Read the latest COVID-19 research and commentary from faculty and researchers at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

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Research

The Implications of Self-Directed Home Care in Ontario: A Case Study on Gotcare Services
Reach Alliance Policy Brief

By Emma Amaral, Margaret Jamieson, and Anna Cooper Reed,

COVID-19 threatens the future of local government
King’s College London Policy Review

By Enid Slack

The effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on political support: Some good news for democracy?
European Journal of Political Research

Co-authored by Peter Loewen

Charting a new path: does Toronto need more autonomy?
IMFG report, authored in part by Enid Slack

Reshoring Supply Chains: A Practical Policy Agenda 
American Affairs

Co-authored by Dan Breznitz

A Long-Term Economic Recovery Agenda for Ontario
Ontario 360

Co-authored in part by Drew Fagan and Sean Speer

Anti-intellectualism and Information Preferences during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Co-authored in part by Eric Merkley and Peter Loewen

The Causes and Consequences of COVID-19 Misperceptions: Understanding the Role of News and Social Media
Co-authored in part by Eric Merkley and Peter Loewen

Life after Coronavirus: The Municipal View
(See also: Municipal leaders happy with “Team Canada” response to COVID, co-authored by Gabriel Eidelman)

New North Star II: A Challenge-Driven Industrial Strategy for the Age of Intangibles
Co-authored in part by Sean Speer and Robert Asselin

Logarithmic vs. Linear Visualizations of COVID-19 Cases Do Not Affect Citizens’ Support for Confinement
Co-authored by Peter Loewen

The effect of COVID-19 lockdowns on political support: Some good news for democracy?
Co-authored by Peter Loewen

A Rare Moment of Cross-Partisan Consensus: Elite and Public Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada
Co-authored in part by Eric Merkley, Peter Loewen

Zoom’s Waiting Room Vulnerability
by Bill Marczak and John Scott-Railton

Move Fast & Roll Your Own Crypto: A Quick Look at the Confidentiality of Zoom Meetings
By Bill Marczak and John-Scott Railton
(See also:
Ronald Deibert Delivers Testimony to the House of Commons on Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic)

Censored Contagion: How Information on the Coronavirus is Managed on Chinese Social Media
By Lotus RuanJeffrey Knockel, and Masashi Crete-Nishihata

The COVID-19 Crisis and Policy Preferences of Canadian Technology Scale-Ups
By Steven Denney and Viet Vu

Borders in the Time of COVID-19
Ethics & International Affairs, March 2020
By Ayelet Shachar

Guide: Designing Property Tax Deferrals (in response to COVID-19)
By Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)

 

Op-eds

How contact tracing by employers could change the economics of innovation
Anita McGahan for Policy Options

A chance to rethink our approach to innovation and inclusive growth
Dan Breznitz and Dan Munro for Policy Options

As we brace for COVID’s second wave, some simple lessons from Taiwan and South Korea
Joseph Wong for The Hill Times

We can draw lessons from countries with strong long-term care systems
Ito Peng for Policy Options

Care, connection and COVID-19
Ito Peng for Ditchley Foundation

Parallel lessons from COVID-19 and climate change
Teresa Kramarz for The Hill Times

A more strategic approach to IP key to long-term recovery
Shiri Breznitz for The Hill Times

It’s time to learn from free trade talks and boost COVID-19 collaboration
Deanna Horton for The Hill Times

America, Canada’s problem
Robert Bothwell for The Hill Times

Stalkerware puts those living with abusers in even greater jeopardy during COVID-19 isolation 
Christopher Parsons for CBC

Together, the Meng trial and the pandemic offer Canada a golden opportunity
Lynette Ong for The Globe and Mail

It’s too soon to call coronavirus winners and losers
Phillip Lipscy for Foreign Policy

Can we use the crisis to create a new federal-provincial relationship?
Mel Cappe & Bob Rae for Toronto Star

