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Why has the Doug Ford government been so reluctant to take action amid the second wave of COVID-19? THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Why Doug Ford is stumbling during COVID-19’s second wave

Is Ontario Premier Doug Ford's mishandling of the second wave of COVID-19 a byproduct of his pro-business sympathies?
Young people don’t pay attention to government communication on COVID-19 because they don’t like being talked at rather than listened to. Alexis Brown/Unsplash

Why young people tune out government COVID-19 messaging

Communicators must listen to the frustrations, fears and concerns of young people about COVID-19. Then they need to speak to them like human beings, rather than talk at them.
The U.S. as a whole is facing a huge surge in coronavirus cases, but the differences between states like New York and Florida are striking. Kena Betancur/1207979953 via Getty Images

The US isn’t in a second wave of coronavirus – the first wave never ended

The recent spike in new coronavirus cases in the US is not due to a second wave, but simply the virus moving into new populations or surging in places that opened up too soon.
Mathematical modelling can inform government approaches to controlling the spread of COVID-19 during Phase 2. (Shutterstock)

Simulations help reduce the effects of a second wave of COVID-19

As provinces throughout Canada start to enter Phase 2 of its reopening, mathematical models can help predict and control the spread of COVID-19 with the help of contact tracing.

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