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COVID-19

Ottawa must put data first and tie to health funding
Michael Wolfson. Toronto Star. Aug 2020.

There’s a Drug to Treat COVID-19, but Canada Must Act Soon to Ensure Access: Why compulsory licensing is the right tool for right now
Adam Houston. The Tyee. July 2020.

Canada needs to start taking long-term care more seriously
w/ Colleen Flood. Globe and Mail. July 2020.

Immunity checks could help ensure fans’ safety at sporting events, doctor says
w/ Kumanan Wilson. New York Post. July 2020.

Our post-pandemic future
Vanessa MacDonnell, Sophie Thériault & Sridhar Venkatapuram. iPolitics. July 2020.

COVID-19 and Canada’s Mobile Labour Force
Katherine Lippel et al. Migration & (Im)mobility Magazine. June 2020.

More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19—but it's tough to get authorities to agree
w/ Katherine Lippel. CBC News. June 2020.

Doctors Without Borders Wants Trudeau to Commit to Fair Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
w/ Jason Nickerson. Toronto Star. June 2020.

COVID-19 : Le développement d’un vaccin soulève encore bien des questions
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. June 2020.

As the Race for a Vaccine Ramps Up, So Do Calls for Vaccine Injury Compensation
w/ Kumanan Wilson. CTV News. June 2020.

We Must Act Now to Prevent a Second Wave of Long-Term Care Deaths
Colleen Flood (co-author). Royal Society of Canada. June 2020.

Long-term care work deserves our respect
Ivy Bougreault. Policy Options. June 2020.

How Should We Enforce Pandemic Rules For Those Living With Mental Illness?
Jennifer Chandler. Policy Options. June 2020.

Is digital contact-tracing a real hope or a dangerous distraction?
w/ Jason Millar. National Observer. May 2020

COVID-19: le Bloc s'oppose à une stratégie nationale de retraçage
w/ Karen Eltis. Les Affaires. May 2020.

Long-term care work is essential but essentially under-recognized
Ivy Bougreault. Policy Options. May 2020.

Identifier les survivants de la COVID-19 et les exempter de confinement, une bonne idée?
w/ Kumanan Wilson. Radio-Canada. May 2020.

Will lessons from cholera in Haiti be applied to COVID-19?
Adam Houston, Beatrice Lindstrom. IPI Observatory. May 2020.

Il faut protéger les plus vulnérables
w/ Katherine Lippel. Le devoir. May 2020.

COVID-19: In the Shadow of Ebola, the Patent War to Come and a Forgotten Africa
Nailah Ramsoomair & Chidi Oguamanam. ABS Canada. May 2020.

COVID-19 and the Amazon: Indigenous Peoples, Conservation Under Threat
Nailah Ramsoomair & Chidi Oguamanam. ABS Canada. May 2020.

Side effects may vary: lack of evidence prompts vigilance when considering contact-tracing apps
Jason Millar. Hill Times. May 2020.

Boris Johnson Battling COVID-19 in Hospital, Steps to Get Back to Normal Life After a Pandemic, and How Africa is Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis
w/ Chidi Oguamanam. The Craig Needles Podcast. Apr 2020.

Ontario Safe Streets Act will cost lives amid the coronavirus pandemic
Marie-Eve Sylvestre et al. The Conversation. Apr 2020.

Five Ways A COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App Could Make Things Worse
Jason Millar. Policy Options. Apr 2020.

Créer une banque de données des effectifs en santé
Ivy Bourgeault. Policy Options. April 2020.

Rationing care in Canada and U.S. in the face of COVID-19
Jennifer Herbst. iPolitics. April 2020.

The future of long-term care homes
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC Radio. April 2020.

Coronavirus vaccine must be affordable and accessible
Jason Nickerson. The Conversation. April 2020.

Comment les Canadiens perçoivent-ils la COVID-19?
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. April 2020.

Why has Canada’s data collection lagged so far behind?
Michael Wolfson. Blog. April 2020.

Governing COVID-19 in Brazil: Dissecting the ableist and reluctant authoritarian
Michael Orsini. Somatosphere. April 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on seniors: Lessons to be learned
Martine Lagacé. Blog. April 2020.

Liberty versus security in a pandemic
w/ Colleen Flood. TVO The Agenda. April 2020.

What are the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers?
Vanessa Gruben, Alicia Czarnowski. Policy Options. April 2020.

La gestion de la pandémie par les gouvernements
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. April 2020.

Crisis underscores that health workers are backbone of health system
Ivy Bourgeault, Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe. QUOi Media. April 2020.

Canada after the curve
w/ Michael Wolfson. National Post Radio. April 2020.

How invoking the Emergency Act could help Canada better track, contain COVID-19
Colleen Flood, Teresa Scassa, David Robertson. CBC. April 2020.

Africa and COVID-19
Chidi Oguamanam. Blog. April 2020.

COVID-19 visitation bans for people in institutions put many at risk in other ways
Natalie Spagnuolo & Michael Orsini. CBC. March 2020.

Border closures may not be legal and won't stop spread
Y.Y. Chen, Jamie Liew. QUOi Media. March 2020.