China Has a Playbook for Managing Coronavirus Chaos
Diana Fu for Foreign Policy

COVID-19 and America’s Vulnerabilities — A Way Forward
Dan Breznitz for EE Times

Use this moment to create, define and design new social and economic policies
Mel Cappe and Bob Rae for Toronto Star

Building trust means letting the public be part of COVID-19 decisions
Adrienne Davidson for Policy Options

Cities lead the charge on the coronavirus front lines
Shauna Brail for The Conversation

From gin to gel, why Canada’s manufacturing capacity matters
Shauna Brail for Policy Options

My family in China grappled with coronavirus — now they’re worried for me in Canada
Owen Guo for Toronto Star

How Canada’s pandemic response is shifting political views
Peter Loewen for Policy Options

COVID-19 is helping to unite Canadians like nothing has in years — and we’ll need unity for what’s to come
Peter Loewen for CBC News

Why experts disagree on how to manage COVID-19: four problem conceptions, not one
Steven Bernstein for Global Policy

COVID-19 crisis creates chance to re-examine provincial funding of cities
Enid Slack and Tomas Hachard for Toronto Star

In this pandemic, governments will face three tests, including how best to restart the economy
Michael Sabia for The Globe and Mail

We can’t just pick up the pieces after the pandemic subsides — we need to keep them together
Bob Rae and Mel Cappe for The Globe and Mail

Canadians are telling their government—do whatever it takes to make it right
Michael Valpy for Maclean’s

The weakness of the strongman
Adam Casey and Seva Gunitsky for Foreign Affairs

Many Americans deeply distrust experts. So will they ignore the warnings about coronavirus?
Eric Merkley for Washington Post

The Securitization of COVID-19: Three political dilemmas
Nathan Alexander Sears for Global Policy Journal

If the ‘real world’ wasn’t already scary for university graduates, you can bet it is now
Lex Harvey for Toronto Star

 

Blog Posts & Essays

Policy Options for building resilient U.S. medical supply networks
Co-authored by Dan Breznitz

3 Things We’ve Learned From Female Leadership in COVID-19
By Erica Wallis

How should we tax after the pandemic?
Co-authored by Wilson Prichard

More Lessons from World War II: What’s Next for the Government’s Finances 
By Drew Fagan for Munk School / Public Policy Forum

The Narratives of this Crisis Will Shape the Future
By Carolyn Hughes Tuohy

To Help Respond to COVID-19, African Governments Should Prioritise Taxing the Rich
By Wilson Prichard

COVID-19 lockdowns have increased support for incumbent parties and trust in government
By Peter Loewen

Amid COVID-Related Cyber Threats, the Netherlands Leads UN Efforts
By Josh Gold

On the issue of trust, one size does not fit all
By Eric Merkley

We Shall Have Spring Again: preparing for the return of intangibles
By David Munro

To help respond to COVID-19, African governments should prioritize taxing the rich
By Wilson Prichard

Fill the gaps, feel the pain: Insights from Sierra Leone on an epidemic’s impact on local taxation, public services, and the poor
By Vanessa van den Boogaard

To fight Covid-19, only the formal economy is getting tax breaks. The informal economy may be asked to foot the bill
By Vanessa van den Boogaard

COVID-19 and the New Normal
By Joseph Wong

Pandemic Measures Through the Lens of WWII
By Drew Fagan

Media Coverage

The Coronavirus Crisis Exposed Gaps In Canada’s Social Programs. Now’s The Time To Fill Them.
Linda White comments on Huffington Post series covering effects of COVID-19 on society.
(Huffington Post)

In this coronavirus wave, China tries something new: restraint
Asian Institute’s Lynette Ong compares fighting a war with facing a pandemic.
(New York Times)

Canada a target for cyberattacks on COVID-19 research
Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons explains what makes Canada a target for hackers.
(The Globe and Mail)

China is collecting DNA from tens of millions of men and boys, using U.S. equipment
Asian Institute Dr. David Chu Scholarship recipient and Political Science PhD candidate Emile Dirks co-authors a report on Chinese government DNA collection for digital surveillance.
(New York Times)

