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International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing rapidly, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on March 12, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic» 

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COVID-19: Calls to close wildlife markets as harbours for spreading infections

Researchers are calling for countries around the world to close wildlife markets, also known as ‘wet’ markets. These markets usually sell a wide variety of typically domesticated animals like pigs and chickens, with any number of wild animals including bats,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Phone surveillance to comply with COVID-19 restrictions?

The idea for some might feel like edging another notch further to an Orwellian future. The idea that the police and/or security agencies would monitor your smart phone to ensure compliance with certain state requirements such as in this case,» 

Health, Society

Coronavirus: Scams, hoaxes, fake sites, and myths

It doesn’t take a crisis for fraudsters, fakers, and general creeps to try to take advantage of people, but it helps. With the current pandemic and fears, lies, myths, scams, fraud has become rampant, and while some of the various» 

Health, International, Society

Roundup of COVID-19 responses around the Arctic

With the number of COVID-19 cases outside of China increasing 13-fold, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a global pandemic on Thursday, urging governments “to take urgent and aggressive action” to stop its spread. Eye on the Arctic compiled» 

Health

Coping with Covid, federal government pledges $1 Billion

With the declaration of a Covid-19 pandemic, and the first recorded death from the virus in Canada, the federal government pledged a billion dollars to both fight the virus and mitigate the effects on society. Ian Culbert, is the executive-director» 

Environment, Health, International, Politics

Canada’s Prime Minister in self-isolation over COVID-19

Canada’s Prime Minister, JustinTrudeau, has gone into self-isolation along with his wife after her return from a trip to the UK. Upon her return she apparently began exhibiting some mild flu-like symptoms and a low fever. Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau had been» 

Health

Canada invests in coronavirus research as cases continue to rise

In order to contribute to global efforts dealing with the COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus outbreak, the Canadian government announced this morning that it has invested $27 million in coronavirus research. According to the World Health Organization there are 98,023» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Climate change, human activities, and increasing disease exposure

Its seems that as climate changes, particularly warming in the northern hemisphere, new diseases are also appearing to infect humans. But climate change is not the only reason Dr Courtney Howard (MD, CCFP-EM) is president of the Canadian Association of» 

Health, International, Society

Coronavirus threat causes midflight plane detour

Passengers aboard a flight from Toronto to Jamaica had a bit of a fright and a lengthy delay on Monday. About two hours into the four hour flight to the resort area of Montego Bay the plane was already over»