SPE Thursday 16th April,2020.



Here are the topics in this week's Science policy news:


National:


Compared to U.S., Canada's COVID-19 response a case study in political civility


Government of Canada connects Canadians with mental wellness supports during COVID-19

Création du Réseau québécois COVID


COVID-19 deaths surpass federal projections due to outbreaks in long-term care homes, Trudeau says

Health Canada is temporarily authorizing the use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizer products

The Frontiers of DNA Regulation: Developing a National Policy Framework Encouraging Transparency, Security, and Cost-efficiency of Genetic Technology and Data



International:


Polio, measles, other diseases set to surge as COVID-19 forces suspension of vaccination campaigns

EPA can’t bar grantees from sitting on science advisory panels


Health experts decry Trump’s freeze on U.S. funding for WHO as world fights pandemic


As COVID-19 cases spike in Russia, the Kremlin struggles to respond


South Africa flattens its coronavirus curve—and considers how to ease restrictions



And for some exciting #SciPolJobs, opportunities and local events we have:


National:


CSPC Call for Editorials: Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts


Crowfight COVID-19: Volunteer your time and skills


Policy Analyst, Population and Public health initiatives, Surrey BC


Energy Markets Consultant – Analytics, ICF Toronto

Natural and Applied Science Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers



International:


Appel à projets international AUF COVID-19



Events:


INGSA Virtual Conference on Science Advice and COVID-19

Keep an eye out for our next week's update in the news section #SPEthursday #ThisWeekinSciPol #SciPolJobs




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