COVID-19 threatens Canada’s technology ecosystems
An item mentions Innovation Policy Lab’s report on technology entrepreneurs
(Bay Street Bull Magazine)

The coronavirus exposed gaps in Canada’s social programs
Linda White examines what we’ve learned about social architecture and social investment.
(Huffington Post)

Why COVID-19 has city-dwellers trying to get out of Dodge
Shauna Brail on the rise of telecommuting, urbanites looking to escape city life
(TVO)

Reflections on Retooling for the COVID‑19 Pandemic
Tara Vinodrai assesses the nature and scale of factory retooling efforts.
(Metro Politiques)

An opportunity to reimagine the role for platform economy firms
Shauna Brail on how COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerabilities of firms like Airbnb and Uber
(Policy Options)

Coronavirus pandemic shows global consequences of China’s local censorship rules
Media continues to analyze censorship of coronavirus in China.
(South China Morning Post)

Is Zoom safe for Chinese students?
Scholars raise concerns about teaching on Zoom.
(Inside Higher Education)

Support for cities
Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance’s Enid Slack does a series of interviews for regional CBC radio discussing federal funding for cities.
(CBC Radio)

Trump cuts U.S. ties to WHO and blames China
Robert Bothwell examines what a U.S. exit means for the World Health Organization.
(Toronto Star)

Green only for some, Toronto must commit to more and better parks after COVID-19
Shauna Brail shares perspective on community approaches to outdoor space.
(Toronto Star)

To build its COVID-19 task force, Las Vegas partnered with a company linked to UAE intelligence
Bill Marczak of Citizen Lab remarks on the Las Vegas re-opening plan.
(BuzzFeed News)

Should racism be treated as a public health issue?
Ito Peng discusses why framing racism as a public health issue obscures the real problem.
(Global)

Why face masks will become the new normal in Canada
Shauna Brail is quoted on how the use of masks in public settings will change.
(Now Magazine)

In the middle of a pandemic, those of us without cars are left spinning our wheels
Shauna Brail comments on how ownership of a car affects access to services amidst the pandemic.
(Toronto Star)

Innovation experts say COVID-19 exposing vulnerabilities of Canada’s economy
Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and Innovation Policy Lab co-director Dan Breznitz examines the supply chain.
(Global News)(CTV News Vancouver)(Toronto Star)(The John Batchelor Show)(Washington Centre for Equitable Growth) (Huffington Post Canada)(City News)(iHeart Radio)(The Hill Times)(American Affairs)

Public washrooms remain closed as other services reopen
Shauna Brail is quoted on public services reopening.
(Yahoo News)

How COVID-19 could reshape Canada’s federal public service
Mel Cappe is quoted on how the public service will change.
(National Post)

Sidewalk Labs pulls out of Toronto’s Quayside project, blaming COVID-19
Shauna Brail is quoted on Sidewalk Labs pulling out of the Toronto Quayside project.
(Toronto Star)(StateScoop)

COVID-19 fallout
Sean Speer talks about economic recovery.
(BNN Bloomberg)

The return to normal could mean a longer commute
Jonathan Hall says commutes may be longer as people return to work
(iHeart Radio)

As the U.S. withdraws from world leadership, China filling the void, global affairs expert says
Lynette Ong comments on the World Health Assembly’s inquiry into the WHO’s management of the pandemic.
(CBC News Network)

Reopening workplaces: The balancing of medical and economic outcomes
Anita McGahan explores the risks associated with reopening.
(BNN Bloomberg) (CBC Radio)

Toronto is in big financial trouble — and there isn’t a plan to fix it
Enid Slack examines whether taxes can be used to recover from the economic shortfall.
(Toronto Star)

As Quebecers cover faces for COVID-19, some hope for tolerance of religious garb
Jeffrey Reitz talks about the comparison between Quebec’s secularism law and COVID-19 mask directives.
(National Post) (Toronto Star) (Ottawa Citizen) (CP24) (CTV) (City)

