In the interests of supporting science, rationalism and Critical Thinking to participate in a National Day of Science for Covid 19. On Saturday March 28, we are calling on all Canadians to celebrate science and recognize the scientists who are working tirelessly to:
- stop the spread of Covid-19 by recommending appropriate self-isolation and social distancing measures;
- develop treatments and scientific testing;
- and end the diseases through the development of a vaccine.
The National Day of Science will support Canadians who want more action than the “National Day of Prayer and Fasting to minimize the effects of the coronavirus and pray for revival and harvest in Canada” being held on the same day.
The National Day of Science came about when Prime Minister Trudeau expressed gratitude to Canadians for “Trusting in Science.” We are now asking that you demonstrate this trust by participating in the National Day of Science.
Gus Lyn-Piluso, president of the Centre for Inquiry Canada is working from home and cheering on scientists in Canada and around the world. “From the doctors and nurses who are caring for people with the disease, to the scientists behind the scenes who are researching the ways we can stop the spread of the disease, treat the disease and end the disease, we at CFIC say “thank you.” We are behind you 100%.”
You can be involved by sharing evidence-based information, privately or publicly, by social media, by telephone, or by shouting across the 2 metres between you and the next closest person. You can also take this opportunity to share your thanks to healthcare workers who are helping us get through this crisis, and to the scientific researchers and technologists who are working towards longer term solutions. We invite you to use the hashtag #nationaldayofscience.
SUGGESTED EVIDENCE BASED COVID 19 LINKS
According to the World Health Organization , there are (as of 26 March)
465,915 case confirmed worldwide, including 21,031 deaths.
199 countries have reported cases.
(Click here to see the WHO’s COVID-19 Situation Dashboard)
Canada public health
(This page also provides a “Virtual Assistant” to help you navigate to the specific information you are looking for.)
Provincial/territorial public health
- British Columbia
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Northwest Territories
We also invite people to check out their local municipal/regional public health information.
Some trusted media outlets have removed their paywalls for coronavirus-related info:
For those who like to get information through podcasts:
- CBC’s The Dose has relevant and current information about Covid-19 and related issues –
- The US National Public Radio provides a Corona Virus Daily Podcast
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