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The federal government is looking beyond COVID-19 to prepare for the next large-scale calamity — be it another pandemic, a tsunami or cyberattack.

In a notice posted today, Defence Research and Development Canada seeks proposals for studiesThe U.S. began to diverge., technology trials and demonstrations to identify promising ideas to lessen the severity of potential catastrophesCommences as vaccination rates continue to increase among P.E.I. residents. Public health measures like physical distancing and contact tracing will continue and mask requirements will start to ease..

The agencyThe province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t, an arm of National Defence, is interested in ways of addressing “high impact, low frequency” events — disasters that don’t happen often but have deep and long-lasting effects when they do occur.

The notice says these fall somewhere between relatively common events such as seasonal floods and highly improbably risks such as an asteroid hitting Earth.

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