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The Next Health-Care Crisis? The patients who have been waiting out COVID-19

Core’s Dr. Judy Illes comments on the indirect effect of COVID-19 on access to health care including routine or annual screenings aimed at preventing more serious health issues. Click the title to read more.

The Hidden Risks of Pre-Traumatic Stress

Core’s Drs. Chris Feehan and Judy Illes write about “The Hidden Risks of Pre-Traumatic Stress” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the title to read more.

Tough decisions ahead as British Columbians consider bigger social bubbles

When the province announced how it would begin easing public health orders that shuttered businesses and services, they also urged British Columbians to consider a small number of people to reintroduce into their lives — and that led to some confusion. Click the title to read more.

Illes: COVID-19 response may teach us to value fairness

Many of us have become accustomed to a new daily ritual: every day, millions of Canadians tune in to news conferences in which political leaders and public health officials speak about the spread of COVID-19 and measures to slow it. Click the title to read more.

Politicians appeal to our sense of fairness in the battle against COVID-19

Many of us have become accustomed to a new daily ritual: every day, millions of Canadians tune into news conferences in which political leaders and public health officials speak about the spread of COVID-19 and measures to slow it. Click the title to read more.

In Outbreaks Some Health Workers Bolt. How BC Is Trying to Prevent It

“Experts such as UBC bioethicist Judy Illes said the B.C. government has taken important steps to support health-care workers and thus minimize absenteeism.” Click the title to read more.

COVID-19: Prepare for Care-Rationing—Know Your Hospital Policies

​As the COVID-19 crisis rolls across the nation, neurologists and their health care colleagues are dealing with resource shortages that may have life-limiting consequences for their patients. Click the title to read more.

What is the end game? Ontario’s stark modelling forecast could help Canadians cope with COVID-19

How do we eventually climb down from here? If the virus can be suppressed, it will be possible to selectively lift some social distancing measures, experts said. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes at TEDxAbbotsford: Modulating the Mind

Join Dr. Judy Illes in learning about how people think about brain surgery for neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including ethical concerns about hope versus hype, rights, justice, agency, and personal privacy. Dr. Illes is dedicated to advancing the careers of women in science and medicine. Click the title to watch.

One will live, one will die: How Canada is preparing for tough coronavirus choices

There is one ventilator, two people. The first person is a 12-year-old with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The second person is 74 years old and has COVID-19, too, but he’s an infectious diseases doctor and an expert in vaccine development. Click the title to read more.