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Trudeau government needs to address alarming mental-health impacts of coronavirus

By Kathleen Finlay      

While the federal government has responded to the pandemic with plans to deal with both its physical threats and its economic fallout, it still has no plan to address the mental-health impact of COVID-19.

Health officials, including minister Patty Hajdu, are fielding appeals to put a stronger focus on the mental-health impacts of the coronavirus. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

No force in modern history has so infected our social interactions, our economic productivity and our health as the COVID-19 pandemic. But what might prove to be even more contagious and destructive than the virus is the trauma it is inflicting on the mental health of millions of Canadians.  

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