Do we have to sacrifice our privacy to fight the coronavirus?
Irene Poetranto of the Citizen Lab talks about contact tracing apps.
(Al Jazeera)

We need a financial stability board for health
Anita McGahan shares how to increase preparedness and improve pandemic response.
(Financial Times) (CBC Radio: The Current)

Students discuss the impact of COVID-19
Joseph Wong and Munk One students Atharv Agrawal and Anya Haldemann describe the university response to the pandemic.
(Times Higher Education)

Premier Doug Ford unveils next steps in reopening Ontario’s economy
Drew Fagan, Sean Speer and Ian T.D. Thomson make recommendations for the economic fallout from the pandemic.
(Toronto Star) (TVO)

How long will job losses due to COVID-19 last?
Innovation Policy Lab’s Steven Denney talks about the impact of COVID-19 on various industries.
(CTV Online and CTV News Channel)(The Globe and Mail)

As U.S. reopening barrels along, ‘hidden enemy’ infiltrates White House
Peter Loewen examines how politicians have been managing the pandemic.
(National Post) (The Globe and Mail )(BNN Bloomberg)

Will COVID-19 end neoliberalism?
Sean Speer discusses the impact of the pandemic on neoliberal politics.
(TVO: The Agenda)

Toronto is in big financial trouble — and there isn’t a plan to fix it
Articles quote Enid Slack of the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance.
(Toronto Star) (Vancouver Province)

Countries must respond to the virus through cooperation
Deanna Horton comments in an item about global collaboration.
(Le Devoir)

‘I can’t be afraid of the risk to privacy right now’: Coronavirus and tracking app surveillance
Media covers the latest report from Citizen Lab. John Scott-Railton offers comment.
(The Independent) (The Logic) (CBC Online) (Times of India)(Politico) (Fortune) (CNBC)(NDTV) (News18.com) (News18.com) (Hindustan Times)

COVID-19: Tracking individuals vs privacy: delicate balance
Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons discusses privacy issues surrounding COVID-19 tracking.
(Radio Canada International) (Global)

‘Space is the new luxury’: Could the coronavirus prompt an urban exodus in Ontario?
Shauna Brail comments on whether the pandemic marks the end of cities.
(Global News)

Coronavirus Changed China’s Big Political Event. Here’s What to Expect
Diana Fu comments on the National People’s Congress in Beijing.
(New York Times)

Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn’t the plan.
Citizen Lab’s Bill Marczak talks about security vulnerabilities in Zoom’s platform.
(CNN Business)

It’s time to give Japan credit for its COVID-19 Response
Phillip Lipscy comments on Abe Shinzo’s declining approval rating in the wake of COVID-19
(Tokyo Review) 

Japan is not rallying around its prime minister
Abe Shinzo, Japan’s prime minister, has seen his approval ratings drop despite the country coming through the pandemic is relatively good shape. Phillip Lipscy comments.
(The Economist)

Des dirigeants autoritaires malmenés par le virus
Robert Austin comments on Russia’s difficulties containing the coronavirus
(La Presse)

A crisis like no other: Canada’s finances could take years to recover from the pandemic recession
Sean Speer comments on what Canada’s post-pandemic economy could look like.
(CBC)

COVID-19 is exposing Canada’s economic vulnerabilities, innovation experts say
Dan Breznitz comments on the future of global trade in the wake of COVID-19.
(Toronto Star)

As Quebecers cover faces for COVID-19, some hope for tolerance of religious garb
Jeffrey Reitz comments on Quebec’s changing attitudes toward face coverings in the wake of COVID-19
(National Post)

Coronavirus: Israel turns surveillance tools on itself
As Israel internal security agency turns to surveillance tools to tackle COVID-19, John Scott-Railton warns of the potential for abuse
(BBC)

