Historians hope to preserve COVID-19 pandemic stories as Sask. death toll creeps toward 2,000 – CBC

History is being written right now, but these experts need your help

Mar 13, 2023

As Saskatchewan marks three years since COVID-19 was first detected in the province, historians and medical experts are attempting to record the stories of those who endured the pandemic and memorialize the people who died from the virus.

With nearly 2,000 confirmed deaths, the effort becomes even more important, according to Jim Clifford, a historian at the University of Saskatchewan.

Clifford is a part of the Remember Rebuild Saskatchewan project, which brings together specialists in epidemiology, history and medical sciences to ensure the experience of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan is preserved for future generations.

“From the beginning we thought, well, you know, this is going to be probably a very historic moment in time and we need to get out of our comfort zone — which is studying the past — and actually try and record this history,” said Clifford.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-sask-third-year-anniversary-1.6777223

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