Mental health among young people worsens during pandemic
By Josh Welsh In a time of uncertainty and great difficulty, one of the major impacts COVID-19 has had on young people is with their mental wellbeing. Chris Jian, a 23-year-old law clerk at a Toronto law firm, is one of those affected. “I had just started my job... Read more
COVID-19 highlights need for race-based health data in Canada
By Tatiana Furtado Advocates and healthcare workers across Ontario are making a strong case for the collection and publication of more race-based health data after COVID-19 helped uncover inequities in the healthcare system. “The current pandemic has opened up eyes to a lot of things we still need to... Read more
Portugal to send some  COVID-19 vaccines to former African colonies
Portugal will contribute five per cent of COVID-19 vaccines to its former African colonies. “Supporting international vaccination is essential for the eradication of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said during an online event. “No country in the world will be safe until everyone is safe.” The... Read more
Mexico demands UN look at inequity of  low COVID-vaccine rates

Mexican government officials are asking the United Nations Security Council to assess the unequal distribution of vaccines.

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Pfizer missed EU vaccine supply goal by 30 per cent, officials say

Pfizer delivered about one third fewer doses to the EU than was promised by this point, according to EU officials. This will put extra strain on the EU, which has already faced delays from AstraZeneca and Moderna.

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Small business owners grapple with the reality of COVID-19
By Jacob Brooks When COVID-19 hit, what concerned people most were the basic fundamental uncertainties of any crisis, and rightfully so. What kind of supplies will continue to be readily available? Where will income be coming in from? How will day to day life be impacted? These questions needed... Read more
Deputy Prime Minister says this week is “critical” in COVID-19 fight as infection count passes 10,000
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said in today’s daily briefing (April 2) that this week is “critical” in the fight against COVID-19. Freeland encouraged Canadians to stay home, announcing this morning’s toll: 10,113 confirmed cases in Canada. The deputy prime minister reaffirmed her plea, asking Canadians to continue social... Read more
Life as an “essential worker” in the time of COVID-19
While many people across Canada are staying home, and the government institutes new measures to keep people safe, some employees still have to go to work. The government has indicated that members of essential services must stay and continue their work. These essential services include the LCBO, grocery store... Read more
Cineplex network closed until further notice
By Luka Tskhadaia Cineplex has shut down its cinema network. Starting March 16, everybody who visits the entertainment company’s official website will encounter a notification banner. Once clicked, it takes the visitor to a webpage with the digital statement from President and CEO Ellis Jacob. “Our team has been... Read more
Humber’s international student shares her struggles during COVID-19
By Luka Tskhadaia COVID-19 shook the entire world and led to quarantine measures. Canada announced the shutdown of schools, universities and colleges across provinces, and Humber College is no exception. After switching to online studying, the educational institution also decided to empty its Lakeshore Campus completely by forcing the... Read more