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The prognosis

The decisions made at the beginning of this pandemic will have consequences that reverberate far into the future. Perhaps we have been afraid of the wrong things. This think piece on the response to COVID-19, published last year by Canadian writer and broadcaster David Cayley, is even more impressive in hindsight.

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COVID-19 vaccines could be spurring variants, say Israeli and European experts

The possibility that new variants might be created by vaccines is a danger heightened by lockdowns. Research emerges to suggest sedentary lives thanks to shutdowns and COVID-19 vaccines ineffectual against ever-more-virulent mutant viruses of their own making could see those previously infected with COVID-19 and the vaccinated succumb to infection from variants.

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Hydro rates should not be subsidized. It would be unfair to future generations.

The province’s Financial Accountability Office estimates that Fair Hydro Plan rebates will save ratepayers $18.4 billion over the next decade, but those savings will ultimately cost future ratepayers $39.4 billion.

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Why doctors aren’t shocked that mumps have hit the NHL

Mumps outbreaks occur continually, most of them small and unreported. They’re attracting attention today only because NHL players are involved. And they’re certain to attract attention in future.

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