"If we learn anything from COVID-19," write Lindsay McLaren and Trish Hennessy in their cover feature for this issue, "it should be that we need to build and foster a more comprehensive version of public health that acts on what we know about the social determinants of well-being." Economy and health are not separate things, they argue, and public health policy should not be limited to matters of primary care. Other contributors to this issue consider what's missing, what's currently overlooked, and were major TLC is needed in how we care for one another in Canada.
Here's a sample of what you'll find inside the January/Feburary Monitor:
- A broader vision of public health: Lindsay McLaren and Trish Hennessy call for an integrated, coherent version of public health for a post-COVID era.
- Canada's costly nuclear option: We should nip this "small modular reactor" craze in the bud, write M.V. Ramana and Eva Schacherl.
- Pharma versus pharmacare: Joel Lexchin destroys the corporate case against a national prescription drug plan.
- Yukon, Canada's last holdout on midwifery: Paige Galette wonders if 2021 will finally see the important birthing service publicly funded and delivered in the territory.
- Garbage in, garbage out: How the. U.S. is using a free trade pact to undermine Kenya's food sovereignty and strong environmental policy, by Asad Ismi.
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Monitor cover illustration by Amy Thompson.
OS/OS cover by Tim Scarth.