Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

 This event focused on Taiwan’s meaningful participation in international organizations centred on global health, an area that China has repeatedly worked to block Taipei from joining and making any contribution. Taiwan has been a global leader in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and is a model for international health best practices. During this month’s G7… Continue reading Webinar Panel Video: Why Taiwan is a natural partner in global health security

On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

IP isn’t the problem, it’s the solution; stealing stuff isn’t the solution, it’s the problem, writes Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post. Below is an excerpt from the article which can be read in full here. By Richard C. Owens, May 12, 2021 The US decision to support a World Trade Organization waiver of… Continue reading On vaccine patents, the logic of bandits: Richard C. Owens in the Financial Post

Still waiting for accountability on youth mental illness: Karen Minden for Inside Policy

We know shockingly little about the effectiveness of programs for treating young people with mental illness or addictions, writes Karen Minden. We wouldn’t accept this kind of failure with any other disease. By Karen Minden, May 11, 2021 In 1998, our family was in trouble. We were on the brink of losing a child –… Continue reading Still waiting for accountability on youth mental illness: Karen Minden for Inside Policy

Canada’s most vulnerable being let down again: Richard Audas in the Hill Times

For those aged 85 and above—our most vulnerable population—Canada’s situation is deteriorating with its excess death rate for Canada at 18.0 per cent, dramatically higher than the other developed countries in our comparison, writes Richard Audas in the Hill Times. By Richard Audas, May 7, 2021 It’s been said that the greatest weapon we have… Continue reading Canada’s most vulnerable being let down again: Richard Audas in the Hill Times

Patients need doctors to speak up – regulator wants doctors to shut up: Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun

When regulators threaten doctors for engaging in public debate, doctors go quiet and patients suffer, writes Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun. By Shawn Whatley, May 3, 2021 “Call for help.” This is one of the first rules in every advanced life-saving course. When you see someone collapse, rush over to assess and call for… Continue reading Patients need doctors to speak up – regulator wants doctors to shut up: Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun

Too many Canadians are dying; policymakers know too little and rely too much on crude lockdowns: MLI COVID Misery Index Update

OTTAWA, ON (April 21, 2021): Deaths from all causes remain the biggest area of concern for Canada, COVID variants are deepening the virus’s impact on the population and we are too reliant on crude lockdown measures in our pandemic response. Additionally, Canadian policy makers are having to make vital decisions based on far less timely… Continue reading Too many Canadians are dying; policymakers know too little and rely too much on crude lockdowns: MLI COVID Misery Index Update

Data on excess deaths in Canada is months behind almost every other country in MLI COVID Misery Index

View the full, updated COVID Misery Index here. Download the data for the April 21 update here. For more information, including a full methodology and analysis of the initial COVID Misery Index, click here, and view the original, non-updated Misery Index here. To find all the MLI products related to the COVID Misery Index, click here. What’s Happened Over the… Continue reading Data on excess deaths in Canada is months behind almost every other country in MLI COVID Misery Index

Have we learned that medicare is broken thanks to COVID-19? Whatley on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview

The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked how weak the Canadian health care system really is. MLI Senior Fellow Dr. Shawn Whatley joins Stephen LeDrew on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview to discuss the state of the Canadian health care system. Whatley and LeDrew explore how a shortage of hospital beds contributes to Canada’s beleaguered COVID response,… Continue reading Have we learned that medicare is broken thanks to COVID-19? Whatley on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview

Canada’s Disease Misery climbs rapidly in recent weeks, more trouble ahead: MLI COVID Misery Index update

OTTAWA, ON (April 14, 2021): “Excess deaths” (death rates above the norm) from non-COVID causes are a major explanation for Canada’s poor pandemic performance compared to other advanced countries. That is one of the key conclusions of today’s weekly update of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s COVID Misery Index. Doctors are warning that Canada’s COVID response has led to a decline… Continue reading Canada’s Disease Misery climbs rapidly in recent weeks, more trouble ahead: MLI COVID Misery Index update

Canada’s Disease Misery climbs rapidly in recent weeks

View the full, updated COVID Misery Index here. Download the data for the April 14 update here. For more information, including a full methodology and analysis of the initial COVID Misery Index, click here, and view the original, non-updated Misery Index here. To find all the MLI products related to the COVID Misery Index, click… Continue reading Canada’s Disease Misery climbs rapidly in recent weeks