The Current

The Current for March 17, 2020

Today on The Current: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair discusses Canada’s new travel restrictions aimed at fighting COVID-19, and we ask whether the exemption for U.S. visitors undermines the effort. Plus, we speak with business leaders about how they’re reorganizing in the face of the pandemic; and we look to the helpers: Canadians setting up groups and funds to help those hit hardest. We also speak to a psychologist about how you can protect your own mental health during long stays in isolation. And finally, we look at the Hollywood films about pandemics, what do they get right — and wrong?
Anthony Germain is Tuesday's guest host of The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current: Public Safety Minister Bill Blair discusses Canada's new travel restrictions aimed at fighting COVID-19, and we ask whether the exemption for U.S. visitors undermines the effort. Plus, we speak with business leaders about how they're reorganizing in the face of the pandemic; and we look to the helpers: Canadians setting up groups and funds to help those hit hardest. We also speak to a psychologist about how you can protect your own mental health during long stays in isolation. And finally, we look at the Hollywood films about pandemics, what do they get right — and wrong?

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