Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemic

Sociologist reflects on living in the time of the pandemicIt would hardly have been a stretch for Amy Kaler to write a cogent social analysis of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a sociologist, Kaler has a background in population health and the sociology of infectious diseases. As the pandemic advanced relentlessly in the early days of 2020, she received enough requests for media commentary that…

Forcing kids to wear masks in school again is a bad idea

Forcing kids to wear masks in school again is a bad ideaMask mandates have reduced children’s immunity to common viruses Hospitals are experiencing an influx of young children with serious respiratory illnesses. Out of concern for their well-being, some health professionals are pushing to bring back mask mandates for schools. In other words, students would be required, once again, to wear masks while in school buildings.…

Post-secondary COVID-19 policies in Canada must end

We need to learn to live with the now endemic coronavirus

Post-secondary COVID-19 policies in Canada must endThe Canadian Academics for Covid Ethics (CA4CE) is a group of researchers and scholars from fields spanning the natural and social sciences and humanities. It is concerned with the mismanagement of the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 pandemic response in Canada and around the world.  The following commentary was written by Claus Rinner, Claudia Chaufan, Jennifer Tilk, Travis…

Covid vaccine wrong approach to Covid pandemic

All evidence supports this conclusion

Covid vaccine wrong approach to Covid pandemicThe Government of Canada and the official medical advisory groups are, once again, recommending the immediate need for more doses of both the existing COVID-19 vaccines and the new Omicron tailored vaccines, as the SARS CoV-2 virus continues to evolve, mutate, and spread rapidly. Emergency managers recognize that a vaccine may be part, but only…

Universities’ draconian pandemic rules are ridiculous

Another sign of out-of-touch elitism

Universities’ draconian pandemic rules are ridiculousProof of vaccination is required for students who want to reside at the University of Toronto. No, this wasn’t cut-and-paste from a 2021 article – it’s an actual requirement for the fall of 2022. Anyone who plans to live in residence at the University of Toronto must show proof of vaccination. Not only that, but…

It’s time to scrap the ArriveCAN app

This useless app has only contributed to the chaos at our major airports

It’s time to scrap the ArriveCAN appDeputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland thinks her government is too humble. At least that’s what she said when a reporter asked her why travellers are still forced to fill out the ArriveCAN app before entering Canada. After extolling the virtues of national humility, Freeland went on to take credit for saving 70,000 lives by enacting…

Canada should get off the Covid-19 vaccination train

COVID will go around forever, endlessly mutating but relatively benign

Canada should get off the Covid-19 vaccination trainIf public health, a vibrant economy and preserving our constitutional freedoms were the goal, then Canadian institutions have gotten nearly everything wrong when it comes to COVID-19. Government policy, academia and mainstream media have fallen to COVID-ism, a condition where the COVID narrative formed in March 2020 must be maintained at all costs and dissent…

COVID mismanagement needs to be examined by an independent panel

It is the only way to ensure that future crises are managed better

COVID mismanagement needs to be examined by an independent panelIncreasing numbers of Canadians are demanding a national, independent investigation into government mismanagement of the COVID-19 outbreak. Because governments themselves would be the subject of such an investigation, its conduct would need to be assigned to a non-governmental commission whose commissioners possess the experience, expertise and personal integrity necessary to render their findings credible with…

Airline traffic on the rebound but normal levels not yet in sight

So long as government issues flip-flopping travel policies, people will make plans despite the pandemic

Airline traffic on the rebound but normal levels not yet in sightMost travel chatter focuses on the ‘new norm.’ Whether it is proof of vaccination, masking requirements, travel restrictions or negative PCR tests, are we actually seeing a new norm in terms of travel? Based on the number of airline passengers passing through Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), it appears air travel…
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