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As Health Canada begins releasing tests capable of identifying who among us has unknowingly been exposed to COVID-19, many might be wondering: Was that coughing back in March really COVID-19? Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week he ...
Is cannabis an effective way to cope with COVID-19?
At the best of times, anxiety can lead to feelings of dread, tension and poor sleep. During a global pandemic, it can feel overwhelming and worsen current physical and mental health conditions. To take the edge off, an increasing number of Canadians ...
COVID-19 quarantine fatigue: The arrival of summer will test our resolve to social distance
As a boy growing up in Fox Creek, northern Alberta, Jay Van Bavel learned how to give a firm handshake. Guys would be teased if they had a flimsy grip. It was that masculine, alpha-male thing. That small-town boy grew up to become a social ...
As society changes, what wearing a mask might reveal about you and your intelligence
When Mollie Ruben slips on her face mask, her behaviour and demeanour change, near instantly. “I just shut down completely. I know I can’t emit and express the cues I want to.” As we tiptoe out of lockdown, mask-wearing is likely to become a ...
What Canada must learn from its flawed COVID-19 response to get ready for a second wave
What went wrong? What can Canada do to fix it before the next wave hits? This detailed look at Canada’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak is part of the Post’s ongoing Lessons from a Pandemic series. ...
Japanese TV experiment shows how quickly virus particles can spread at buffets
We’re often told by health officials that viruses such as COVID-19 are able to survive on surfaces for a number of hours. But not many people have seen just how this can work in real time. On May 8, Japanese public broadcaster NHK released a ...
COVID-19 is causing blood to thicken. Common blood thinners might keep it from killing the sickest
Not only was it scary that people were dying from COVID-19. For cardiologist Anu Lala and her colleagues at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, what was particularly frightening was seeing younger patients die, and die suddenly. Some were dying a ...
Mysterious inflammatory syndrome in children potentially linked to COVID-19 reported in Montreal
It began in Europe about two months ago, has spread to cities along the U.S. east coast and is now being reported in Montreal: clusters of a rare and mysterious illness in children that may be linked to COVID-19. The latest alert comes from ...
After the COVID-19 crisis ends, what does our 'new normal' look like?
Even futurist Nikola Danaylov didn’t see it coming. The virus that has spread like a fever also scorched his keynote gigs, gone at least until the end of the year. Roughly 95 per cent of his income lost. “We all have to reinvent ourselves,” ...