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Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 29, 2020   9 min
Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

A Daily Mail article from 23 October 2020 reported that Cambridge University Professor Paul Lehner claimed that deliberately infecting children [...]

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What Are the Consequences When Political Leaders Violate COVID-19 Health Regulations?

by Cédric Ayisa - October 16, 2020   8 min
What Are the Consequences When Political Leaders Violate COVID-19 Health Regulations?

At the end of August 2020, an article in the newspaper Le Figaro reported that Phil Hogan, the European Trade Commissioner had resigned after being accused[...]

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Does Canada really want to reopen the border with the United States?

by Cédric Ayisa - October 02, 2020   5 min
Does Canada really want to reopen the border with the United States?

During a media scrum in late September 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Canada would like to reopen the borders with the United States. 

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Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted

by Cédric Ayisa - September 18, 2020   5 min
Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted

An article by l’Agence France Presse/TVA Nouvelles dated September 10, 2020 states that clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 had been suspended.

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Face mask mandates most likely constitutional

by Grailing Anthonisen - September 04, 2020   7 min
Face mask mandates most likely constitutional

An article on the group ACT! for Canada’s website claims that mandating face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional.

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A vaccine won’t immediately return life to normal

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 23, 2020   6 min
A vaccine won’t immediately return life to normal

In October 2020, BBC News released a story on a report written by the Royal Society, which described a need to be “realistic” about what a vaccine’s role [...]

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Indigenous Communities are more susceptible to COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - October 09, 2020   4 min
Indigenous Communities are more susceptible to COVID-19

A CBC news article dated August 26, 2020, stated that Indigenous communities were more susceptible to pandemics, particularly COVID-19. 

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COVID-19: Dexamethasone is effective in treating severe cases

by Cédric Ayisa - September 25, 2020   4 min
COVID-19: Dexamethasone is effective in treating severe cases

On June 16, 2020, an article in the newspaper La Presse stated that "a new drug would reduce mortality related to COVID-19". 

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Schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic

by Cédric Ayisa - September 11, 2020   4 min
Schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic

On September 8, 2020, a Global News article headlined that schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is it risky to jog in the context of COVID-19?

by Cédric Ayisa - August 31, 2020   5 min
Is it risky to jog in the context of COVID-19?

An article published in April 2020 on the Yahoo news site states that jogging presents significant risks of COVID-19 contagion.

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Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 29, 2020   9 min
Achieving herd immunity against COVID-19 cannot be safely or easily done

A Daily Mail article from 23 October 2020 reported that Cambridge University Professor Paul Lehner claimed that deliberately infecting children [...]

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A vaccine won’t immediately return life to normal

by Grailing Anthonisen - October 23, 2020   6 min
A vaccine won’t immediately return life to normal

In October 2020, BBC News released a story on a report written by the Royal Society, which described a need to be “realistic” about what a vaccine’s role [...]

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What Are the Consequences When Political Leaders Violate COVID-19 Health Regulations?

by Cédric Ayisa - October 16, 2020   8 min
What Are the Consequences When Political Leaders Violate COVID-19 Health Regulations?

At the end of August 2020, an article in the newspaper Le Figaro reported that Phil Hogan, the European Trade Commissioner had resigned after being accused[...]

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Indigenous Communities are more susceptible to COVID-19

by Cédric Ayisa - October 09, 2020   4 min
Indigenous Communities are more susceptible to COVID-19

A CBC news article dated August 26, 2020, stated that Indigenous communities were more susceptible to pandemics, particularly COVID-19. 

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Does Canada really want to reopen the border with the United States?

by Cédric Ayisa - October 02, 2020   5 min
Does Canada really want to reopen the border with the United States?

During a media scrum in late September 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Canada would like to reopen the borders with the United States. 

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COVID-19: Dexamethasone is effective in treating severe cases

by Cédric Ayisa - September 25, 2020   4 min
COVID-19: Dexamethasone is effective in treating severe cases

On June 16, 2020, an article in the newspaper La Presse stated that "a new drug would reduce mortality related to COVID-19". 

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Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted

by Cédric Ayisa - September 18, 2020   5 min
Clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 were interrupted

An article by l’Agence France Presse/TVA Nouvelles dated September 10, 2020 states that clinical trials of a vaccine against COVID-19 had been suspended.

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Schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic

by Cédric Ayisa - September 11, 2020   4 min
Schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic

On September 8, 2020, a Global News article headlined that schools have resumed in New Brunswick despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Face mask mandates most likely constitutional

by Grailing Anthonisen - September 04, 2020   7 min
Face mask mandates most likely constitutional

An article on the group ACT! for Canada’s website claims that mandating face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional.

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Is it risky to jog in the context of COVID-19?

by Cédric Ayisa - August 31, 2020   5 min
Is it risky to jog in the context of COVID-19?

An article published in April 2020 on the Yahoo news site states that jogging presents significant risks of COVID-19 contagion.

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