While we haven't planked or flattened the curve, Dr. Bonnie Henry today revealed that what we are doing, is helping.
That doesn't mean we need to stop doing what we're doing.
We chat with Daniel Coombs, UBC Professor with expertise mathematical models of pandemic growth and control. Part of a group of professors from UBC and SFU advising the B.C. Centre for Disease Control on their pandemic modelling.
A group of advocates is calling on the provincial government to allow workers on welfare to access the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit.
We chat with Douglas King
Executive Director, Together Against Poverty Society
Job losses, general unemployment, and a seemingly grim outlook.
What's the fallout of COVID-19 on the economy?
We chat with Jock Finlayson Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Business Council of BC
Taiwan and Canada had their first cases of coronavirus at about the same time, but their experiences have been quite different. To date, Canada has 4,018 cases of COVID-19 and 39 deaths. Taiwan, on the other hand, has 256 cases of COVID- 19 and only two deaths.
CKNW Contributor Claire Allen spoke with J. Michael Cole, a senior fellow of the Macdonald Laurier Institute about what has contributed to Taiwan’s success in the battle against COVID-19
American government officials inside Donald Trump’s White House are actively discussing putting troops near the Canadian borders in light of U.S. border security concerns around the coronavirus pandemic, sources tell Global News.
Guest: Amanda Connolly, National Online Journalist, Politics
South Korea has been seen as having one of the better responses to COVID-19 due in part to their immense testing, but did you know B.C. is actually testing three times more per capita?
Guest: Ian Young, Vancouver Correspondent, South China Morning Post
Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is using extraordinary powers under a state of provincial emergency to keep British Columbians safe, maintain essential goods and services, and support the Province's ongoing response to novel coronavirus.
Guest: Keith Baldrey, Global News Legislature Bureau Chief
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Registered nurses write open letter to Justin Trudeau and John Horgan
A group of registered nurses has written an open letter to Prime...
Jason Everden is the head of the British Columbia Funeral Association which represents funeral directors, embalmers, crematorium operators, and cemetery workers, and he recently wrote a letter to the provincial government asking to be declared an essential service. CKNW Contributor Claire Allen spoke with Jason about why they’re looking for this designation
The Downtown Surrey Business improvement Association has launched a meal program in collaboration with the Surrey Hospital Foundation aimed at helping workers on the COVID-19 front line.
Guest: Elizabeth Model, CEO, Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association