March 16, 2020
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#317 Meditations In An Emergency
We are facing an unprecedented shutdown of services and businesses across the country. Health columnist Andre Picard was an early voice calling for Canada to “shut it down” in the pages of the Globe and Mail. He talks to us about how COVID-19 compares to other epidemics he’s covered, the media coverage so far and why he was pushing for social distancing before the government embraced it.
Kevin Sexton
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Read Andre Picard’s column, “Shut it down: It’s time for Canada to get serious about social distancing.”

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