When scapegoating goes viral in the age of COVID-19

In this episode of The Plan B podcast, we talk with the Senior Director of 6 Degrees at the Institute for Candian Citizenship, David Leonard, about what happens when a pandemic goes looking for someone to blame.

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Upstream is joining forces with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

You know the saying there is strength in numbers? That’s part of the motivation behind our exciting announcement: Upstream has entered into a new partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (the CCPA).

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Another animated video helping kids think through COVID-19

"It’s okay to worry. Worrying is normal, but keeping it inside isn’t good. It’s important to tell someone you love how you feel."

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Re-opening amid COVID-19: too soon?

Staying healthy matters most

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The inequities of reopening

It’s easy to say that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. But it’s not entirely true, is it. 

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Fact check: 5G technology isn’t behind COVID-19

There are a lot of reasons why misinformation about COVID-19 is so damaging. It causes confusion and panic, it inflames prejudice and racism, it creates false villains in a time where we need to stick together.

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The silent spreaders

As we start to consider what reopening our cities will look like, scientists are still studying the spread of COVID-19 by the asymptomatics, or the “silent spreaders”, and what that means for understanding where this disease is going and where it's been. 

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None of us are safe until all of us are safe

In the age of COVID-19 trying to tackle so many enormous issues like jobs, wages, and investments is like throwing kerosene on the fire of economic uncertainty, according to Plan B podcast guest Armine Yalnizyan, economist and fellow at the Atkinson Foundation researching the future of workers.

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New animated video for kids and their families during COVID-19

COVID-19 requires millions of families to adopt new life-or-death habits, but as the pandemic wears on, families are starting to tire of the restrictions and some are rebelling against what we all need to do to stay safe.

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Unpacking the ‘end the lockdown’ protests

The 1918 flu pandemic had protestors, too. The San Francisco Anti-Mask League feared their civil liberties and constitutional rights were being trampled as they took to the streets in large crowds to protest mandatory masks in public.

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