Matt Gurney's articles
Published On: February 08, 2021
OPINION: We tried a targeted approach in the fall, and things fell apart. Now Doug Ford has unveiled a re-reopening plan.
Published On: February 04, 2021
OPINION: Epidemiologists, economists, supply-chain managers, and more — here’s to those who volunteer their time to help journalists get it right during the pandemic.
Published On: February 01, 2021
OPINION: Some schools will be closed until at least February 10. Will they open on the 11th? A week later? A month? We still don’t really know.
Published On: January 28, 2021
OPINION: Yes, I know the vaccines are supplied by Ottawa. But this province isn’t even maxing out what the struggling federal effort gets us.
Published On: January 25, 2021
OPINION: The most affluent, politically well-connected people in this province have largely been able to ignore the connectivity issues other face. COVID-19 could change that.
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.