GRIM ANNIVERSARY - TWO YEARS SINCE COVID-19 DECLARED GLOBAL PANDEMIC

Mar 11, 2022

By Christine Ross

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A we mark two years of COVID-19, a new study finds half of Canadian say their mental health has worsened, with women under 55 hit hardest.

 

 

Angus Reid finds the period since March 2020 has taken a considerable toll on both the physical and mental health of Canadians – a trend that affects people across the spectrum of age, gender, education, and other demographic factors.

Overall, half of Canadians say their mental health has worsened over the past two years, while one-in-three say it has not changed greatly either way, and one-in-eight say they feel better mentally now than when the pandemic began.

And while life here is returning to normal, Canadian Health officials warn the pandemic is far from over, and to continue being vigilant.

The vast majority of eligible Canadians have been double vaccinated with most of those having received a booster.

By the numbers: the global death toll has surpassed 6 million, the U-S has recorded 1 million deaths and in Canada 37,000 people have died from COVID-19.

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