Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

I finished my degree in the pandemic. To say it was anticlimactic is an understatement

This is a First Person column by Laura Flight, a recent graduate of Memorial University. For more information about CBC’s First Person stories, please see the FAQ. In 2017, I began my studies at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, in Corner Brook on the west coast of Newfoundland. At the time, it felt like my future was bursting […]

COVID pandemic contributed to historic number of students falling below reading benchmark

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The COVID pandemic contributed to a third of young grade school students missing reading benchmarks, which is up significantly from pre-pandemic rates, according to several studies. A recent Virginia report discussed data collected from The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) K-2 assessment, a tool used to evaluate […]

COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the worst in people, pulled Canadians further apart, survey suggests

Two years of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has left Canadians in a dour mood, with the majority saying the ordeal has significantly disrupted their lives, pulled Canadians further apart, brought out the worst in people and weakened their compassion for one another. These are the findings of a new survey, carried out by the Angus Reid Institute, […]

Psaki suggests Putin’s isolation during pandemic could be at play as lawmakers question his sanity

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s isolation during the pandemic could be affecting his decision-making as he pushes on with his deadly invasion of Ukraine.  Lawmakers have increasingly questioned the state of Putin’s mental health following not only his decision to […]

Democratic state, city leaders split on COVID mandates as country recovers from pandemic

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Some state and local Democratic leaders are starting to change their tune on COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates; others are not. As the initial spike of COVID-19’s omicron variant dwindles ahead of spring, some Democratic mayors and governors are lifting rules that require people to show proof […]

Anxiety, depression, loneliness at highest levels among Canadians since early pandemic: survey

Anxiety and feelings of depression and loneliness among adult Canadians are at their highest levels — especially among women and frontline workers — since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released Tuesday by Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests. “After all of the ups and downs of the pandemic, in terms of the overall mental […]

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