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Women In Science: 8 COVID-19 Experts You Should Follow On Social Media


Mariam Matti 

April 6, 2021

From fighting COVID-19 myths to explaining vaccine effectiveness, these experts are helping separate fact from conspiracy. Public health officials have repeatedly warned that a dual pandemic of disease and misinformation has played out over the last year. COVID-19 has made it clear the types of challenges medical information faces in the age of social media....Read more

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Nurses have helped protect Canadians from COVID-19. But who will protect nurses?

The Globe and Mail

Feb 26, 2021

Hospitals have always been busy places. You often hear about emergency rooms being over capacity, or the term “hallway medicine.” We call this gridlock. It happens when patients have no access to an inpatient bed, sometimes for days on end. For nurses and other health care professionals, these circumstances are high stress, and can be difficult to manage...Read more

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Raising their voices – U of T Nursing Alumni give nurses platform for change with The Gritty Nurse Podcast

Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing News

Feb 24, 2021

Nurses are afraid to speak out. Whether it is to address bullying in the profession or take action to focus on mental health and anti-Black Racism, a pervasive culture of silencing keeps nurses from having a voice...Read more

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Gritty Nurse podcast exposes pandemic profiteering

Spring Magazine

Feb 23, 2021

COVID-19 has exposed the weaknesses of Canadian healthcare. From under-funding in the public system to a private long-term care system that funnels money away from patients and towards shareholders, the care that people need is sacrificed to the drive for profit. But this isn’t news to everyone. Read more

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Social media is helping frontline healthcare workers voice COVID-19 concerns

The Pigeon

Feb 19, 2021

In a Feb. 11 Twitter livestream, health advocates met with Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister Hajdu to discuss vaccine rollout. Read more

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Nurses Are Burned Out—But COVID-19 Isn’t Over. Will Canada Take Care Of Us?

Chatelaine -Op-Ed

Feb 9, 2021

The toll that COVID-19 is taking on nurses is terrifying, but throughout the pandemic, media, governments and healthcare decision-makers have all but ignored us. Read more

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Stressed and overworked, nurses hailed as ‘health-care heroes’ are struggling to find help

Toronto Star

Feb 8, 2021

Both Varley and Fung maintained that the barriers to accessing mental health care for nurses are a systemic issue across Ontario...Read More

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Nurse says stressed-out health-care workers nearing 'breaking point'

CTV News

Jan 28, 2021

Hailed as heroes during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, front-line health-care workers say they appreciate hearing the kind words, but don't feel that they're being heard themselves...Read More

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Some health-care workers still hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine 

CBC Radio White Coat, Black Art

Jan 16, 2021

A comprehensive information campaign geared toward front-line workers would've made a difference, experts say easy....Read More

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