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The network of interconnected mental health symptoms associated with COVID-19 is best understood as a multi-faceted syndrome. (Pixabay/Canva)

COVID stress syndrome: 5 ways the pandemic is affecting mental health

It’s clear that the pandemic has affected mental health. Researchers have now identified how extensively: Five stress scales with interconnecting symptoms combine to form COVID-19 stress syndrome.
People march towards Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office in Toronto during a rally led by current and former international students calling for changes to immigration rules during COVID-19 on Sept. 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

COVID-19 has hardened Canadian views on immigration

Pandemic fears could permanently harden Canadian attitudes toward immigration, and generate pressure to reduce the number of yearly arrivals.
In this August 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, welcomes pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage to speak at a campaign rally in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

After Trump and Brexit: The coming of the progressive wave

Most populists are only against the system, they aren’t for anything in particular, as Donald Trump’s presidency and Brexit proves. A progressive wave will soon be upon us in response.
In this August 2017 photo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers greet migrants as they enter into Canada at an unofficial border crossing at the end of Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., on the Québec border. A federal court has invalidated Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Canadian court correctly finds the U.S. is unsafe for refugees

The Canadian government should send a clear signal that it cares about constitutional and international law, heed a Federal Court ruling and take steps to immediately suspend the STCA.
An Islamic Society of North America Mosque community member hands out candy to children in a drive-through Eid celebration in Mississauga, Ont., on May 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Allowing the call to prayer in Canada spurred complaints — but not about noise

The public broadcast in Canada of the call to prayer during Ramadan this year caused some tensions. What the preliminary research has shown however, is that it wasn't the noise people objected to.
Donald Trump at a press briefing with members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force on April 18, 2020 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/AFP

Donald Trump’s ‘Chinese virus’: the politics of naming

An analysis of the expressions used by Donald Trump to designate Covid-19 sheds light on his political calculations and on the evolution of his relationship with China in recent weeks.
A student lights the Olympic Flame during a ‘Flame of Recovery’ ceremony in Japan held the day after the decision was made to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

How the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics could heal a post-coronavirus world

An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
A British Columbia motorist approaches the U.S. port of entry into Blaine, Wash., at a very quiet Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing on the day Ottawa and Washington announced the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic because of the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coronavirus: Canada-U.S. border closure, other travel restrictions undermine our values

Canada's ban on foreign travellers is not consistent with the science of the pandemic or Canada's own values of inclusion and openness to outsiders.

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