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Pre-Entry COVID Test No Longer Required at Canadian Border

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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US Land Border Opens to Canadians

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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When Will USA Border Open to Canadians?

On August 9th 2021, Canada opened its border to all fully vaccinated Americans allowing tourists from the United States to visit the country once again. The US border remains closed to Canadians, however, and American authorities recently extended the border closure until September 21st citing COVID-19 transmission rates south of the border as well as […]

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Where Can Vaccinated Canadians Travel?

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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Saturday Stories: Air, Hopium, And Kids’ Masks

Posted  February 12, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Edward A. Nardell, in Time, on how to clean our indoor air.
Gregg Gonsalves, in The Nation, on the dangers of hopium and wishful thinking on COVID.
Melody Schreiber, in The New Republic, on how masks have no impact on child development.
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Saturday Stories: #Urgency of Normal Done With COVID x 3 And What To Do Post-Omicron

Posted  February 19, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on how the #UrgencyofNormal/done with COVID talk condemns the immunocompromisedRamnath Subbaraman,  Michelle Holmes,  and Lakshmi Ganapathi, in Common Dream, on the privilege required to state that you’re done with …

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Today’s news: TGIF

Posted  April 30, 2022  by  Anonymous

As John Oliver says, just a few things to wrap up the week: First up, so to speak, wasn’t it great that the Mets pitched a no-hitter today — I loved this tweet about it:a neat thing about the covid vaccine is i watched the mets’ no-hitter at home…

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Saturday Stories: Unused Tools, Unsolved Mysteries, and UVC

Posted  April 23, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Selena Simmons-Duffin, in NPR, drawing from HIV to explain how having the tools to beat a virus isn’t the same thing as using them.
STAT staff, in, yes, STAT, with 6 COVID mysteries that have yet to be solved.
Donald K. Milton, Edward A. Nardell and D…

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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: 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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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: Normal?, Living?, Human Rights?

Posted  April 2, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Jonathan Howard, in Science Based Medicine, more politely asks how did normal expand to include kids dying from vaccine preventable diseases?
Bill Hanage, in The Guardian, explains what “learning to live with COVID” should mean. 
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Saturday Stories: Tracking, Motivated Reasoning, And Normal’s About To Be Tested

Posted  March 26, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

The editorial board of Nature on the folly of stopping the tracking of COVID.
Abigail Cartus and Justin Feldman, in Protean, on the privileged attack on public education in the name of “normal”.
Katherine J. Wu, in the Atlantic, on how the looming wav…

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Saturday Stories: Giving Up And Not Giving Up

Posted  March 19, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Ed Yong, in The Atlantic, on the disaster being wrought by governments giving up on COVID control. 
The late and great Paul Farmer, in Noēma, on social medicine for a better future.
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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 Story: Pandemic Response Can’t Just Be Individual To Be Effective, And Focused Protection Is Bullshit

Posted  March 5, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Katherine J. Wu, in The Atlantic, discusses the American shift to individualized COVID responses – a shift that is also being felt across much of Canada
Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, in Medium, covering the folly of “focused protection”.
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Saturday Stories: How the #UrgencyOfNormal ignores the #UrgencyOfEquity

Posted  February 26, 2022  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Melody Schreiber, in The New Republic, on why the #UrgencyOfNormal cabal so badly want kids to be unmasked. The #UrgencyOfEquity, which I support, discusses how to best protect our most vulnerable and marginalized students during this pandemic.&n…

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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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