Depleted national stockpile leaves Canada reliant on China for masks, gowns and other supplies during pandemic
Much of the global supply of personal protective equipment comes from China, whose product doesn’t always fit Health Canada’s standard. Lynette Ong comments.
(CBC)

To preserve jobs for humans, some propose a robot tax
Dan Breznitz comments on automation and worker displacement
(Undark)

Why face masks will become the new normal in Canada
Shauna Brail comments on face mask recommendations
(Now Magazine)

How can Canadians quarantine from COVID-19 if they can’t afford it?
Shauna Brail comments on COVID-19’s impact on the gig economy
(National Post)

Coronavirus: London ranks third-highest in Ontario in safety-related work refusals
Anita McGahan comments on what workplace safety means in a post-COVID world of work
(London Free Press)

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Airbnb, Vrbo listings abound in Ontario
Shauna Brail discusses Airbnb and Vrbo continuing to list thousands of short-term rentals despite government restrictions
(The Logic)

Deglobalization, privacy trade-offs: Experts on life after COVID-19
Anita McGahan predicts changes in retail, grocery and transportation after COVID-19
(BNN Bloomberg)

How to Bring Back U.S. Manufacturing
Dan Breznitz discusses whether it’s feasible for the U.S. to bring back manufacturing
(EE Times)

A COVID-19 crisis for City Budgets
Enid Slack discusses the financial plight of Canadian cities during the pandemic
(TVO)

$750 for doing chin-ups in a park. Sitting on benches banned. Do emergency measures go too far?
Peter Loewen talks about Toronto’s fines for not adhering to social distancing
(Toronto Star)

As Ontario gears up to reopen, we asked experts which businesses will open first — you won’t like the answer
Anita McGahan discusses what it will take for the economy to reopen
(Toronto Star)

What will workplaces look like in a brave new post-pandemic world?
Anita McGahan shares what changes we might expect as we reopen schools and businesses
(TVO)

As the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 grows, Donald Trump looks for someone else to blame
Robert Bothwell comments on Donald Trump’s decision to defund the WHO
(Toronto Star)

Cities face massive financial shortfalls because of COVID. How can they cope when they can’t run deficits? 
Enid Slack talks about the financial impact COVID-19 is having on municipalities.
(Globe and Mail)

Huawei sending millions of masks to Canada as supplies grow short
Diana Fu comments on Huawei’s gifts to Canada.
(Globe and Mail)

Zoom’s encryption linked to China
Media cover a new report from Citizen Lab showing flaws in Zoom app security.
(BBC)(CTV)(Wired)(The Intercept)(Forbes)(CBC) (Financial Times – paywall)(Wall Street Journal – paywall)(CBC: The National)(TechCrunch)

City staff, school workers reinventing themselves to stave off layoffs due to COVID-19
Enid Slack of IMFG talks about the challenges facing municipalities attempting to balance budgets.
(CBC News Online)

Dealing with COVID-19 skeptics
Peter Loewen discusses compliance with pandemic measures.
(TVO: The Agenda)

Coronavirus: Israeli spyware firm pitches to be Covid-19 saviour
John Scott Railton of the Citizen Lab examines the prospect of spyware being used to predict disease spread.
(BBC Online)(Vice)(SKY TV – U.K.)(The Logic)

Wage subsidy plan will prevent mass layoffs — but businesses say six weeks is too long to wait
Mark Manger examines how the wage subsidy plan will work.
(Toronto Star)

Will COVID-19 end globalization?
Janice Stein and Sean Speer take part in a panel.
(TVO: The Agenda)

We can’t just pick up the pieces after the pandemic subsides – we need to keep them together
Bob Rae and Mel Cappe write an op-ed about how to survive the COVID-19 crisis.
(CBC: Power & Politics)

China’s COVID-19 disinformation push, aided by Canadian group, raises concerns about next pandemic
Citizen Lab’s COVID-19 Chinese censorship report is mentioned in items about disinformation in China.
(National Post)(Ottawa Citizen)(MSN Canada)(BBC Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyz language)(Business Insider)(Buzzfeed)(Ming Pao Canada – Chinese language)(Forbes Mexico – Spanish language)(Global Investigative Journalism Network)

