Physician poll reveals lack of masks and supplies much starker than portrayed

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling for urgent action to address the lack of supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health providers...

Populism and pandemics

By Kumanan Wilson It wasn’t supposed to play out this way.  The world had entered into a grand bargain in 2005 with the approval of...

Free COVID-19 simulation training for health professionals

When CAE Healthcare announced the availability of its COVID-19 simulation training scenario for healthcare providers this month, the response was immediate, and eye-opening. “The novel...

How technology can help alleviate the COVID-19 crisis

By Dr. Chris Hobson The rapid emergence of COVID-19 and its far-reaching effects have been a startling wake-up call for patients and healthcare providers across...

Ethics in an outbreak

By Andria Bianchi At the time of writing this column, most Canadians will likely be familiar with Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). As defined by the...

The alcohol swab before the needle: A point of debate

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour For many of us, getting a vaccine or other routine injection is not a pleasant experience. But there’s something comforting about...

Are hospitals ready for COVID-19?

The past, present and future of hospital preparedness for high-consequence pathogens By Dr. Jerome Leis The discovery of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has reopened the wounds...

The return of phage therapy to combat the global superbug crisis

By Steffanie Strathdee I never imagined that bacteria I used to streak on my petri plates back in the 1980’s at the University of Toronto...

We’re losing the fight against superbugs

By Dr. Steven J. Hoffman and Dr. Charu Kaushic Discovering antibiotics in 1928 was among the most significant health advances in history, as it finally equipped...

Making infection prevention fun – introducing the IPAC Olympics

By Amber Daugherty It’s not every day that Dianagris Balakrishnan finds herself covered in pudding at work. But one day this summer, she had so...

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