For the entirety of human history, we have dealt with infectious disease, epidemic events, and global crises, but perhaps not at the scale we are now experiencing. How
For the entirety of human history, we have dealt with infectious disease, epidemic events, and global crises, but perhaps not at the scale we are now experiencing. How does a polio epidemic exacerbate racism? What do viral pandemics have to do with an opioid crisis? Here to connect the dots are authors and medical professionals Ross Pennie, Brodie Ramin, and David Waltner-Toews moderated by journalist Nora Loreto.
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Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addiction physician. He is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ramin lives in Ottawa.
Dr. David Waltner-Toews is a renowned Canadian epidemiologist, veterinarian, and highly-respected specialist in the epidemiology of food and waterborne diseases, zoonoses, ecosystem health, and One Health, whose work has been instrumental in the development of teaching and training programs across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Nora Loreto is a writer and activist based in Quebec City. She is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. Her next book, Take Back The Fight (Fernwood) will be published in October, 2020. Nora has been tracking COVID-19 deaths in residential care, nightly, for over four months.
Ross Pennie earned a medical degree from Queen’s University in 1976. He was a specialist in infectious disease, a Department of Paediatrics and Pathology professor at McMaster University, and practised at Brantford General Hospital. He is now retired and lives with his family in Southern Ontario.
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