COVID-19 and Trade in Needed Medical Goods

5 May 2020, 11:00 a.m. (Disponible en français : COVID‑19 et commerce de fournitures médicales nécessaires) On 3 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that lives are at risk because of the COVID-19–induced global shortage of ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE), such as respirators, surgical face masks, gloves, goggles and garments. It…

International Institutions, Cooperation and the COVID-19 Pandemic

1 May 2020, 10:20 a.m. (Disponible en français : Les organismes internationaux, la coopération et la pandémie de COVID‑19) The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized international institutions established by sovereign states to facilitate cooperation in the face of a global crisis or concern. The advantages of such engagement include pooling capabilities and knowledge, multiplying efforts, dispersing…

Health Outcomes During Pandemics in Different Population Groups in Canada

Revised on 29 May 2020, 1:05 p.m. Any substantive changes in this HillNote that have been made since the preceding issue are indicated in bold print. (Disponible en français : Résultats cliniques dans différentes populations au Canada lors de pandémies) On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) characterized the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused…

Ebola Virus

Ebola: The Disease, Canadian Government Interventions, and Economic Impacts

Raphaëlle Deraspe Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division (Aussi disponsible en français : Ebola : La maladie, les interventions du gouvernement canadien et les répercussions économiques) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first…