Posts Tagged: COVID-19

Ontario expected to lift most mask requirements near the two-year anniversary of global pandemic

March 9, 2022

This Friday (March 11) marks the two-year anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring a global pandemic following worldwide…

How the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions will affect everyone’s mental health differently: Expert Available

February 15, 2022

Ontario is the latest province to announce a significant lifting of restrictions as the most recent wave of COVID-19 infections…

School location triggers inequitable impact of COVID-19

February 9, 2022

Western team discovered schools in marginalized areas in Ontario were more negatively affected by the pandemic than other areas.

Mandatory vaccination is about ethics, not just science

January 10, 2022

Bioethics expert Maxwell Smith believes the decision to implement mandatory vaccinations will rest largely on whether they can be ethically justified.

Learning loss expert available to comment on school closures

January 7, 2022

Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience & Learning Disorders says the true cost of the pandemic on children’s learning may only be evident in years to come.

Vaccine equity key to helping prevent COVID-19 variants like Omicron

December 1, 2021

Maxwell Smith, associate director of Western’s Health Ethics, Law, & Policy (HELP) Lab, is available to media for interviews about the Omicron variant.

New study examines travel trends during COVID-19 lockdown

November 25, 2021

Researchers used de-identified and aggregated network mobility data to determine the effectiveness of Ontario’s regionally targeted lockdowns to reduce movement during the pandemic.

Experts available to comment on COVID-19 vaccines for kids

November 19, 2021

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for youth aged 5 to 11, marking a major milestone in Canada’s…

Walking may reduce postpartum depression symptoms

October 27, 2021

A new Western study suggests brisk walking – as little as 15 minutes a day – may be the answer for many women struggling with PPD, though some severe cases may still require traditional medical care.

Children’s screen time surged during pandemic

October 20, 2021

Children have been spending almost triple the recommended amount of screen time during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new Western-led study.