Nursing homes hit hard by the coronavirus in Canada

April 24, 2020

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Signs of support for workers at Eatonville Care Center, a long term care home, after several residents died of the coronavirus in Toronto, Canada, April 23, 2020.


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North of the US border in Canada, long-term care facilities for the elderly have been especially hard hit by the coronavirus. And, two Harvard University medical students are leading an initiative to raise awareness about COVID-19 and to debunk myths that are spreading in communities in South Asia and the Middle East. Also, as the pandemic continues to upend the lives of people around the world, many are using the simulation game Animal Crossing to find a sense of normalcy and connection.

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