Getting money into the hands of Canadians
Mel Cappe analyzes financial support for Canadians impacted by the crisis.
(BNN Bloomberg)

Trump and Trudeau are on a collision course over COVID-19 isolation
Peter Loewen analyzes President Trump’s suggestion of lifting COVID-19 measures.
(The Globe and Mail)

Steal these ideas: 34 things Canada’s innovators think the government should do to help the economy through the COVID-19 crisis
Dan Breznitz and Sean Speer suggest ways to help Canada weather COVID-19.
(The Logic)

The mad scramble to meet Canadian needs
Mel Cappe explains why speed is important for pandemic financial support.
(CBC News: The National)

What journalists should know about coronavirus cellphone tracking
Bill Marczak discusses the implications of coronavirus tracking measures.
(The Nigerian Voice)

COVID-19 shows us why Canada needs a challenge-driven growth strategy
Robert Asselin and Sean Speer write about the impact of the pandemic.
(Public Policy Forum)

Canada’s cyber spies taking down sites as battle against COVID-19 fraud begins
Farhaan Ladhani of Digital Public Square comments in an item about COVID-19 cyber fraud.
(CBC Online)

Governments aren’t tracking your cellphone in the battle against COVID-19. But they might
Citizen Lab’s Christopher Parsons remarks on government surveillance.
(Toronto Star)(Financial Post)

Canada at home: Scenes of social distancing and self-sacrifice to stay safe from coronavirus
Student Frank Ye talks about how he is dealing with the health risks and racism around COVID-19.
(The Globe and Mail)

How China built a Twitter propaganda machine then let it loose on coronavirus
Lotus Ruan of Citizen Lab explains censorship.
(ProPublica)

As China cracks down on coronavirus coverage, journalists fight back
Citizen Lab’s Lotus Ruan talks about censorship in China.
(New York Times – paywall)(Satoshi Nakamoto Blog)

Pandemic renews calls to revive U.S. manufacturing
Munk Chair of Innovation Studies Dan Breznitz describes how to change supply networks in response to COVID-19.
(EE Times)

States of emergency across Canada, what’s been done before, and what can be done now
Robert Bothwell explores past declarations of states of emergency in Canada
(iPolitics)

Chinese regime revises position on Wuhan whistleblower
A feature item mentions the recent report by Citizen Lab.
(Paris Match – French language)

The hits and misses of managing COVID-19
Items on China’s management of the COVID-19 transmission mention Citizen Lab findings.
(Le Devoir – French language)(MSN Italy – Italian language)(MSN Italy – Italian language)(The Mandarin)(Lawfare Blog)

Chinese app censored virus content since January
Widespread media cover Citizen Lab’s report on Chinese censorship of coronavirus discussion. Ron Deibert and Lotus Ruan offer comment.

Domestic outlets include: (The Globe and Mail – paywall)(CBC via Thomson Reuters)(CBC Radio: As It Happens – Interview at 9:09)(The Globe and Mail — paywall)(Ottawa Citizen)(Financial Post)

U.S. outlets include: (U.S. News & World Report)(Newsweek)(Slate)(CNBC)(CNET)(Forbes)(BuzzFeed)(MSN)(The Verge)(PCMag.com)(VICE)