What happens after the pandemic curve flattens?
Michael Wolfson. Globe and Mail. March 2020.

Ethics, the law and a public health emergency
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC The Sunday Edition. March 2020.

Leaving no one behind with COVID-19
Katherine Lippel. Toronto Star. March 2020.

Populism and pandemics: The IHR was meant to address outbreaks like COVID-19, but nations have ignored it
Kumanan Wilson. CBC News. March 2020.

In the face of COVID-19, we must understand Canada's lockdown powers
Colleen Flood, Bryan Thomas. Globe and Mail. March 2020.

How global health rules are being challenged by coronavirus
Kumanan Wilson, Sam Halabi. Ottawa Citizen. Feb 2020.

Will The COVID Pandemic Lead to a Global Spike in Global Religiosity?
Lori Beaman (co-author). Centre for Geopolitics. 2020.

Communication

Comment les Canadiens perçoivent-ils la COVID-19?
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. April 2020.

To combat anti-vaxxer myths, teach children – not parents – to be immunity warriors
Kumanan Wilson. Globe and Mail. Apr 2019.

In health care, we can create a digital dialogue between citizens and government
Kumanan Wilson. Ottawa Citizen. Jan 2018.

Will Sick Kids "do anything" to raise funds?
Michael Orsini & Anne McGuire. Impact Ethics. Nov 2017.

End of Life

Nova Scotia now a leader in medical assistance in dying
Jocelyn Downie, Daphne Gilbert. The Guardian. Sept 2019.

“Can we die? The seriously ill need clarity
Jocelyn Downie, Jennifer Chandler. The Conversation. April 2018.

Webinar: Interpreting Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation
Jocelyn Downie, Jennifer Chandler. Institute for Research on Public Policy. 2018.

Organ donation and assisted death
w/ Jennifer Chandler. CBC Sunday Edition. Jan 2018.

Reframing assisted dying: Nonreligion and the law
Lori Beaman. Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network. Sept 2017.

Equity

Ontario Safe Streets Act will cost lives amid the coronavirus pandemic
Marie-Eve Sylvestre et al. The Conversation. Apr 2020.

COVID-19 visitation bans for people in institutions put many at risk in other ways
Natalie Spagnuolo & Michael Orsini. CBC. March 2020.

Pharmaceutical Policy Excludes the Most Vulnerable
Adam R. Houston, Ryan Cooper, Richard Long. IRPP. Jan 2020.

Women’s work across every aspect of health care largely invisible
Ivy Bourgeault. Hill Times: Policy Briefing: Health. 2018.

Feeling Autism Neuroscience (Review of Des Fitzgerald’s Tracing Autism)
Michael Orsini. Somatosphere. Feb 2018.

Zoned Out: Critics Say Police-Imposed Area Restrictions Put Vulnerable People at Risk
w/ Marie-Eve Sylvestre. Toronto Star. Apr 2018.

More courageous policy needed to stem HIV
Suzanne Hindmarch & Michael Orsini. Toronto Star. Dec 2017.

When women are surrogate mothers: Is that work?
Alana Cattapan, Vanessa Gruben, Angela Cameron. The Conversation. July 2017.

Harm Reduction

Le vapotage, populaire et... dangereux ?
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. 2020.

Judiciariser l’itinérance n’est pas une solution
Marie-Eve Sylvestre. Le soleil. June 2018.

Emprisonnés pour cause de pauvreté
w/ Marie-Eve Sylvestre. La Presse. June 2018.

Zoned Out: Critics Say Police-Imposed Area Restrictions Put Vulnerable People at Risk
w/ Marie-Eve Sylvestre. Toronto Star. Apr 2018.

What legal Canadian weed might mean to ... the Kingdom of Lesotho
Adam R. Houston & Rapelang Radebe. Ottawa Citizen. Oct 2017.

Why health experts should speak out on social policy
Adam R. Houston. Ottawa Citizen. Apr 2017.

Health Information and Privacy

Ottawa must put data first and tie to health funding
Michael Wolfson. Toronto Star. Aug 2020.

Why has Canada’s data collection lagged so far behind?
Michael Wolfson. Blog. April 2020.

How invoking the Emergency Act could help Canada better track, contain COVID-19
Colleen Flood, Teresa Scassa, David Robertson. CBC. April 2020.

Privacy concerns for personal genomic tests
w/ Brenda Wilson. ABC Health Report. Aug 2017.

Healthcare Finance

"Boomerangst": Affording an Aging Population and Long Term Care
Michael Wolfson. Centre4GlobalStudies. June 2020.

Pharmacare: The Promise and Perils
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC Radio. Nov 2019.

Five decades in the making, our national pharmacare still has a long way to go
Colleen M. Flood. Globe and Mail. June 2019.

Proposed pharmacare plan is a different beast from medicare
Colleen M. Flood. Policy Options. June 2019.

Funding Diabetes
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC – The National. March 2019.

Ontario likely has enough doctors
Ivy Bourgeault. Toronto Star. May 2018.

Five lessons from Canada on single-payer health care
Colleen Flood, Allan Rock. Chicago Tribune. Sept 2017.

