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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The Case for #Covid19 Optimism. A century ago, another pandemic terrorized the world for over a year — until it didn’t. Is the #coronavirus finally going the way of the 1918 flu? by @bokatlindell https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/opinion/covid-vaccine-coronavirus.html?smid=tw-share via @NYTopinion

FTR, I've deleted a tweet I posted about the Israeli #vaccination program. I didn't realize the article was six weeks old. Six weeks is forever during the vaccine campaign so the information is very much out of date.

Thank you for your tireless writing @picardonhealth - putting into words what has been one of the most challenging realities I’ve been grappling with during this pandemic - the long standing systemic inequities and injustices for institutional care. A call to action.

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Does the vaccine protect against all variants? Is it safe to travel or eat indoors once vaccinated? Can I hug my grandchildren?

@JenniferNuzzo and I answered these and other questions today on @TheTakeaway

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/takeaway/segments/takeaway-answers-your-vaccine-questions

1) Premier François Legault warned on Wednesday evening that the Montreal region will be hit with an increase in the next few weeks of #COVID19 cases and hospitalizations fueled by the B.1.1.7 variant from the U.K. In this thread, I will assess the likelihood of this occurring.

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