POLI & ECON

How plagues can inspire social revolt - and a potential reaction against it. There’s one thing I better understand after reading and researching for this essay on plagues through history. It is that epidemics like the one we’re...
'Being female-led has provided countries with an advantage in the current crisis' As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, it’s common for health officials and news outlets to compare the actions of various countries to see how...
It's tough out there for restaurants and other small businesses.  Yelp's Economic Average report out Wednesday shows exactly how tough: 60 percent of the 26,160 temporarily closed restaurants on the business review site as of July are now...
The Canada-US border will remain closed for the foreseeable future, according to sources that have come forward to Reuters with information on the soon-to-expire travel restrictions. Initially introduced in March as an emergency measure, the Canada-US border was closed...
The coronavirus pandemic has provided the world an abundance of villains. Extravagant displays of incompetence, duplicity and blundering have made enemies of even the highest-profile health experts, figureheads and politicians, as the anxious and vulnerable...
Thirteen years ago, Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, a Cambridge-trained physician and expert in infectious disease surveillance, moved to Toronto from London to help rebuild Ontario’s public health system after SARS. For 11 years, Crowcroft worked inside...
The many emergency laws and regulations introduced to target the COVID-19 pandemic have amounted to the “death of civil liberties by a thousand cuts,” a new report says. The non-profit Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) on...
A snapshot of global transportation data during six months of coronavirus reveals diverging paths for cities. From skies to streets to subways, the coronavirus pandemic has brought dramatic and unequal changes to the ways that global...
Average of only two and a half hours a day spent on education Two million children have done little or no schoolwork at home during lockdown, according to a report that lays bare the impact of...
No one believes these mendacious fear-mongers about the Tulsa rally. Just as President Trump’s reelection team is being inundated by a tsunami of ticket requests for his first campaign rally since March, the public health bureaucrats...