Vaccination

Masking on campus to continue until end of May

The University has announced the extension of on-campus masking requirements until the end of May in an Apr. 14 update to the Queen’s Safe Return to Campus website.Continue...

Kingston Health Sciences Centre vaccine policies met with protests

An anonymously-organized protest against COVID-19 vaccination mandates took place on Sept. 7. The demonstration was held in front of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH), site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).Continue...

Canada’s COVID-19 requirements for the US/Canada border are unrealistic and unwelcoming for international students

The Canadian government’s requirements for crossing the border are unrealistic: the strict and unforgiving limitations, including the time crunch for negative COVID-19 tests and the ArriveCAN app upload, create an unwelcoming environment for international students attempting to enter the country.Continue...

Richardson Stadium to host drive-through COVID-19 vaccine clinic

Richardson Stadium will be used as a drive-through COVID-19 first dose vaccine clinic on Wednesday evening.Continue...

Queen’s must commit to a plan for the fall term

As Queen’s decides how and when to implement its back-to-campus framework, it’s vital the University is realistic and transparent about what the fall and winter terms might look like. Given how unpredictable the pandemic has been, committing to an online or hybrid year is the best call.Continue...

Vaccine prioritization is in place for a reason

Vaccine prioritization is a sign our healthcare system is working, giving vaccines to those who need it most. Yet the recent Rodney Baker scandal proves that, even at a time when class differences are exacerbated, the rich will always find a way to put themselves first.Continue...

To address vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous Canadians, the government must act on racism in healthcare

Despite being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black and Indigenous Canadians are hesitant to receive the vaccine. They have every right to be.Continue...

Until widespread vaccination, Canada should freeze student loan repayments

Until job opportunities for Canadian youth are restored to pre-pandemic levels, it’s unreasonable to mandate students make loan repayments.Continue...

Vaccination is a matter of fact, not debate

Typically, evidence is required when making a claim—but not when it comes to the anti-vaccine movement.Continue...

Educating parents key to public health

As the anti-vaccination movement sweeps North America and leaves preventable diseases unaddressed, it’s critical parents learn how to protect their children.Continue...

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