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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...
One third of voters who cast their ballot in the U.S. election said the economy as their biggest concern One third of voters who cast their ballot in the U.S. election said the economy as their...
What was Public Health England? PHE was established in April 2013 as part of the controversial health reforms started by Lord Lansley, when he was the health secretary. As an “executive agency” of the Department of...
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...