Hundreds of Canadian health experts call for action on airborne

Hundreds of Canadian health experts call for action on airborne spread of COVID-19

Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more than 360 scientists, occupational health specialists, engineers, doctors and nurses who are expressing alarm over surging cases and hospitalizations. They say provincial prevention messages “continue to be…

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians

COVID 19 Alert app faces accessibility criticism for older Canadians, marginalized groups

The federal government’s COVID-19 contact tracing app is facing criticism for its download requirements, which restrict some Canadians from accessing and using the app. The free “COVID Alert” app, which became available on Friday, is designed to track the location of phones relative to each other, without collecting personal data anywhere centrally. Read more:…

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake

As mandatory face mask bylaws pop up across Canada and the United States in order to deter the spread of COVID-19, so are fraudulent cards claiming to exempt people from the rule. If you do have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask, you do not need to prove it with a…

COMMENTARY Robots don’t get sick. Will COVID 19 speed up workplace

COMMENTARY: Robots don’t get sick. Will COVID-19 speed up workplace automation?

What is an essential worker? The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the very idea on its head. Retail salespeople, entertainers and baristas do not make the cut. Grocery clerks, warehouse stockers and delivery people do. Without these workers, the “rest of us” would starve and run out of toilet paper. Together with health-care workers and…

Theres a ‘special place in hell for scammers amid COVID 19

There’s a ‘special place in hell’ for scammers amid COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta premier says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney did not mince words Monday afternoon when he came out with a warning to scammers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “To those who are trying to exploit seniors and others during this time of a public health emergency, there must be a special place in hell for people like that,” the…