COVID19

The system of political beliefs and demands that have grown up around mass containment increasingly resemble a novel, malignant ideological system. Many are fond of comparing Corona containment to fascism or communism, while others detect, behind...
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Measures to curb COVID-19 hammered tourism and business travel in British Columbia over the past 19-months. Revenues fell by 70% in 2020 compared to the year prior. Considering the industries bring into the province a...
The absolute certainty of losing a job is going to motivate a lot more people than the more abstract risk of dying For those readers who only peruse headlines — which, as anyone who has access...
Our public messaging about the virus should explain the real costs — in graphic terms — of catching the virus. I still remember exactly where I was sitting decades ago, during the short film shown in...
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Federal and provincial governments are causing “great harm” to Canadians with unreasonable COVID-19 mask mandates and restrictions says the organizer of this weekend’s Hugs Over Masks protest at the Art Gallery in downtown Vancouver. Only on...
Quarantine can end after 10 days without COVID-19 test, or seven days with negative result, officials say The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday announced shorter coronavirus-related quarantine periods ahead of anticipated holiday travel. The...
Lung health is at risk from Covid-19. Naturally, some Americans turned to cigarettes. Jamie Hickey, a 41-year-old personal trainer based in Pennsylvania, hadn’t smoked in eight years, but he caved when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. “The...
Researchers at the Center of Excellence for the Acceleration of Harm Reduction (CoEHAR*) in Catania, Italy have just published a groundbreaking study. It shows that smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who switched to vaping reduced their...
A variety of peer-reviewed studies argue the connection between the use and behavior of vaping products and devices and how such activities can exacerbate COVID-19. Filter magazine published a tremendous analysis of the debate related to vaping and COVID-19....
Tobacco use is the top modifiable global health problem, but the global tobacco market grows 3% annually. Most anti-tobacco measures to date target demand (eg, higher excise taxes). However, the endgame might require reducing supply....