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
  • 39 Titles

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CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 vs. the flu, spread through food, back to school

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the fourth in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:06:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/03/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 worst-case scenarios, immunity, risk to young children

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the third in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: Living in residence during COVID-19, testing students, spread through pools

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the fifth in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:08:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/10/2020

CBC News The mental impact of COVID-19 and how to cope

Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or stressed by the coronavirus pandemic? Here are some things to consider and guidelines for how to cope.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/01/2020

News in Review - January 2021 Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

A year after COVID-19 was first identified, it had spread across the globe, resulting in more than 73 million cases and over 1.6 million deaths. Health experts agreed the only way through the pandemic was with a vaccine. Scientists and pharmaceutical companies worldwide began the research. Now, as those groundbreaking vaccines are being distributed, many people are ready and eager ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/09/2021

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News in Review - April 2021 Vaccine Science: Variants, Genomes and Canadian Self-sufficiency

Coronavirus variants are popping up around the world. Drugmakers are working to adapt the current vaccines, while Canadian scientists are tracking the variants to get a genetic picture and map the mutations. Among other things, they want to determine what's coming next. Meanwhile, new vaccines are in the works and the Canadian government is investing billions to develop and manufacture ...
  • 2021
  • 00:16:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/10/2021

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  • Vaccine Science: Variants, Genomes and Canadian Self-sufficiency

  • Vaccine Science: Variants, Genomes and Canadian Self-sufficiency

CBC Kids News What does it mean to be self-isolated?

What does it mean to be self-isolated? It’s all about reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Have you heard about people being self-isolated because of the coronavirus? It’s happening more and more, including to our prime minister and his wife. Watch the video to find out what it means.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/19/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC Kids News What is flattening the curve?

Health officials keep talking about flattening the curve. Charlotte and Jimmy Greig, from Guelph, Ont., wanted to know what that means. Basically, it means people still get sick with the coronavirus, but over a longer period of time instead of all at once. That way, doctors are able to treat everyone who needs help, instead of having to deal with ...
  • 2020
  • 00:01:22
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/19/2020

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]