Australia is still aiming to start vaccinating high-risk groups from March. Why the delay?
The decision by World Rugby to ban trans players from participating in women’s events is another setback for transgender athletes.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
If "fairness" is why trans players have been banned by World Rugby, then sport bodies need to realize many athletes have an unfair advantage because of issues like class and cultural backgrounds.
Teaching researchers and scientists communication skills — including social media proficiency — will help inform the public about new discoveries and research.
Budget cuts and outsourcing content have affected the amount and quality of science journalism. Scientists should learn to communicate their own findings directly and clearly to the public.
The Neskantaga First Nation has had a boil-water advisory in place for 26 years.
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Infrastructure for the mining industry has been prioritized over community-infrastructure for essential human needs.
Mink can be readily infected with SARS-CoV-2 and then pass the virus to humans.
In the disturbing scenario of human-to-mink-to-human COVID-19 transmission, the virus may mutate in mink prior to re-infecting people. That possibility makes vaccine design even more crucial.
A private market should have no place in the rollout of a COVID vaccine.
We will struggle to find a vaccine that works perfectly for people who need it most, despite what the headlines say is coming in 2021.
Over 90 per cent of Canadian doctors see pharmaceutical sales representatives.
Patients have a stake in the relationship between doctors and pharmaceutical companies, so the CMA's current review of its guidelines for doctor/pharma interactions is everybody’s business.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks on Nov. 10, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. Can he bring compassion to foreign policy?
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It's been said that empathy is Joe Biden's superpower. A therapeutic approach to foreign policy under Biden might go a long way in easing tensions around the world exacerbated by Donald Trump.
The growing use of artificial intelligence in health care should be driven by careful consideration of what is important to members of the public.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care is on the rise, and the concerns of the public need to be considered in developing policy that regulates its application.
Deux membres de l'équipe olympique canadienne de nage synchronisée se produisent lors des Jeux olympiques d'été de 2016. Le sport est au centre d'allégations d'abus et de harcèlement.
La Presse Canadienne/Ryan Remiorz
La fermeture du centre d'entraînement de Montréal de l'équipe de Natation artistique Canada survient après des années d'allégations d'abus et de harcèlement.
Two members of Canada’s Olympic synchronized swim team perform during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The sport is coming under scrutiny for its culture of abuse and body-shaming.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Allegations of abuse and harassment are not uncommon in Canadian sport. The closure of the Montréal site for Canada's artistic swimming team is in part due to a lack of oversight for young athletes.
In this July 2020 photo, a woman is comforted in her home during a wake for her son who was killed along with at least 26 others in an attack by drug cartels on a drug rehabilitation centre where he was being treated in Irapuato, Mexico.
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The American public should understand that the United States has played a critical role in creating and fuelling violence in Latin America via its unsuccessful war on drugs.
Do we need this many vehicles on the road?
Life cycle assessments of electric vehicles show that they cannot fully eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions of personal travel. We also need bikes, buses and trains to solve our climate problems.
People are seen at the Mount Pleasant farmers market in Vancouver, B.C., where measures are in place to limit the number of people permitted at a time due to COVID-19.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in local food. This demand could be leveraged to help develop community resilience and encourage healthier diets.
Canada’s failure to fulfil its commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals will leave our children worse off.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The COVID-19 pandemic risks making Canada's already woeful record on child welfare worse. To safeguard a future for our children, governments must prioritize their care.
This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos show President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The U.S. presidential election is again serving as a symptom and a symbol of a troubled society. Whatever the outcome, history suggests anything but a quick resolution to deeply rooted problems.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents need support now more than ever — including via universal parental support programs.
Our mental health and economy are suffering from this pandemic. Parent support programs are a proven way to improve both.
Un employé inspecte des fioles d’un vaccin contre la Covid-19 produit par SinoVac dans son usine de Pékin le 24 septembre 2020.
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Notre exposition à un agent pathogène, que ce soit naturellement ou par la vaccination, peut affecter la manière dont notre système immunitaire réagira à l’avenir à des agents pathogènes similaires.
U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Abraham Accords signing ceremony at the White House on Sept. 15, 2020, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Opportunities for dramatic change rarely arise in the Middle East. But now is such a time.