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Maintaining physical condition, mental focus and motivation during the pandemic has been a challenge. Bob Daemmrich / Alamy Stock Photo

How Olympic training schedules have been hit by quarantine

Athletes headed to Tokyo have trained throughout an unusually stressful year. Missing out on final preparations could hinder their chances at a medal
The internet has helped teenagers continue learning and connect with others. (Aziz Achkari/Unsplash)

For teenagers, the internet helps during lockdowns but it’s no substitute for the outside world

Teens have acutely felt the effects of the pandemic lockdowns on their social lives. As the end of stay-at-home orders draws nearer, it’s important to consider teenagers’ social and emotional needs.
A person stands in the window in a room at a government-authorized COVID-19 quarantine hotel in Richmond, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Quarantine hotels: A history of controversy and occasional comfort

Exploring the history of quarantine hotels reveals ambivalences and inequities that continue to fuel debates over their effectiveness in the era of COVID-19.
A guest looks out from a Sheraton hotel window in Mississauga, Ont., on Feb. 22, 2021, as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

COVID-19 hotel quarantine: Exemption for ‘essential’ medical travel confuses doctors, patients

Canadian government travel restrictions are an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants. But vague language around exemptions for medical travel may confuse the physicians who can grant them.

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