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December 7, 2020

Queen's In The News Monday, December 7, 2020

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Ottawa Citizen: The complex logistics behind rolling out COVID-19 vaccines
Dr. Evans says the public has to understand how they work. We already have people who are worried about standard vaccines. These are even newer.
Shikha Gupta
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
The Conversation: Without pharmacare, Canadians with disabilities rationing drugs due to high prescription costs
In her op-ed Gupta says paying for medications is a significant issue for many Canadians, but especially for those who live on a precarious margin of health.
Hird, Myra
  • Arts and Science
  • School of Environmental Studies
CBC Online: Government quietly made 'back door' agreement with U.S. that could undermine treaty on plastic waste
Dr. Hird says this is, in effect, a backdoor for Canada to offload its waste problems to the U.S., who will offload to the very countries potentially that the Basel Convention amendment is meant to stop.
Mary Ann McColl
  • Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
  • School of Rehabilitation Therapy
The Conversation: Without pharmacare, Canadians with disabilities rationing drugs due to high prescription costs
In her op-ed Dr. McColl says up to a third of Canadians with disabilities may skip doses of medication or neglect to get their prescriptions filled because of the cost of prescription drugs.

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