TBDHU Blog: Public Health for Thunder Bay District

Welcome to the Health Unit's own blog - written by public health experts with a Thunder Bay District lens. We look forward to engaging with you on here! 

Recent Posts

COVID Math
June 1, 2020 by Lynda Fraser
  • COVID-19
  • Diseases & Infections

The other day started with the question that can send a pang through a parent’s heart: “Mom, can you help me with my math?” Gulp. Grade 11 Algebra – double gulp! First question:

Girl with COVID-19
May 13, 2020 by Rachelle Roussel
  • COVID-19
  • Diseases & Infections

At my desk, I sit around the corner from my colleagues who book appointments for COVID-19 testing. There is someone booking every day, 7 days per week, and they are on the phone so often that I…

One chess pawn in a box while others are outside
April 24, 2020 by Rachelle Roussel
  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Diseases & Infections

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time thinking about COVID-19. I go to work and read the latest updates and try to find ways to get through my day in one piece. I also think a lot about what it’…

When in Doubt Don't Go Out
April 20, 2020 by Lynda Fraser
  • COVID-19
  • Diseases & Infections

In the insect world, a cocoon is a covering that protects the vulnerable creature inside. It seems we’re living in our own little cocoons right now as we hunker down at home trying to evade COVID-…

Physical Distancing
March 28, 2020 by Lynda Fraser
  • Diseases & Infections

We’re learning a lot these days, aren’t we? The current COVID-19 situation is expanding our collective vocabulary with all kinds of new terms that we may not have heard before, like “flattening…

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