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Rushed Vaccine Certificates Hurt the Young & Herd Immunity

Michael Crawford argues that implementation of immunity passports and vaccination certificates should be delayed until young adults and youths can be vaccinated: justice demands equitable access, but delay will also help reduce the risk of re-emergence, new variants, and additional long-term economic harms. 

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COVID-19 & Public Health: Fairness in Economic Structures

Michael Crawford outlines how the COVID-19 epidemic reveals why fair, universal, and prorated access to paid sick leave and other benefits are necessary to address health and productivity challenges experienced by the precariously employed.

The Legislative Roots of Ontario’s COVID-19 Failure

Chris Kaposy compares the legislative processes for declaring and managing the pandemic responses in Ontario and in Newfoundland and Labrador and suggests that empowering Chief Medical Officers of Health makes for better public health decision-making.

Should Nova Scotia redistribute vaccines to Ontario? Not yet

Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell maintain that there is no ethical obligation to re-distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Ontario until the province justly and effectively manages their pandemic response.

It’s Good that Bill C-7 Extends MAID to Chronic Sufferers

Stuart Chambers points out that expanding access to medical assistance in dying was always about relieving suffering rather than about targeting people with disabilities.