The COVID-19 pandemic in Canada

In 2020, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, swept the world. The virus started in Wuhan, China and spread rapidly around the world. On March 12, the World Health Organization officially declared it a pandemic. COVID-19 is a new virus that causes respiratory illness that can be lethal in humans – especially those with weakened immune systems. It is considered more deadly than the seasonal flu. This collection takes stock of the pandemic and its impact on Canadians across the country.

  • 2020
  • 9-12
  • 25 Titles

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CBC Kids News Can I go outside during the coronavirus outbreak? New

Unsure whether or not you should be going outside right now? The short answer is yes — fresh air and exercise are important. But you should take some extra steps to make sure you’re staying safe. Many people are practicing social distancing to help prevent the spread of the virus. And some people are self-isolating because they have been — ...
  • 2020
  • 00:01:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

The National Canada's role in the global race to find a COVID-19 vaccine New

Canada's leading vaccine researcher and a team at the University of Saskatchewan are working around the clock to find a COVID-19 vaccine to save lives.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

CBC News Canadians cautioned not to believe hype around prevention or cures for coronavirus New

Health Canada warns it's illegal to make false claims or sell unauthorized health products related to COVID-19.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

The National COVID-19 may trigger potentially deadly immune response New

Doctors working with COVID-19 patients say the virus may cause a deadly immune response called a cytokine storm in some patients. A team of Canadian scientists are leading research on how it could be treated.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2020

CBC News COVID-19: Prime Minister Trudeau appeals to Canadian children New

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeals to Canadian children to follow social distancing rules and thanks them for changing their daily routines.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:23
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

News in Review - April 2020 Covid-19: Pandemic, Fear and Precautions New

It's being compared to the largest pandemic in history, the Spanish flu of 1918, which infected a third of the world’s population. Novel Coronavirus or Covid-19 is a new strain of flu sweeping the planet, which causes severe respiratory illness. The World Health Organisation has put the global fatality rate for coronavirus as high as 3.4 percent. The outbreak started ...
  • 2020
  • 00:20:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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The National Family doctor uses lessons learned during SARS during COVID-19 pandemic New

Dr. Javed Alloo started practicing medicine during the SARS outbreak and is reminded he learned an important lesson from a patient who survived.
  • 2020
  • 00:02:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/30/2020

The National Flattening the curve: How to slow down coronavirus spread New

Graph shows how new cases of COVID-19 can quickly overwhelm a health-care system if precautions aren't taken.
  • 2020
  • 00:00:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/31/2020