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A health-care worker is seen wearing full personal protective equipment outside the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, B.C. on April 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Heath-care workers lacking PPE suffer from more anxiety and depression

Health-care workers' access to personal protective equipment, along with appropriate infection control procedures, affected their mental health during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
People shop at the reopening of the Farmer’s Market in Manhattan Beach, California on May 12, 2020. Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

How do you stay safe now that states are reopening? An expert explains how to assess risk when reconnecting with friends and family

The US is slowly reopening, but the messages from governments are confusing. An expert offers guidance on many people's first priority – connecting with loved ones.
People wearing protective face masks walk on a nearly deserted plaza outside Canada Place in Vancouver on March 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The global effort to tackle the coronavirus face mask shortage

The face mask shortage shows how governments can either work together with global supply chains in positive ways or revert to state-centric policies that prevent us from dealing with COVID-19.

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