Heathcare Administration, Professions

Créer une banque de données des effectifs en santé
Ivy Bourgeault. Policy Options. April 2020.

What are the rights and responsibilities of healthcare providers?
Vanessa Gruben, Alicia Czarnowski. Policy Options. April 2020.

Crisis underscores that health workers are backbone of health system
Ivy Bourgeault, Sarah Simkin, Caroline Chamberland-Rowe. QUOi Media. April 2020.

Ontario likely has enough doctors
Ivy Bourgeault. Toronto Star. May 2018.

Long-Term Care

Canada needs to start taking long-term care more seriously
w/ Colleen Flood. Globe and Mail. July 2020.

We Must Act Now to Prevent a Second Wave of Long-Term Care Deaths
Colleen Flood (co-author). Royal Society of Canada. June 2020.

Long-term care work deserves our respect
Ivy Bougreault. Policy Options. June 2020.

"Boomerangst": Affording an Aging Population and Long Term Care
Michael Wolfson. Centre4GlobalStudies. June 2020.

Long-term care work is essential but essentially under-recognized
Ivy Bougreault. Policy Options. May 2020.

The future of long-term care homes
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC Radio. April 2020.

The impact of COVID-19 on seniors: Lessons to be learned
Martine Lagacé. Blog. April 2020.

Medical Tourism

Mental Health, Psychiatry, Neuroscience

Migrant Health

Border closures may not be legal and won't stop spread
Y.Y. Chen, Jamie Liew. QUOi Media. March 2020.

Refugees once again have full health benefits, but some practitioners still don’t know that
Y.Y. Brandon Chen, Vanessa Gruben & Jamie Chai Yun Liew. CBC News. May 2017.

Occupational Health and Safety

COVID-19 and Canada’s Mobile Labour Force
Katherine Lippel et al. Migration & (Im)mobility Magazine. June 2020.

More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19—but it's tough to get authorities to agree
w/ Katherine Lippel. CBC News. June 2020.

Il faut protéger les plus vulnérables
w/ Katherine Lippel. Le devoir. May 2020.

Leaving no one behind with COVID-19
Katherine Lippel. Toronto Star. March 2020.

"We’re focusing on the most invisible of injuries": Research project targets mental health at work
w/ Ivy Lynn Bourgeault. Global News. Jan 2019.

Penalties when workers die on the job don't go far enough, say labour groups, families
w/ Katherine Lippel. CBC News. Nov 2017.

Undercover in temp nation
w/ Katherine Lippel. Toronto Star. Sept 2017.

Organ Donation-Transplantation

Organ donation and medical aid in dying
w/ Jennifer Chandler, CBC Sunday Edition. Jan 2018.

We like to think the rules guiding organ transplant eligibility are fair and equitable. They’re not.
Jennifer Chandler, Vanessa Gruben. CBC News. Dec 2017.

Pharmaceutical Policy

Public Health

Immunity checks could help ensure fans’ safety at sporting events, doctor says
w/ Kumanan Wilson. New York Post. July 2020.

Doctors Without Borders Wants Trudeau to Commit to Fair Access to COVID-19 Vaccines
w/ Jason Nickerson. Toronto Star. June 2020.

COVID-19 : Le développement d’un vaccin soulève encore bien des questions
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. June 2020.

As the Race for a Vaccine Ramps Up, So Do Calls for Vaccine Injury Compensation
w/ Kumanan Wilson. CTV News. June 2020.

Identifier les survivants de la COVID-19 et les exempter de confinement, une bonne idée?
w/ Kumanan Wilson. Radio-Canada. May 2020.

Rationing care in Canada and U.S. in the face of COVID-19
Jennifer Herbst. iPolitics. April 2020.

Coronavirus vaccine must be affordable and accessible
Jason Nickerson. The Conversation. April 2020.

La gestion de la pandémie par les gouvernements
w/ Patrick Fafard. Radio-Canada. April 2020.

How invoking the Emergency Act could help Canada better track, contain COVID-19
Colleen Flood, Teresa Scassa, David Robertson. CBC. April 2020.

Ethics, the law and a public health emergency
w/ Colleen Flood. CBC The Sunday Edition. March 2020.

Towards a Political Science with Public Health: Results of a workshop on Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health, Toronto, June 2019
Patrick Fafard & Adèle Cassola. Global Strategy Lab. August 2019.

To combat anti-vaxxer myths, teach children – not parents – to be immunity warriors
Kumanan Wilson. Globe and Mail. Apr 2019.

Two ways forward for national pharmacare
Colleen Flood, Bryan Thomas, Patrick Fafard, Asad Ali Moten. The Hill Times, November 2018.

Why health experts should speak out on social policy
Adam R. Houston. Ottawa Citizen. Apr 2017.

Reproduction

New reproductive technology regulations don’t go far enough
Alana Cattapan, Vanessa Gruben, Angela Cameron. Policy Options. Apr 2019.

Who has control over frozen embryos after divorce?
Stefanie Carsley. Globe and Mail. 2018.

When women are surrogate mothers: Is that work?
Alana Cattapan, Vanessa Gruben, Angela Cameron. The Conversation. July 2017.