AI as mediator: ‘Smart’ replies help humans communicate during pandemic

Daily life during a pandemic means social distancing and finding new ways to remotely connect with friends, family and co-workers. And as we communicate online and by text, artificial intelligence could play a role in keeping our conversations on track,...

‘We just can’t neglect anyone’: Quebec City’s volunteer ‘street nurse’ makes daily visits to shut-ins

Day in and day out, for the past nine years, Gilles Kègle has visited Alain, who has been confined to his home ever since he had open heart surgery nearly a decade ago.People like Alain, whose last name CBC is not...

Hands off: Nova Scotia physiotherapists learn to make adjustment to virtual care

Physical distancing and self-isolation pose a distinct challenge for physiotherapists, whose job title literally refers to making physical contact with patients.But physiotherapists in Nova Scotia are finding ways to modify their practices and provide virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Coronavirus Live Updates: Top U.S. Officials Warn of ‘Our Pearl Harbor’; Deaths in Country May Be Undercounted

Here’s what you need to know:ImageMembers of the National Guard setting up a temporary morgue in New York on Saturday.Credit...Jonah Markowitz for The New York TimesTop U.S. officials warn of ‘our Pearl Harbor,’ and some governors grow critical of the...

4 crucial health-care lessons Canada needs to learn from COVID-19

This column is an opinion by Dr. Hance Clarke, the director of pain services at the Toronto General Hospital (TGH), and Imran Abdool, president of Blue Krystal Technologies and Business Insights. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ.In the short-term we...

‘We will meet again’: Queen urges strength amid coronavirus pandemic 

Queen Elizabeth made a highly rare broadcast to her nation on Sunday to rally the public in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.Here is the text of the 93-year-old monarch's address, only the fifth special televised broadcast she has made...

Malaria drug being studied, ‘on the list’ of possible COVID-19 treatments: Tam

TORONTO -- A drug widely used to treat malaria and other inflammatory illnesses is being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19, said the country’s chief medical officer. Dr. Theresa Tam told reporters at a news conference Sunday that Canada...

How a silent meditation retreat helped prepare me for this.

I’ve been Zoom-ing along, which is to say using that Internet conferencing platform to participate in online yoga and meditation classes; I’ve had a couple of Skype dates; and I’m having “Zoom cocktails” tonight with some neighbors. My brother created...

Sign language interpreters, fixtures of coronavirus briefings, gain new audience

Ava Hawkins, one of only 15 certified sign language interpreters in B.C., is used to being recognized in the deaf community. But the 56-year-old was caught off guard last week when walking out of her Vancouver apartment just before 7 p.m. ...

Queen to make rare address amid coronavirus pandemic 

In a rare address to the nation, Queen Elizabeth plans to exhort Britons to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing on wisdom from her decades as Britain's head of state to urge discipline and resolve in a...
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