COVID-19 News Coverage

Here is a list of news items covering activities of CHE faculty affiliates, particularly Dionne Aleman (faculty profile; lab website) that are relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic (reverse chronological order):

  1. News Item – Contact tracing as a strategy to combat spread of COVID-19 (19 October 2020)
  2. News Item – Expert in contact tracing blames provincial leadership, not health units, for shortfalls (14 October 2020)
  3. News Item – Expert suggests skipping holidays this year as COVID-19 looms over Thanksgiving dinner (10 October 2020)
  4. News Item – Hundreds of federal staff now helping provinces do contact tracing (5 October 2020)
  5. News Item – Confusion around the second COVID-19 wave (1 October 2020)
  6. News Item – Toronto officials push province for new restrictions as rate of new COVID-19 infections soars to highest ever (1 October 2020)
  7. News Item – Stuck in lockdown limbo? Here’s what to expect in the second wave (30 September 2020)
  8. News Item – A little engineering, a lot of customer service: What it will take to fix COVID-19 test lineups (27 September 2020)
  9. News Item – Canada’s death toll could hit 16,000 by the end of 2020, new modelling warns (26 September 2020)
  10. News Item – Community spread’ is driving Ontario’s second wave — here’s why that leaves more questions than answers (23 September 2020)
  11. Press Release – U of T researchers receive federal funding for research on social, cultural, economic impacts of COVID-19 (21 September 2020)
  12. Press Release – U of T Engineering community rallies together to record messages of support for Back to Skule™ (10 September 2020)
  13. News Item – Will my kids be safe? (7 September 2020)
  14. News Item – Where are you most likely to encounter COVID-19 in Toronto? Check our interactive map (3 September 2020)
  15. News Item – Are U of T’s fall reopening plans safe? No, say some community members (28 August 2020)
  16. Academic publication – Modelling resource requirements and physician staffing to provide virtual urgent medical care for residents of long-term care homes: a cross-sectional study (20 August 2020)
  17. News Item – Ontario optometrists are redirecting patients to ERs to protest underfunding (10 August 2020)
  18. News Item – What Doug Ford and Ontario got right – and wrong – in four months of fighting COVID-19. We asked seven experts to weigh in (18 July 2020)
  19. News Item – COVID-19: A second wave? (10 July 2020)
  20. News Item – Why Canada must stand on guard for possible second wave (26 June 2020)
  21. News Item – Will Canada see a second wave of COVID-19? This is what other countries are seeing (25 June 2020)
  22. News Item – Is Toronto really ready to reopen? These 4 charts explain why some experts are urging caution (22 June 2020)
  23. Opinion – Why is Ontario still locked down? (20 June 2020)
  24. News Item – After months of criticism, Ontario is overhauling COVID-19 data collection. Here’s why some say it could be a game-changer (18 June 2020)
  25. News Item – Data collecting method called ‘among worst’ in country (1 June 2020)
  26. News Item – Four ways Ontario has made it harder to know how COVID-19 is hitting the province (31 May 2020)
  27. News Item – Timing of reopening muddies testing’s waters: Rollout of economy may make it hard to track possible second wave (19 May 2020)
  28. News Item – Why Ontario’s expanded COVID-19 testing will make it harder to assess the economy’s reopening (17 May 2020)
  29. News Item – This end to COVID-19 lockdowns could only have been made in America (8 May 2020)
  30. News Item – For Canada to reopen, these COVID-19 unknowns must be considered (29 April 2020)
  31. News Item – Predicting COVID-19’s path is tough. So is it fair to say Ottawa ‘botched’ it? (27 April 2020)
  32. News item – ‘Hardest, Saddest’ week (26 April 2020)
  33. News Item – Tough to predict virus path, but it appears we botched it (26 April 2020)
  34. Press Release – U of T Engineering team develops redeployment tool to optimize hospital staffing amid COVID-19 (23 April 2020)
  35. News Item – Ontario says COVID-19 community cases peaked. What does that mean for Canada? (21 April 2020)
  36. Podcast – Ontario COVID-19 community spread has peaked (20 April 2020)
  37. News Item – Expert warns pandemic modelling far from exact science as B.C. prepares to release new projections (17 April 2020)
  38. News Item – BC announces the latest data model (17 April 2020)
  39. Press Release – COVID-19: How pandemic models predict a virus spread (15 April 2020)
  40. News Item – Thousands of people are still infected, and if we start relaxing the restrictions put in place to slow disease spread, the disease will just take off again (14 April 2020)
  41. News Item – ‘We should not sell out our lives for short-term economic gain’: Despite ‘glimmer of hope’ in COVID-19 battle, far too soon to return to normal, pandemic expert says (13 April 2020)
  42. News Item – Ottawa releases national COVID-19 projections (9 April 2020)
  43. News Item – Everything you need to know about grocery shopping during COVID-19 (8 April 2020)
  44. Press Release – Compute Canada Federation celebrates Canadian researchers working on COVID-19 (6 April 2020)
  45. News Item – Dionne Aleman, PhD, P.Eng. is using industrial engineering techniques to track COVID-19’s spread (5 April 2020)
  46. News Item – The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada – Canada News (5 April 2020)
  47. News Item – The inexact science involved in predicting the likely path of COVID-19 (4 April 2020)
  48. News Item – Ventilators in some sites already at capacity (3 April 2020)
  49. News Article – Steer away of public parks if you want to survive the coronavirus pandemic (3 April 2020)
  50. News Item – One GTA health region has already exhausted its supply of ventilators. Experts say this should be a ‘red alert’ (2 April 2020)

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