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A woman uses her feet to pull herself along in a wheelchair among cherry blossoms at a homeless camp at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver in April 2020 that was recently evaculated due to COVID-19. The coronavirus has exposed and fed upon other societal issues in true ‘syndemic’ fashion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The coronavirus doesn’t exist in isolation — it feeds on other diseases, crises

When two or more epidemics co-exist and compound one another to worsen health, they are said to be syndemic. COVID-19 is feeding on other crises and diseases.
Students in Hanoi wait to get their temperatures checked on May 4, 2020, as schools re-opened after a three-month closure to fight the Covid-19 epidemic. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Vietnam’s prudent, low-cost approach to combating Covid-19

Vietnam is one of the poorest nations in Asia, yet it has had remarkably few Covid-19 cases. In part, the country's limited resources led to a cautious, proactive approach.
Research consistently shows the benefits of pet ownership during stressful times. (Shutterstock)

How the coronavirus pet adoption boom is reducing stress

Pets can relieve anxiety during the pandemic and reduce the effects of social isolation. However, there have been waves of pet adoptions and abandonment related to the pandemic.
Universities face pressure to ensure their graduate programs have a clear return on investment both for students and for taxpayers. Here, the Vancouver skyline behind a Canadian flag in North Vancouver, B.C., March 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Coronavirus halted years of research and Canada needs a strategy to fight back

Graduate students are suffering, public investments in research are at risk and we need to face implications of growing reliance on international graduate students when borders are harder to cross.

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