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Eugene Lang: Quietly competent’ public service during COVID-19 notable, says union president, as stakeholders take stock of bureaucracy’s future role

Quietly competent’ public service during COVID-19 notable, says union president, as stakeholders take stock of bureaucracy’s future role

May 13, 2019
The Hill Times - Mike Lapointe, with comments by Eugene Lang, Adjunct Professor School of Policy Studie
s, Queen's University

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David Walker: Want the latest COVID-19 health advice? On Twitter, ‘we’re seeing scientific and medical research unfold in real time’

Want the latest COVID-19 health advice? On Twitter, ‘we’re seeing scientific and medical research unfold in real time’

May 6, 2019
The Toronto Star / Northumberland News - Marco Chown Oved, with comments by David Walker, Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


On March 22, Dr. Janine McCready, an infectious disease specialist at Michael Garron Hospital, called out the province for maintaining that COVID-19 is coming primarily from foreign travellers.

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David Walker: Second wave of COVID-19 could hit Canada harder than first, experts predict

Second wave of COVID-19 could hit Canada harder than first, experts predict

April 26, 2019
Yahoo News - Ahmar Khan, with comments by David Walker, Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


As Canadians begin to battle their inhibitions to resume their lives as normal, public health officials are fearing a second wave of COVID-19, and want to remind everyone we’re not in the clear just yet.

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Kathy Brock: Rookie Belleville, Ont., MP gets blowback for ‘racist’ comments against Canada’s top doctor

Rookie Belleville, Ont., MP gets blowback for ‘racist’ comments against Canada’s top doctor

April 24, 2020

Global News - Kraig Kraus with comments from Kathy Brock, Professor, School of Policy Studies/Dept. of Political Studies, Queen's University


First-time member of Parliament and candidate for the Conservative leadership Derek Sloan is under fire after posting a video suggesting Canada’s top doctor, Dr. Theresa Tam, works for China and is putting Canadians’ lives at risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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David Walker: Ontario long-term care plan raises concerns about loopholes, staff wages amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ontario long-term care plan raises concerns about loopholes, staff wages amid COVID-19 pandemic

April 15, 2019
The Globe and Mail - Laura Stone, Karen Howlett and Tu Thanh Ha, with comments by David Walker, Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


Ontario will temporarily ban employees from working in more than one long-term care facility, but concerns are being raised about loopholes that could cause COVID-19 to continue to spread among seniors.

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David Walker: We learned a lot from SARS, but there are more lessons coming from COVID-19

We learned a lot from SARS, but there are more lessons coming from COVID-19

April 13, 2019
The Ottawa CItizen - David Walker, Professor School of Policy Studies, Queen's University


In Ontario, a post-mortem was conducted on SARS shortly after its death. The objective, as it has been for millennia, was to apply the lessons learned from the dead to protect the living. What did we discover and how well did we learn those lessons?

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