Global outlets include: (Financial Times – paywall)(BBC Online)(BBC – Chinese language)(BBC – Vietnamese language)(Thomson Reuters)(The Guardian)(The Independent)(Investing.com – Brazil – Portuguese language)(Reuters Brazil – Portuguese language)(El Pais – Spain – Spanish language)(The Week – India)(France 24)International Business Times(NU.nl – Dutch language)(International Business Times)(Radio Programas del Peru – Spanish language)(El Heraldo de México – Spanish language)(India Times)(The Straits Times)(La Presse – French language)(Sing Pao Daily News – Chinese language)(MSN Indonesia)(MSN Hong Kong – Chinese language)(Hong Kong Economic Times – Chinese language)(Sky News Australia)(Al Jazeera English)(Haaretz)(La Tribune – France – via AFP)(South China Morning Post)(Daily Mail – U.K.)(Metro – U.K.)(The Star Online – Malaysia)(Kenyan Tribune)(Hong Kong Economic Times)(Yahoo  Malaysia)(Yahoo News Philippines)(Yahoo News Singapore)(Yahoo Finance France)(Yahoo Japan – Japanese language)(Yahoo New Zealand)

Border closures likely Friday night
Robert Bothwell offers analysis of the closure of the U.S.-Canada border during the COVID-19 crisis
(CTV News Channel)(AM 1150 Hamilton)

US-Canada border closing temporarily to non-essential travel
Robert Bothwell speaks to Associated Press about past declarations of states of emergency in Canada
(ABC – U.S.)(Boston Globe – paywall)(Al Jazeera)

Toronto’s public life all but vanishes amid COVID-19 crisis
Shauna Brail comments in an article focusing on the impact of social distancing measures.
(Toronto Star – paywall)

How the coronavirus has deepened human rights abuses in China
Reports cite Lynette Ong, Diana Fu and Citizen Lab on coronavirus and China.
(The Globe and Mail – paywall)(The Christian Science Monitor)(New York Times – paywall)(MSN Singapore)(Al Jazeera English)(Hong Kong Free Press Limited)(BuzzFeed TECH)(Yahoo News)(VICELAND Television – U.S.)(VICE)(VICE)(U of T News)

Why China’s wildlife trade ban will help, but not stop, coronavirus
Lynette Ong discusses China’s wildlife trade and consumption ban.
(Global News)

Canada issues travel health notice for seven countries amid COVID-19 outbreak
Lynette Ong talks about travel warnings.
(Yahoo News)

China ramps up virus propaganda and stirs even more outrage
Lynette Ong discusses censorship and pressure on the Chinese government amid the coronavirus outbreak.
(Bloomberg)

Death of doctor who warned of coronavirus sparks anger
Lynette Ong offers perspective on the Chinese response to coronavirus.
(CBC Radio: The Current)(CBC Radio: Here & Now)(CBC Online)(CBC News Network)(The Globe and Mail — paywall)(Yahoo! News Canada)(MSN Canada)(The Straits Times)

Here’s how China is silencing coronavirus critics in the U.S.
Lotus Ruan of Citizen Lab explains how censorship works.
(VICE)

Chinese Canadians denounce rising xenophobia tied to coronavirus
MGA student Frank Ye shares his experiences.
(Al Jazeera Online)(The Globe and Mail)

Death of Wuhan doctor sparks rare condemnations of Chinese virus response
Lynette Ong explores the impact of criticism of China’s response to novel coronavirus.
(The Globe and Mail)

Chinese Canadians speak out against racism, misinformation
MPP student Frank Ye shares his observations of racial stigma​​​​​​​.
(CBC: The Current)(CBC Online)(Yahoo! News Canada)(Huffington Post)

Canadians in China
Janice Stein comments on the federal government’s efforts in areas impacted by coronavirus outbreak.
(CBC Radio: Here and Now)

The epicentre of coronavirus
Lynette Ong explains that the Chinese response to the outbreak is unprecedented.
(CTV National)(CP24)

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has more power after coronavirus emergency declaration
Shauna Brail comments on Bonnie Crombie’s increased powers during state of emergency
(Mississauga.com)

Events

The world after COVID-19
Hosted by the Innovation Policy Lab

How is COVID-19 Affecting Global Supply Chains?
Hosted by the Innovation Policy Lab

In Conversation with Canada’s Foreign Minister
Hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

A Question of Trust: Politics, Perception and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

COVID-19 and the Informal Economy
Hosted by the International Centre for Tax and Development