OTTAWA—Viruses fly all the time, but rarely have they been as deadly as COVID-19, which will change aviation security as much as 9/11. The novel coronavirus is changing our appreciation of risk; it has flipped the question of the global aviation sector from surge capacity to viability; and it demonstrates the levels of cultural shift and honest public discussion needed in Canada. The government also needs to pay special attention to the North, a vulnerable population that has been dependent on air routes for medical travel, food, and other essentials.
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