About "COVID-19"

A collection of our reporting on the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Avian cholera is a highly contagious disease that has produced rapid population loss in Northern common eiders. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Photo: Shutterstock
To wildlife disease ecologists, an ideal place to test ideas about herd immunity is Mitivik Island, Nunavut
An underground, dark, tunnel

Photo: Martin Brechtl/Unsplash

Photo: Martin Brechtl/Unsplash
Sewage testing can be used for early detection of disease

Half a million sharks could be killed to make the COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons)

Photo: Albert Kok/Wikimedia Commons
Squalene, a compound found in shark liver oil, is a common ingredient used in vaccines to boost the body’s immune response 

Hospital rooms built in shipping containers can be used to help address bed shortages and hospital waiting lists. (Photo: Fero International Inc.)

Photo: Fero International Inc.
The portable hospital rooms made by Hamilton, Ont.-based company, Fero International, may aid in the frontline response to COVID-19

Researcher Paul Villeneuve has serious problems with some of the scientific studies published during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Virginia McDonald/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Virginia McDonald
Two Canadian researchers studied the studies to see if the science was sound

When human activity came to a screeching halt this spring, noise attributed to human activity dropped more than 50 per cent. (Photo: William Self/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: William Self/Can Geo Photo Club
Scientists are calling it the 'anthropause'
Amazon Rainforest Fire

Forest fires continue to rage in the Amazonian rainforest. (Photo: iStock)

Amazon Rainforest Fire
Bioethicist and conservationist Kerry Bowman on the 2020 Amazonian forest fires — as bad, or worse than 2019's — and why Canadians should be very concerned

A grizzly bear in Bute Inlet, B.C. (Photo: Homalco Tours/Tyler Cave/Destination Campbell River)

Photo: Homalco Cultural Tours
Remote locations and international clientele make the industry particularly vulnerable

One of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm greenhouses. (Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm)

Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
Local First Nation turned vacant land into an operational farm to provide for residents

Markus Pukonen is currently five years into circumnavigating the globe without using a motorized vehicle. COVID-19 forced him to stop in India. (Photo: Routes of Change)

Photo: Routes of Change
No planes, trains or automobiles here — this adventurer is circling the globe under his own steam
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