A pair of Western alumni have converted Canadians’ worries about contracting the COVID-19 virus into a business producing and selling facemasks to essential, non-health-care workers.
Preparing a lecture for my now-online Food Writing course, while eating graham crackers and cheese (a childhood comfort snack), I wondered how everyone else was feeling about food.
Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for health-care workers within days if not hours.
Being safe at home isn’t possible for everyone during this COVID-19 crisis. And so, it’s important rethink what we mean by “home” and “safe.”
Students in Western medical historian Shelley McKellar’s ‘Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History’ undergraduate course are in the rare position of learning the historical lessons of pandemics while living in one.