada.
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Lois Ross | What do for-profit long-term care homes such as Revera and land concentration have in common? Both are linked to Canadian pension fund investments, and you and I, albeit unwittingly, are part of it.
Calgary street preacher Artur Pawlowski addresses supporters at Saturday's tiki-torch march in Edmonton. Image: Artur Pawlowski/Facebook
David J. Climenhaga | Jason Kenney's commentary about Saturday's tiki-torch protest in Edmonton wasn't quite a full-throated Trumpian defence of "very fine people," but surely boils down to the same thing.