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Recent articles by Bruce:

Omicron will change things. What the early signals may mean for Ontario

The picture emerging of the new COVID variant is frightening, though there are indications vaccines will be effective. But the province may need to re... → Read More

Ontario will expand vaccine booster eligibility to anyone 50 and up

The expected opening date is mid-December but could move up if the COVID-19 vaccination rate remains slow. → Read More

Ontario will expand vaccine booster eligibility to anyone 50 and up

The expected opening date is mid-December but could move up if the COVID-19 vaccination rate remains slow. → Read More

Omicron variant could change the rules. Our leaders’ playbook should go beyond the hope strategy

Comments by Ontario’s chief medical officer of health sounded nothing like the precautionary principle, amid many unknowns. But an expected accelerati... → Read More

‘This is real.’ The Omicron variant will arrive. So what will we do about it?

We have to presume it will arrive, and even though much is unknown about the variant detected in South Africa, there are measures we can take. → Read More

The problem with anti-vaxxers is what to do about them

Canada’s anti-vaccine population isn’t big, but it’s big enough to cause problems. → Read More

4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are sitting in freezers. Why isn’t Ontario moving faster on boosters?

Boosters are needed to maximize protection against COVID-19. Right now the plan seems to be for the province to do almost nothing but wait. → Read More

The fundamental mission of a parent is to protect your children from an uncertain world. The vaccine will help

The vaccine will help people protect their children. It’s part of the road back. → Read More

With Health Canada set to approve Pfizer for kids Friday, there’s a path out from parents’ anxious wait

Parents with children under 12 will be among the last to be able to make their choices as a fully vaccinated family. This has been hard, but it can ge... → Read More

Health Canada will approve the Pfizer vaccine for kids Friday, sources say

A delivery of about three million doses is expected in the coming days, enough for a first dose for every Canadian child between ages five and 11. → Read More

Boosters will help in our war of attrition against COVID. But Ontario should prepare for a long slog

More than anything, boosters are a reminder of the obvious: vaccines still work, the pandemic isn’t over, and governments can still screw this up. → Read More

As Ontario COVID cases rise, there’s a simple strategy to keep things under control (probably)

“Do you remember where we were immediately before Thanksgiving? That’s the behaviour and the extent of restrictions that is compatible with control of... → Read More

Community helps you through the toughest parts of parenthood, and the Santa Claus Fund is one way for everyone to band together

There may never be a better year to donate to the Santa Claus Fund, which is sending 50,000 gift boxes to underprivileged children in Toronto this yea... → Read More

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is right about being in the COVID crosshairs. Forty-five minutes of misinformation will put you there

Rodgers criticized the science behind the NFL’s safety protocols in one breath, Bruce Arthur writes, and said he called podcast bro Joe Rogan for medi... → Read More

Doug Ford’s shaky math, twisted logic block hospital vaccine mandates, and prolong the pandemic

The decision, after weeks of foot-dragging and citing numbers that weren’t backed up, was the latest in a string of moves that give comfort to the ant... → Read More

The NHL’s painful attempt at damage control in the Kyle Beach case was uninspiring. In hockey, the wrong guys are too often in charge

The Blackhawks covered up Beach’s allegations of sexual assault, the union turned away, the league didn’t care and the small town of hockey closed a d... → Read More

Kyle Beach, like Sheldon Kennedy before him, fights back against ‘culture of silence’ in hockey

When the institution is more important than the people in it, you need leadership to preserve them, writes Bruce Arthur. → Read More

For Doug Ford’s government, the selfish freedom to decide not to be vaccinated trumps the consequences

The provincial government encourages you to get vaccinated. But are they going to force a choice on that? No, they are not. Are they going to try? Not... → Read More

A more powerful Ed Rogers isn’t what Toronto needs. He’s already the least popular sports owner in town

Imagine a future where Ed Rogers has even more influence when it comes to the Leafs, the Raptors, the Blue Jays, the Argos and Toronto FC. Sports is a... → Read More

This time, Doug Ford’s wishful thinking on relaxing COVID restrictions is tempered by an old Ontario virtue — caution

It had all the hallmarks of this government, sure — a reluctance to tackle anti-vaxxers, a sort of wishcasting, a tilt towards the economy, election a... → Read More