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Canada failed to protect elderly in 1st wave of COVID-19 — will the same mistakes be made again?
As COVID-19 cases surge across Canada and outbreaks in nursing homes flare up once again, experts say vulnerable elderly populations are at extreme risk in the second wave due to a lack of government action.
Emma Donoghue 'spooked' by overlapping narratives between her new novel and COVID-19
The Pull of the Stars tells the story of three women — a nurse, a doctor and an activist — in war-ravaged Ireland during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. Emma Donoghue spoke with Dr. Brian Goldman, host of White Coat Black Art, about the inspiration for the novel.
Black Canadians get sick more from COVID-19. Scientists aim to find out why
Race-based data shows that Black Canadians are far more likely to get sick and be hospitalized for COVID-19 than other ethnic groups. A new study looking at antibodies in the blood of Black Canadians aims to understand the reasons in an effort to reduce the impact of the disease on Black communities.
Comprehensive nursing home inspections caught up to 5 times more violations. Why did Ontario cut them?
Ontario's government knew it was cutting thorough, effective investigations that helped identify infection control concerns in nursing homes three years before it made the cuts in 2018, but did it anyway, a CBC Marketplace investigation has found.