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CityNews: COVID vaccination rates dismal across Canada 4 years after pandemic was declared

March 12, 2024 — 

Even though the stringent health restrictions seen during the height of the pandemic are no more, they are having a lasting effect from our health to our wallet.

“Increased rates of depression, anxiety, substance use problems and all the mental health consequences associated with loneliness and disconnection, both during the pandemic but also have lingered for some afterwards,” explained Corey Mackenzie, a professor of psychology at the University of Manitoba.

“The COVID pandemic has kind of run its course to a degree, but this other pandemic of loneliness and social isolation is still very much a serious issue for a lot of people.”

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