Simon Nakonechny

Simon Nakonechny is a videojournalist at CBC News Montreal.

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Analysis

Why the WHO won't say the coronavirus is airborne and driving the pandemic

The World Health Organization has refused to cave to pressure from more than 200 experts calling for it to update its messaging on the threat of the spread of the coronavirus through the air, citing a lack of “definitive” evidence.
Analysis

The lessons Canada can take from the U.S.'s mishandling of COVID-19

A surge in COVID-19 cases in some U.S. states has important lessons for Canada as lockdown measures continue to lift across the country.

How Canada could avoid a 2nd wave of COVID-19

The first wave of COVID-19 is subsiding in Canada, with daily case numbers and hospitalizations falling to rates not seen since the beginning of the pandemic. Experts say the likelihood of a second wave isn't set in stone and we could instead see several smaller waves in the coming months or avoid a second one altogether.
Second Opinion

'It matters to families': Canada does not keep track of probable cases of COVID-19

Canada does not record probable COVID-19 cases and deaths across the country despite international guidelines to do so, and experts say we may never know how many cases we’ve missed.
Second Opinion

Why testing negative for coronavirus isn't a guarantee you don't have COVID-19

Testing negative for the coronavirus isn't a guarantee that you don't have COVID-19, and experts say the high rate of false negatives could mean many cases aren’t being caught.

WHO backtracks on claim that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is 'very rare'

A top official with the World Health Organization has walked back statements that the spread of COVID-19 from people who do not show symptoms is “very rare,” amid backlash from experts who have questioned the claim. 
Second Opinion

Canada has an army of volunteers ready to help fight COVID-19 — so why aren't we using them?

Thousands of Canadians have volunteered their time to help track COVID-19 cases across the country, but even Canada’s hardest hit provinces haven't used them.

Canada is reopening without knowing where Canadians are getting COVID-19

Canada is emerging from months of lockdown, but key questions remain unanswered about where Canadians are getting infected with COVID-19 and why cases remain high in our hardest-hit provinces.
Second Opinion

Canada is slowly reopening — and new research reveals where you're most at risk of COVID-19

As provinces across Canada slowly reopen, experts say emerging research offers lessons on how to do that safely — and suggests tight, enclosed spaces may pose the biggest risk.

What Canada can learn from other countries about lifting lockdown measures too soon

As Canada considers easing lockdown measures, experts say there are key lessons we can learn from other countries to avoid risking a sudden spike in new COVID-19 cases.
Second Opinion

Could risky human challenge studies help find a vaccine sooner?

Human challenge studies could help researchers develop a COVID-19 vaccine faster, but the approach is incredibly risky.

Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

New research reveals vaping among Canadian youth has risen dramatically over the past two years, and experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.

Did the WHO mishandle the global coronavirus pandemic?

The World Health Organization has come under fire for its response to the global coronavirus pandemic, but experts say it's only as powerful as its weakest link.
Second Opinion

Should masks be mandatory in public to stop the spread of COVID-19?

A growing chorus of experts is calling for the widespread use of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 and suggest it may be a key factor in why some countries seemingly have their outbreaks under control while others are completely overwhelmed. 
Second Opinion

Why COVID-19 may attack the body differently than we think

Understanding how COVID-19 attacks the human body is essential to developing an effective treatment or vaccine to stop the global pandemic — but there’s still so much we don’t know about how it can kill us.

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