Pandemic stress responsible for Canadian doctor's death: family

Dr Karine Dion, who was on leave after she became overwhelmed by the virus, took her own life

The family of a Canadian emergency doctor who took her own life after she became overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic is urging others stressed by the pandemic to take sufficient time off.

Dr Karine Dion.

While Dr Karine Dion, from Quebec, never caught COVID-19, her death on 3 January was indirectly caused by the virus, according to her family.

In March last year she became so stressed she didn’t