Last October 10th, the world’s first ever “National Period Day” was declared in the U.S, to raise awareness for period poverty. And it’s being marked again this year. Period poverty, a term many are uncomfortable discussing is more evident now than ever before, due to the pandemic. Global’s Sharmeen Somani sheds light on the issue and tells us why the pandemic is making it worse.
Quebec Premier François Legault on Monday announced the introduction of the Canadian government’s COVID Alert app in the province, explaining the province has come to the conclusion the app is secure. Legault urged Quebecers to download the app because it will “only really help us if many people choose to activate it.”
We check in with Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie, President of Doctors Nova Scotia, to get her thoughts on the province extending access to virtual care options until Dec. 31, 2020.