The New Reality

‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and health-care providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where some of these cancers are. Some of them are missing in action,” said Dr. Antoine Eskander, a surgical oncologist …

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‘I couldn’t take it anymore’: Why some medical staff are calling it quits amid COVID-19

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Sharon Tonner-Clarkson never imagined she’d leave her job as a personal support worker. She’s worked in palliative care in Toronto for nearly a decade. It’s gruelling and emotional work, providing end-of-life care for her elderly clients, but she loves it — so much so she became a coach training …

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The 5-minute shopping spree. How robots are turbo-charging your online orders – National

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7:54 Is Canada keeping up with automation? Is Canada keeping up with automation? Grocery giant Sobeys has bet on big tech with a massive new warehouse in Vaughan, Ont. Its robotic, automated warehouse is the only one of its kind in Canada, and it’s the launching pad for automated online …

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Coronavirus: Front-line health workers pushed to the breaking point as COVID-19 cases climb

Dr. Michael Gardam in an interview with Global News during the SARS outbreak in 2003.

Dr. Michael Gardam is no stranger to the pressures of a public health emergency. The infectious diseases specialist was on the front lines of the SARS outbreak in 2003, the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and Canada’s response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014. But in the COVID-19 pandemic, while …

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Coronavirus: How COVID-19 could damage the brain – National

Erica Taylor, prior to getting COVID-19, was a lawyer working for a nonprofit helping low-income tenants in Atlanta, Ga. Now she is on medical leave.

When Erica Taylor got COVID-19, her brain seemed to shut off completely. “I couldn’t think. Suddenly I couldn’t hold onto any thoughts,” she said, adding “I didn’t know who I was, where I was. I don’t know how long I was like that.” At the time, she was 31 years …

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‘It’s our duty’: How giving Canadians a basic income can improve health and reduce costs – National

‘It’s our duty’: How giving Canadians a basic income can improve health and reduce costs - National

One of the pillars of the federal government’s coronavirus response — the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit, or CERB — is leading to calls for a permanent basic income support program in Canada. Jessie Golem, a Hamilton, Ont., resident, is among those championing such an initiative. Golem was part of …

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Hesitancy over a COVID-19 vaccine may threaten public health – National

Nine Canadians spoke with Global News’ Carolyn Jarvis (top left), offering a snapshot of attitudes with respect to a potential vaccine for COVID-19.

Midway into November and well into the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts are increasingly worried about public mistrust over vaccines, and by the lack of a clear communication strategy to address the many questions being asked by Canadians about a vaccine for COVID-19. Karyn Methven, a …

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The New Reality: Online sales boom for businesses that went digital during COVID-19

The New Reality: Online sales boom for businesses that went digital during COVID-19

This is the 16th in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. Although online shopping has been growing for years, the COVID-19 pandemic has given the sector a massive boost as stores …

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Can I refuse a temperature check? What to know about the COVID-19 screening tool – National

Can I refuse a temperature check? What to know about the COVID-19 screening tool - National

As Canada continues to reopen, some grocery stores, salons and other businesses have implemented temperature screening — an approach that uses a touchless scanner to measure a person’s body temperature — in an attempt to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The process was made mandatory for all air …

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The New Reality: How COVID-19 could impact the commercial real estate market

The New Reality: How COVID-19 could impact the commercial real estate market

This is the 15th in a series of stories looking at the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maritimes. You can find the full series here. Even before COVID-19 hit, Halifax’s commercial real estate vacancy rate was at about 20 per cent. While a well-balanced market …

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