The Opinion section of The Globe and Mail devotes an unprecedented 6,500 words to this must-read analysis by Norman Doidge as he explores the master narrative that has shaped our lives for the past two years.
COVID-19 is here to stay. Therefore, COVID is done. Either mild Omicron is the end of COVID madness, or there is no off-ramp. The panic-demic must finish or we will be doing this forever.
There are still people who value civil liberties in this country.
Western legal tradition has protected individual autonomy better than any other legal system in history. The problem is that for decades that tradition, and the culture from whence it came, have slowly been eroding.
In Canada, some are apt to believe that vaccine mandates surely must contravene the charter. But has a specific charter right been breached? Or is it just the charter’s vibe?
Western liberal democracies, especially Canada, have descended into authoritarianism. COVID appears to be the reason, but this transformation has long been underway.
Whatever we may discover about the true origins of SARS-CoV-2, the World Health Organization investigation has revealed a habit in modern scientific research of risking a biological catastrophe, that ought to be a matter of public concern.
So much of what ails us today are products of modern science and technology gone wild.
Our bodies learned a thing or two about contagion. But it is not just our immune system that protects us.
Daniel Defoe’s classic account of the Great Plague of London is full of vivid observations that still resonate.