My Prediction: We’re due for another global health emergency

COVID wasn’t the last large-scale outbreak. The next one is right around the corner.

I’m a children’s hospital doctor. Thanks to RSV, we may be in for a “tripledemic” this winter.

“We are facing what regular hospitals experienced at the peak of COVID—if not worse”
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A doctor in one of Canada’s long-COVID clinics on the real dangers of the diagnosis

“I’ve seen marathon runners who can’t walk a block without being short of breath”

I’ve only been a nurse for eight months. The chaos is killing me.

Jacelyn Wingerter is a Saskatchewan hospital nurse facing the impossible. “We have 35 beds in our department, and 100 patients needing treatment.”
MISSISSAUGA, Nov. 29, 2021  International travelers wearing face masks walk with their luggage carts to a COVID-19 testing site after arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 28, 2021. Two people in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19, according to the Ontario provincial government on Sunday. (Credit Image: © Zou Zheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Press)

COVID-19 vaccine mandates for travel to be lifted

Tracing app reportedly also coming to an end; Canada-Denmark border dispute settled ; Trudeau tests positive; Canadians are feeling the debt crunch
Lightbound speaks about COVID restrictions during a news conference on Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa (Adrian Wyld/CP)

The Joël Lightbound crisis in the Liberal Party

Paul Wells: The MP’s astonishing criticism of Liberal policy on COVID restrictions is the most serious threat to Trudeau’s leadership since Jane Philpott quit the federal cabinet
Ford tours the Specialized Care Centre, run by The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre on Jan. 4, 2022 (Tijana Martin/CP)

Our current health-care disaster could have been averted

Justin Ling: All the promises we heard over two years about strengthening the health-care system turned to sand. Now health care workers and Canadians are paying the price.
Legault speaks during a news conference in Montreal on Dec. 30, 2021 (Graham Hughes/CP)

338Canada: In a Quebec first, Legault takes a hit

Philippe J. Fournier: A new Mainstreet poll suggests the ’pandemic honeymoon’ between the CAQ and Quebec voters may have finally reached a limit
Legault leaves a news conference in Montreal, on Dec. 30, 2021 (Graham Hughes/CP)

I have questions about le unvax tax

Paul Wells: There’s at least a decent case to be made for François Legault’s plan to tax unvaccinated Quebecers. But don’t be surprised if he drops the idea.
Dr. Daisy Fung: even long COVID patients working in health care are not believed. (Photograph by Jason Franson)

Chronic exhaustion, derailed lives and no way out. This is long COVID.

Up to half a million Canadians are suffering from debilitating symptoms of long COVID—and falling through the cracks of a depleted health-care system