André

Picard

Award Winning Author and Journalist, Health Columnist, The Globe and Mail

New Book – March 2, 2021

It took the coronavirus pandemic to open our eyes to the deplorable state of so many of the nation”s long-term care homes: the inhumane conditions, overworked and underpaid staff, and lack of oversight. In this timely new book, esteemed health reporter André Picard reveals the full extent of the crisis in eldercare, and offers an urgently needed prescription to fix a broken system.

In Neglected No More, André Picard takes a hard look at how we came to embrace mass institutionalization, and lays out what can and must be done to improve the state of care for our elders, a highly vulnerable population with complex needs and little ability to advocate for themselves.

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This week in public health:
#COVID19
#monkeypox
pediatric hepatitis
wild #polio in Mozambique
rising #fentanyl deaths in teens
#salmonella in chocolate...
can hardly wait for next week 😳
#PandemicJournalism

#Monkeypox: Reminder that #endemic does not mean „we don’t need to care about this anymore“. It’s a perfect example of a re-emerging virus: First described in 1958, didn’t receive much attention for many decades, and then suddenly: surprise!! #SARSCoV2 #COVID19

There’s 2 possibilities to explain the widespread nature of the monkeypox outbreak:

-It’s more transmissible human to human

And/or

-Conditions were just right for it to spread widely

IMO there’s currently more data to support the latter.

Our restrictions-free #COVID19 summer is here – but we’re leaving behind people who can’t afford it. The recovery will be as inequitable as the pandemic, by Kieran Delamont https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-our-restrictions-free-covid-19-summer-is-here-but-were-leaving-out/?utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links via @GlobeDebate #sdoh

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