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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

Posted April 2, 2022 by Ben

As of April 1st 2022, the Canadian border will no longer require a pre-arrival negative COVID-19 test from fully vaccinated travellers entering or returning to the country. Previously, a rapid antigen test or a PCR test indicating a person does not have COVID was required by border authorities. This rule change should encourage Canadians to […]

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Saturday Stories: Omicron’s Teaching, COVID’s Teaching, And Teaching LeBron

Posted January 1, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Andrew Joseph and Helen Branswell, in STAT, on the lessons we’re learning from Omicron.
More Helen Branswell, in STAT, on 10 lessons she’s learned covering the pandemic.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in his Substack, helps LeBron James understand the differenc…

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Saturday Story: Just One. Read It.

Posted April 16, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the immeasurable grief. Don’t look away. 
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Saturday Stories: Great Barrington’s Failure, and The Pandemicine

Posted April 30, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Orac, in Respectful Insolence, on the baked in failure of the Great Barrington Declaration.
Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on how climate change may be underwriting this and future pandemics. 
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Saturday Stories: Numbness and Not Learning

Posted March 12, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on how we’ve become numb to the ongoing deaths.
Zeynep Tufecki, in The New York Times, on the lessons we still haven’t learned that could have saved millions of lives. 
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Saturday stuff: funny, with a side of dogs too

Posted May 14, 2022 by Anonymous

this website is great because a super famous movie star like bette midler can get ratioed by [checks notes] uhh, jorts the cat pic.twitter.com/vwAAWaYCvA— the hype (@TheHyyyype) May 14, 2022 This is priceless shade, too: The only thing Melania wanted …

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

Posted July 1, 2021 by Ben

Most Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Consequently, Canadians are starting to think about international travel again, and are beginning to research possible vacation destinations. This leads to the question, which countries can a fully vaccinated Canadian visit? As of July 2021, Canadian citizens who have received two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna, or […]

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Today’s News: Sad Trombone Sound

Posted May 12, 2022 by Anonymous

I guess expecting Canadian Conservative voters to listen to an actual DEBATE is just too much to ask of the Youngs today, not to mention really B-O-R-I-N-G, man!  Brother Wells over on his Substack: “Well, that was a national disgrace.” #cpcldrdeb…

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Today’s News: We need to remember the ones we have lost

Posted May 16, 2022 by Anonymous

it’s not the ocean you hear when you hold a seashell to your ear, or your own heartbeat drumming and echoing back at you. it’s the ones you’ve lost calling to let you know they made it to the other side and they’ll be waiting around the campfire unti…

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Today’s news: Just some weekend stuff

Posted May 8, 2022 by Anonymous

No particular theme today – so let’s get going! Too late, Candice – that ship has sailed: WHAT?#CPC leader Candice Bergen is worried about this?”And lastly I promised caucus I would not do anything and we would not do anything that would make the …

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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

Posted November 8, 2021 by Ben

After being closed for nearly 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on November 8th 2021 the United States land border officially opened to all fully vaccinated Canadians. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced they will be staffing their border at pre-pandemic levels, but warns that wait times may be longer than in […]

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Saturday Stories: Sweden’s Failure, More For Kids, And What Does Endemic Mean

Posted April 9, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Andrew Nikiforuk, in The Tyee, on Sweden’s deadly COVID failures (which are playing out now here all over North America) Nathaniel Basen, in TVO, interviews Janine McCready on what more we could be doing to protect children during and after this …

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Saturday Story: Again Just One And Again It’s Omicron

Posted December 25, 2021 by Yoni Freedhoff

Katherine J. Wu, Ed Yong, and Sarah Zhang, in The Atlantic, on how our response to Omicron to date represents all of our past mistakes on fast forward.
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Saturday Stories: Endemicity’s Meaninglessness, 1918’s Flu, And Hospitals

Posted February 5, 2022 by Yoni Freedhoff

Jacob Stern and Katherine J. Wu, in The Atlantic, on the meaninglessness of endemicity.
John M. Barry, in The New York Times, on learning from 1918 the risks of pretending it’s over before it is.
Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the state of our hospitals…

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