Tag Archives: Experts

Bars and nightclubs will be breeding grounds for COVID-19: experts – National

Bars and nightclubs will be breeding grounds for COVID-19: experts - National

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to drop, parts of the Canadian economy have started to reopen — including restaurants, salons and other businesses. You may be wondering when it will be safe for your favourite bar or nightclub to reopen and return to normal, but experts say that …

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President Donald Trump playing politics with the pandemic: experts – National

President Donald Trump playing politics with the pandemic: experts - National

It’s been roughly five months since the United States was first introduced to a novel coronavirus, which would become commonly known as COVID-19 — the name of the disease caused by the virus. Since then, a health crisis not seen in more than a century has become more and more …

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Bars are ‘perfect place to break’ coronavirus distancing rules and should close, experts say – National

Bars are ‘perfect place to break’ coronavirus distancing rules and should close, experts say - National

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections — a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down to the danger of “heavy breathing in close …

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Opening middle seats on airplanes amid coronavirus pandemic risky, experts say – National

Opening middle seats on airplanes amid coronavirus pandemic risky, experts say - National

Air Canada and WestJet both announced they will begin selling the middle seats on their aircrafts again as Canada slowly reopens amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but experts caution that crowded cabins are risky and could lead to further outbreaks. As of July 1, both airlines will have their middle …

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‘We should be concerned’: Experts sound alarm after coronavirus reignites global trade conflict  – National

‘We should be concerned’: Experts sound alarm after coronavirus reignites global trade conflict  - National

At the start of the year, U.S.-China tensions were easing after their Phase I trade deal, while Washington, Brussels and Tokyo agreed on new global trading rules to curb subsidies. A relative calm had set in. Then the new coronavirus struck. READ MORE: Coronavirus causes trade confidence in Canadian exporters to reach historic low, survey shows …

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‘Escalating’ far-right violence in U.S. to pose greatest terrorist threat: experts – National

‘Escalating’ far-right violence in U.S. to pose greatest terrorist threat: experts - National

Far-right extremism is by far the most common ideology behind terrorist incidents in the United States, according to a new analysis In a report released last week, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) analyzed 25 years of domestic terrorism incidents, finding that “right-wing attacks and plots account for …

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‘Irresponsible’ to rely on hospital capacity data amid U.S. coronavirus resurgence: experts – National

‘Irresponsible’ to rely on hospital capacity data amid U.S. coronavirus resurgence: experts - National

U.S. governors in places seeing huge spikes in coronavirus infections often cite statewide data to assure the public they have plenty of hospital capacity to survive the onslaught, even as the states routinely miss the critical benchmarks to guide their pandemic response. Public health officials and experts say the heavy …

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Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts – National

Does the coronavirus pandemic really come in waves? Experts raise doubts - National

The first wave of the coronavirus in Canada is winding down as the number of daily cases continues to decline. Cities across the country are also starting to lift restrictions, leading more Canadians to flock outside and enjoy the summer heat. But with the relaxation of lockdown rules (not just …

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Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts – National

Return of MLB season amid coronavirus ‘a disaster waiting to happen’: experts - National

John Axford loses track when trying to recall the number of people he would come into contact with in a typical day as a Major League Baseball player. There’s the doorman he sees as he leaves his hotel, the restaurant staff that serves him lunch, the taxi driver that takes …

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STI cases drop amid coronavirus. Experts say behaviours changed, but so has testing

STI cases drop amid coronavirus. Experts say behaviours changed, but so has testing

The impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic on health care are sweeping, but sexual health experts believe we’re only just beginning to see its effects on sexually transmitted infections, or STIs. Cases of STIs in Ontario dropped considerably between January and April this year. The most significant decline is clear …

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