Canada is on track to complete its millionth test for COVID-19 sometime in the next 24 hours but is still falling far short of the number of daily tests the country's chief public health officer said last month should soon be possible.
High over the Pacific Ocean, heading south from Hawaii in an antiquated Gulfstream, a spike of anxiety courses through me. Clear skies and not a single trace of human existence grace the zirconium expanse. We are transecting rarely charted waters.
Critics say the need for a robust connection and access to a digital device as students are forced to switch to online learning has only widened the digital divide that creates major impediments for lower-income families and those in remote areas.