The first step of any public health response must be prevention. Preventing new infections and containing the pandemic protects health systems from getting close to collapse.
The Delta variant: What it is, where it came from, why it’s different and whether COVID-19 vaccines can prevent it.
The need to transfer 2,500 COVID-19 patients around Ontario, and bring in extra doctors from other provinces, exposes two fallacies about Canada’s health-care system.
As the third wave ravages Ontario, there is public confusion and mistrust. Premier Ford’s flip-flops on restrictions indicate not just poor risk communications, but the lack of an informed plan.
The growing revolt against South Africa’s president, amid state capture allegations, is not an isolated event, but part of a much wider pan-African uprising led by the continent’s disaffected youth.