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January 17, 2022

Queen's In The News Monday, January 17, 2022

Expert Faculty/Department Media Outlets
Drummond, Don
  • School of Policy Studies
Globe and Mail: Liberals spend billions more on outsourced contracts since taking power
Prof. Drummond says it is concerning that both federal government contract and bureaucracy costs have risen sharply. He says it might be related to the increase in federal government activities flowing from COVID. But the situation calls for careful analysis that more and more inputs are not being thrown into producing the same service.
Evans, Gerald
  • School of Medicine
  • Biomedical and Molecular Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Division of Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology and Molecular Medicine
Globe and Mail: Toronto school staff work through weekend to prepare COVID-19 rapid test kits
CTV National Network News: Omicron infecting youth
globalnews.ca: Playing by the rules: COVID-19 vaccine exemptions in sport and the Djokovic saga
Dr. Evans comments on many facets of the pandemic. He says seeking out an N95 respirator over a regular medical-grade mask might not provide real bang for your buck if it’s not been properly fit-tested. He also says Toronto school staff receiving two rapid antigen test kits ahead of returning to classrooms—may be too few. Dr. Evans also weighs in on the Novac Djokovik situation, and says the risks of contracting COVID-19 lie primarily with being actively infected while participating with fellow players in a match or tournament.
Christian Leuprecht
  • Arts and Science
  • Political Studies
  • Smith School of Business
  • School of Policy Studies
Global News: Cda's role in West's diplomacy w. China and Russia
Dr. Leuprecht talks about Canada's relationship with China and Russia.
Jane Philpott
  • Health Sciences
CBC Radio: CBC Radio's The House: Nursing the system back to health
Dean Philpott discusses how to relieve pressure on Canada’s health care system.
Schuklenk, Udo
  • Arts and Science
  • Philosophy
CFRC Radio Queen's: ‘No Vax, Pay Tax’: Dr. Udo Schuklenk on Quebec’s Plans to tax the unvaccinated
Dr. Schuklenk talks about the Quebec government's plan to place a health tax on the unvaccinated in that province.

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