This 107-year-old remembers the 1918 Spanish flu, and sees the similarities with COVID-19

In these uncertain times, we talk to seniors who have experienced similar challenges in the past, including one 107-year-old Nova Scotian who remembers the influenza outbreak of 1918. What can we learn from their experiences?

COVID-19 won't stop Fish Friday as restaurant finds safe ways to keep tradition

While it won’t go through its usual 5,000 pounds of cod, Ches's Famous Fish and Chips in St. John's is open and practicing physical distancing to keep a local tradition alive.

The Current for April 10, 2020

Today on The Current: Faith and COVID-19; Seniors’ perspective on the pandemic; Porch portraits; Vinyl Cafe: Sourdough

Three of Canada's brightest on why they're proud of the country's response to COVID-19

Former astronaut Chris Hadfield, Giller Prize-winning author Madeleine Thien and Olympian Clara Hughes share why they believe Canadians have what it takes to weather this pandemic.

Our adrenaline can't 'outpace' COVID-19, but Brené Brown offers 3 tips to better cope

Author and podcast host Brené Brown talks to Matt Galloway about coping in the COVID-19 pandemic, and how accepting our own vulnerability can make us stronger.

The Current for April 9, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 and racial inequality; Brené Brown on vulnerability; Triage decisions; Sharing the sidewalk; Dreams in the time of COVID-19.

Worried about money during the pandemic? Personal finance experts answer your questions

Worried about money amid the pandemic? Personal finance author Lesley-Anne Scorgie and Carleton University Professor Jennifer Robson answer your questions about the CERB, retirement savings, interest rates, what students can do, and more.

Trials of COVID-19 vaccines aren't risk-free, but this volunteer says possible benefits 'far outweigh' danger

Medical student Sean Doyle is volunteering to test a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. — just one of several potential vaccines being explored by scientists fighting to end the pandemic.

Feeling exhausted during the pandemic? This philosopher says you could have moral fatigue

As COVID-19 upends daily life, many Canadians are having to make moral calculations that are well out of the ordinary, like whether or not it’s responsible to go to the grocery store or take a walk in the park. All those new decisions could be leading some to feel moral fatigue.

The Current for April 8, 2020

Today on The Current: Your money questions answered; Understanding pandemic data; Moral fatigue; Quarantine Book Club

With a COVID-19 infection confirmed in tigers, researchers hope to learn more about its spread among animals

With a confirmed case of COVID-19 found in a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City, researchers hope to shed light on how the novel coronavirus jumped from wild animals to humans.

Health-care workers need support to overcome war on COVID-19: Romeo Dallaire

Retired Lt.-Gen. Romeo Dallaire has a message of support for health-care workers on the front lines — and explains why we need to adjust our mindset about the pandemic.

Quebec yeast factory works overtime to meet rising demand from newbie bread bakers

A sudden spike in homemade bread-baking has emptied store shelves of key ingredients, and that has one Quebec factory working overtime to meet demand.

'Did you try to do your own root canal?' Hair stylists recommend against quarantine cuts

As you count the days since your last trip to the salon or barbershop, a DIY cut may be sounding pretty good. Two hair stylists say to leave the cuts to the professionals and focus on styling instead.

The Current for April 7, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 risk to apes; Romeo Dallaire; Pandemic puts other patients in limbo; Cutting your own hair

Experts say kids may need help expressing their feelings about the pandemic

As children are isolated from friends and supports, they’ll need help understanding and dealing with their feelings about the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say. But some children don’t know how to express themselves and others hide their pain.

As COVID-19 puts his journey on hold, globe-trotting writer worries pandemic will hit developing world hard

Former war correspondent Paul Salopek is tracing the migration path of human ancestors for a project he calls his Out of Eden Walk. His journey is on hold because of COVID-19, and the writer says he fears developing countries will be hit hard by the pandemic.

Doomsday preppers expect the worst, but not the kindness we've seen in COVID-19 pandemic, says author

Author Mark O’Connell wrote a book about doomsday preppers and what motivates them — only to find himself reviewing his notes as the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

The Current for April 6, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 death toll projections; Mark O’Connell on doomsday preppers; Helping kids cope; Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk

Canada Pension Plan board president says the retirement fund is safe, despite economic downturn

Mark Machin, president of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, says a recession is on the horizon but the CPP will rebound from the downturn.

'It's a process of discovery': Advice about COVID-19 will change and that's fine, science reporter says

If information and advice around COVID-19 seems to be changing, it doesn't mean scientists and journalists are making mistakes, but rather they're figuring things out, science reporter Deborah Blum says. 

Baby wipes and a bucket: How this truck driver is handling physical distancing on the road

Since physical distancing measures have been introduced on both sides of the border, trucker Steven Kastrantas says it’s been hard to find anywhere to stop for a bite to eat or even use the washroom.

The Current for April 3, 2020

Today on The Current: Non-medical frontline workers; Checking in on the pandemic in Italy; COVID-19 and Indigenous communities; China and case counting; Communicating science during a crisis

'Lapping at our shores': Small and remote hospitals anxiously await a COVID-19 influx

The Current spoke with emergency department doctors in three provinces. While they believe they're prepared for a deluge of cases, they worry about the impact COVID-19 will have on their facilities and staff.

Releasing some prison inmates is key to reducing COVID-19 spread, say advocates

Depopulating prisons is a necessary step to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in correctional facilities and moving into outside communities, advocates and a doctor tell The Current.