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May 21, 2021

The Current with Matt Galloway

Understanding pandemic burnout; why tackling deforestation could be key to stopping future viral outbreaks; Yukon enacts comprehensive transgender health care; and Canadian universities battling COVID-19 outbreaks Feeling tired? Unmotivated? You might be experiencing pandemic burnout. We discuss the impact of long-term stress on our brains and memory with Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Natasha Rajah, professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and the Douglas Research Centre in Montreal. Then, as this pandemic drags on, scientists are already looking at how to prevent the next one — and some say a key factor will be tackling deforestation. We discuss why with Dr. Jonathan Epstein, a veterinarian and disease ecologist; Kimberly Fornace, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and Terry Sunderland, a professor of...