Fifteen per cent of Canadians have long COVID symptoms

Fifteen per cent of Canadians have long COVID symptomsThe stigma attached to being a Covid long-hauler has the potential to negatively impact patient outcomes High levels of stigma experienced by some COVID long-haulers are associated with more intense symptoms, reduced physical function and loss of employment due to disability, according to newly published research from a Lancet medical journal. Specialists working in Edmonton’s…

Chinese Communist Party finds itself between a rock and a hard place

Chinese Communist Party finds itself between a rock and a hard placeChinese people risking beatings and jail to protest continued lockdowns  Anti-lockdown protests are now taking place across China – the Chinese equivalent of our Truckers’ Convoy. The protests are a reaction to the brutal policies that literally lock people in their apartments when even one infection is detected. As in Canada, when truckers became convinced…

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face masking

Why Canada shouldn’t consider returning to mandatory face maskingFortunately, most provincial governments and the feds are pushing back against the idea Several recent polls have indicated that a majority of Canadians wouldn’t be opposed to returning to mandatory face masking in public places. A Nanos Research survey conducted between Oct. 30 and Nov. 4 found that 52 per cent of Canadian respondents would…

Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemic

Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemicIt would hardly have been a stretch for Amy Kaler to write a cogent social analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a sociologist, Kaler has a background in population health and the sociology of infectious diseases. As the pandemic advanced relentlessly in the early days of 2020, she received enough requests for media commentary that…

Forcing kids to wear masks in school again is a bad idea

Forcing kids to wear masks in school again is a bad ideaMask mandates have reduced children’s immunity to common viruses Hospitals are experiencing an influx of young children with serious respiratory illnesses. Out of concern for their well-being, some health professionals are pushing to bring back mask mandates for schools. In other words, students would be required, once again, to wear masks while in school buildings.…

Post-secondary COVID-19 policies in Canada must end

We need to learn to live with the now endemic coronavirus

Post-secondary COVID-19 policies in Canada must endThe Canadian Academics for Covid Ethics (CA4CE) is a group of researchers and scholars from fields spanning the natural and social sciences and humanities. It is concerned with the mismanagement of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response in Canada and around the world.  The following commentary was written by Claus Rinner, Claudia Chaufan, Jennifer Tilk, Travis…

Covid vaccine wrong approach to Covid pandemic

All evidence supports this conclusion

Covid vaccine wrong approach to Covid pandemicThe Government of Canada and the official medical advisory groups are, once again, recommending the immediate need for more doses of both the existing COVID-19 vaccines and the new Omicron tailored vaccines, as the SARS CoV-2 virus continues to evolve, mutate, and spread rapidly. Emergency managers recognize that a vaccine may be part, but only…

Universities’ draconian pandemic rules are ridiculous

Another sign of out-of-touch elitism

Universities’ draconian pandemic rules are ridiculousProof of vaccination is required for students who want to reside at the University of Toronto. No, this wasn’t cut-and-paste from a 2021 article – it’s an actual requirement for the fall of 2022. Anyone who plans to live in residence at the University of Toronto must show proof of vaccination. Not only that, but…

It’s time to scrap the ArriveCAN app

This useless app has only contributed to the chaos at our major airports

It’s time to scrap the ArriveCAN appDeputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland thinks her government is too humble. At least that’s what she said when a reporter asked her why travellers are still forced to fill out the ArriveCAN app before entering Canada. After extolling the virtues of national humility, Freeland went on to take credit for saving 70,000 lives by enacting…
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