Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

Why Homemade Masks Make Sense

Coronavirus deaths follow choir practice. A grassroots, homemade-masks-for-all movement gathers steam. 

April 1, 2020

Losing Doctors on the Battlefield

61 physicians have died in Italy. They’re also dying in France, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

March 30, 2020

The Virus and the Fires

When things are dire, humans accomplish amazing feats.

March 25, 2020

Protect Hospital Staff, Or Healthcare Collapses

Doctors on the front lines are shouting from the rooftops.

March 23, 2020

Best Coronavirus Memes

Humour is our secret weapon.

March 18, 2020

From Valentine’s to Friday the 13th

Four weeks ago, we lived in a different world.

March 16, 2020

Italy’s Hospital Meltdown

Coronavirus has turned hospitals into war zones, say Italian doctors. 

March 11, 2020

So You Thinks SARS Was No Big Deal (Part 1)

Canada was the only country outside Asia in which people died from the SARS coronavirus. A doctor and two nurses were among its victims. All three were in their 50s.

March 9, 2020

Coronavirus Math: The Number I’m Watching

How are different countries coping? What is the case fatality rate?

March 4, 2020

When Is A Pandemic Not A Pandemic?

The World Health Organization is playing games.

February 26, 2020

Cancel Culture Hits Medical Journals

Anti-meat experts ask external bodies to suppress rival research.

January 27, 2020

About Those Nitrates in Our Food

Your salad contains more nitrates than a bacon sandwich.

September 9, 2019

Suicide Crisis, Climate Propaganda

How can zero deaths be a ‘health emergency’?

July 15, 2019

Diabetes, Doctors & Real World Results

Some people are ‘curing’ their Type 2 diabetes by changing what they eat.

June 3, 2019