Matt Gurney's articles
Published On: January 21, 2021
OPINION: The research is still evolving. But if it turns out that schools are a major driver of COVID-19 spread, the plans this government made — and changed — will come back to haunt them.
Published On: January 18, 2021
OPINION: Yes, we are already beyond the health-care system’s red line and facing new COVID-19 variants. But there are some causes for optimism — and Toronto’s mass-vaccination facility is one of them.
Published On: January 14, 2021
OPINION: The numbers are still objectively bad — but they aren’t still going up. Even if it’s a blip, the timing couldn’t be better.
Published On: January 11, 2021
OPINION: We can blame Doug Ford for things he hasn’t done, that he’s been slow to do, or that he’s done badly. But he can’t stop people from making bad decisions.
Published On: January 08, 2021
OPINION: We all know the crisis is bad and getting worse. We don’t yet know what the government is going to do about it.
Published On: January 04, 2021
OPINION: Cases are at record highs, hospitals have never had more COVID-19 patients, and long-term-care homes are turning into a disaster again. The province’s plan isn’t working.
Published On: December 22, 2020
OPINION: The COVID-19 vaccine may not be widely available, but there’s another way we can take a jab at the pandemic — the flu shot.
Published On: December 21, 2020
OPINION: The answer may be there is no good answer.
Published On: December 17, 2020
OPINION: Hospitals were already overburdened. Now, intensive-care units are filling up and healthcare workers are burning out — sound familiar?
Published On: December 14, 2020
OPINION: Vaccinations add a new tool in Ontario’s fight against COVID-19 — something we can actually do.
Published On: December 10, 2020
OPINION: If I’d gotten a cough and runny nose, I might have had some tea and soup and rested up. But it was my daughter — so we booked a test.
Published On: December 07, 2020
OPINION: A generation ago — heck, even a few years ago — we would have been shocked to see how the province has adjusted its approach to liquor.
Published On: December 03, 2020
OPINION: Standing outside a store trying — and failing — to get pet supplies, I was struck by the confusion, contradictions, and frustrations of Ontario’s COVID-19 plan.
Published On: November 30, 2020
I was pretty sure the city would keep outdoor rinks and amenities closed. I was wrong — and that’s good news for the long, dark months to come.
Published On: November 27, 2020
TVO.org speaks with infectious-disease doctor Zain Chagla about how the kits work and whether they’ll help the province combat the second wave.
Published On: November 23, 2020
TVO.org speaks with an expert on cold-chain logistics about freezers, dry ice — and why we may need to call in the military.
Published On: November 19, 2020
OPINION: Late last month, the province’s public-health modellers identified red lines for taking more aggressive action to contain the virus. We might already have crossed the first.
Published On: November 17, 2020
OPINION: If the second wave is as bad as feared, we may again find our system overwhelmed with cases and short on supplies. But, for now, there is at least some cause for optimism about one thing: PPE.