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News in Review - November 2020 COVID-19: Social Inequities Exposed by the Pandemic

COVID-19 is exposing the social inequalities in our society. Socio-economic data being studied on the coronavirus pandemic is now revealing that the most at risk in our society are the poorest, living in densely populated communities, as well as low income residents and front line workers. Data is also showing those most at risk are from racialized communities. We look ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 COVID-19 Update: What Have We Learned?

The coronavirus pandemic that spread across the world in early 2020 changed all our lives. In March, Canada closed its borders, shuttered all non-essential business and asked its citizens to stay home. For months we waited. Once the infection numbers dropped significantly, the country began to reopen cautiously. But COVID-19 is still here. And some countries are being forced to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:18:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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News in Review - October 2020 Care Homes and The Elderly: What COVID-19 Exposed

When COVID-19 came to Canada we saw a large number of deaths. Four out of five of those deaths were among the elderly housed in long term care homes. The situation in Ontario and Quebec was so serious that the government called in the Canadian military to assist in the worst-hit facilities. The military produced a report that shocked many. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/30/2020

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Li'l Doc Cystic fibrosis

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how a virus that makes our mucous thick and sticky can also make our respiratory and digestive systems very weak.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Paraplegia

Accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, Li'l Doc tells us how a spinal cord problem can prevent people from moving all or just the lower halves of their bodies.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Rubella

In this episode, Li'l Doc and Geeko tell us all about the contagious virus that primarily targets the bodies of babies who are still in their mommy's tummies.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Jaundice

Li'l Doc tells us what can make babies’ skin turn yellow, and Geeko helps make it all crystal clear!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Mumps

Accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, Li'l Doc explains how a virus can cause the salivary glands next to our ears to swell.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Whooping cough

Accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, Li'l Doc explains how harmful bacteria that invade our trachea and bronchial tubes can make us cough.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Polio

In this episode, Li'l Doc and Geeko show us how a virus multiplying in our body can block our muscular control system, making our muscles really soft or really stiff!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Aerophagia

Why should you always eat slowly and chew your food carefully? Li'l Doc and Geeko describe the discomfort that can come from swallowing too much air!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Tetanus

The toxin produced by the contagious bacteria responsible for this disease can attack our muscles and respiratory system. Li'l Doc and Geeko bring us up to speed.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/22/2020

Li'l Doc Pinworm infections

In this episode, Li'l Doc, accompanied by her chameleon Geeko, explains how the digestive system can contain the eggs of small worms that cause this illness.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

Li'l Doc Blindness

Geeko pretends he can’t see! Li'l Doc tells us about health problems that can make people go blind by impairing the functioning of one or both eyes.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

Li'l Doc Tonsilitis

In this episode, Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how our immune system reacts to infectious diseases when our tonsils get sick and can no longer defend themselves.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/21/2020

Li'l Doc Tuberculosis

Li'l Doc and Geeko show us how the human body fights off contagious bacteria that affect our immune system.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/19/2020

Li'l Doc Malaria

In this episode, Li'l Doc and Geeko take a closer look at mosquitoes and how they can carry contagious parasites that affect our entire immune system. 
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/19/2020

Li'l Doc Hand, foot and mouth disease

Have you got a red rash on your hands, on the soles of your feet and around and in your mouth, but you don’t know why? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain the body’s reactions to this syndrome, which is caused by a harmful virus.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/19/2020

Li'l Doc Dengue fever

How can some mosquitoes make us sick when they bite us? Li'l Doc and Geeko have the answers!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Rabies

In this episode, Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how a virus can grow inside our body if we’re bitten or scratched by an infected animal.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Sunstroke

Why is it important to avoid getting too much sun? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain what happens when our body temperatures climb too high.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Deafness

While Geeko pretends he can’t hear anything, Li'l Doc shows us how our ears can sometimes lose their ability to transmit vibrations from exterior sounds to our brain.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Pharyngitis

Want to know everything about sore throats? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how the pharynx can be totally thrown out of kilter by a mere germ.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Psoriasis

Curious about why dry skin can be so itchy? Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how an imbalance of the immune system can speed up the natural replacement of the upper layer of our skin.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020

Li'l Doc Cancer

Li'l Doc and Geeko introduce us to this disease, which involves an uncontrollable multiplication of cells in our body.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2020