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COVID-19: Are We Overreacting?

by Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Epidemiologist & Associate Professor
University of Ottawa
(I add my credentials to these COVID-19 blog posts in case they get shared. I want readers to know that my opinion is supposedly an educated and informed one)

This country and several others are pretty much in lock down. The borders might get sealed any day now. Jobs are being lost at breakneck speeds and entire industries might be collapsing.  The economic and psychological impacts of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely be felt for months if not years. Continue reading COVID-19: Are We Overreacting?

It’s Time For Scientists to Lead

By Raywat Deonandan, PhD
Associate Professor & Assistant Director
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa

A shortened version of this blog post was published in The Toronto Star on Mar 17, 2020, under the same title.

David Suzuki used to tell the story of going to a convention of dentists and being amused that everyone there looked at his teeth before looking into his eyes. It was a reminder to him that we all unconsciously see the world through the filters of our professions. Continue reading It’s Time For Scientists to Lead