Online Misinformation is a Major Challenge for Public Health Officials

In just a matter of two years, disinformation campaigns occurred in 70 countries, as compared to just 28 in 2017, according to a report published by Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University.

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Analysis: Ethnic Media Question Government Decisions to Lift Pandemic Lockdowns

As federal and provincial governments in Canada grapple with how to adapt to a ‘new normal’, ethnic media outlets provide vital platforms for discussion into possible ways forward.

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Research Shows Canada Has Overlooked Immigrant Doctors

The level of care provided by internationally-trained or immigrant physicians is roughly equal to that provided by Canadian-born or American-born physicians, says Robert Falconer.

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All Hands on Deck: It’s Time to Allow Internationally-Trained Physicians to Join the Fight

We’re asking our internationally-trained doctors to risk their lives during this crisis. The least we can do is offer them a stable future.

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Retired and Re-deployed Doctors Pitch In During COVID-19 Pandemic

With the explosion in the number of COVID-19 cases, Canadian provinces are recruiting retired doctors and redeploying healthcare practitioners. Webinars organized by the Muslim Medical Association of Canada (MMAC) are providing refresher training to the healthcare community.

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Do You Recognize Toronto? Capturing how COVID-19 has Changed Canada’s Biggest City

Toronto photojournalist Shan Qiao goes around the country’s largest city to document how Canadians are adapting to a lockdown due to the deadly COVID-19.

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COVID-19’s Environmental Footprint: Cleaner Air Far Offset by Increased Use of Plastics

Plastic waste is piling up in landfills and polluting waterways, but the movement to cut down on plastic is being knocked off course by COVID-19, as retailers turn increasingly to single-use solutions to contain the virus.

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Canadian Software Company in China Re-Opens Amid Fears of ‘Second Wave’

With the coronavirus appearing to now be under control in the country where it started, China is firing up its economic engine. But as one Canadian entrepreneur found, rejuvenating business will require focusing on new opportunities.

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Part 3: Online Chatter of ‘Black Immunity’ to COVID-19 Not Based in Evidence

This is the last in our 3-part series on how the pandemic is affecting specific immigrant communities. African Canadians, it seems, face a particular challenge: a reported low current rate of infection, but worried about historical trends that suggest the worst is yet to come.

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