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Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, right, on July 30, 2020, before announcing the government’s plan for reopening schools in the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Are local shutdowns effective, or should COVID-19 lockdowns be in lockstep provincewide?

With sufficient testing and co-ordination, reopening schools and businesses in areas without active outbreaks can be as effective as a wide lockdown in minimizing COVID-19 cases, according to a new model.
A man wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past a temporary Pride art installation in Vancouver on Aug. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A second COVID-19 wave? Here are 6 lessons from the first

In the event of a new pandemic or a second wave of COVID-19, lives can be saved while also stabilizing business. It's not an either/or decision.
A traveller walks between empty check-in kiosks at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport in June 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

How COVID-19 could impact travel for years to come

Will the joy and exhilaration of travel return after the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes, but with a new value proposition built around safe and secure travel.

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