The blessing of COVID-19

The long-term outcome of the prolonged lockdown is positive for many businesses, leaders and families

The blessing of COVID-19As summer comes to a close, with the call of September and school and work bearing down on us, the reality that the effects of COVID-19 linger is indisputable. Businesses, workplaces, schools and universities are all searching for ways to balance risk with service levels. The novelty of working remotely is wearing thin for many…

Federal government undermines COVID-19 vaccine development

Canada’s amended Patent Act weakens protections for intellectual property in the life sciences just when rights are vital for mobilizing a rapid response

Federal government undermines COVID-19 vaccine developmentFirst, the good news: Symvivo Corp., a Canadian company, has a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidate in phase one trials. The bad news is that the federal government is dismantling the incentives to find a vaccine. In the battle against the global pandemic, public- and private-sector actors both have essential roles to play. Governments are collecting data,…

Albertans least afraid to return to work amid COVID

90 per cent of Albertans believe COVID-19 is far from over and 57 per cent are not afraid of returning to their physical workplace despite how contagious the virus is

Albertans least afraid to return to work amid COVIDA new poll, released on Thursday, suggests Albertans are the least afraid in Canada to return to work. The poll, by KPMG, said 90 per cent of Albertans believe COVID-19 is far from over and 57 per cent are not afraid of returning to their physical workplace despite how contagious the virus is. Also, 87…

Mental wellbeing of Canadians still challenged during COVID

"In addition to restarting the Canadian economy, it’s critical that organizations and governments continue to be vigilant in providing mental health support.”

Mental wellbeing of Canadians still challenged during COVIDA new study shows a “consistent negative mental health score” for Canadians for the fourth consecutive month. Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of total wellbeing, mental health and digital mental health services, released its monthly Mental Health Index on Wednesday which showed that the ongoing impact of COVID-19, coupled with the increased awareness and societal…
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