Tag Archives: Experts

Experts say COVID-19 exposed fault lines in Canada. Here’s 5 big lessons we can learn – National

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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Press interviewed a group of leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology and asked them what should be done to reduce the harms the next time a germ with similar destructive potential emerges. Here are the five most important lessons …

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Food banks aren’t meant to be long-term solutions in a pandemic: experts – National

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Since 1986, North York Harvest has operated out of a small office and large warehouse in Northern Toronto where they continue to support 40 member agencies across the city as well as run food programs and advocate for long-term food solutions. Henry Chiu, director of development and marketing at …

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Too early to credit curfew for drop in COVID-19 cases in Quebec, health experts say

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Health authorities in Quebec have reported fewer than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19 for four consecutive days — almost two weeks since the imposition of a provincewide curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Premier François Legault has suggested the drop in cases may be the result of the …

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The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, leaving experts worried – National

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The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more …

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How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in – National

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As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed three leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology, asking their thoughts on Canada’s handling of the pandemic, the …

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Exercise may be the cure for ‘Blue Monday,’ experts say – National

Exercise may be the cure for ‘Blue Monday,’ experts say - National

This workweek will kick off with what’s fabled to be the most depressing day of the year, during one of the darkest eras in recent history. Experts say Blue Monday may be a little more than a marketing gimmick, but the pseudo-scientific concept speaks to the real struggles weighing …

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Long-term care home staff struggle to isolate dementia patients amid coronavirus: experts – National

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Staff in long-term care homes across Canada are struggling to isolate elderly residents with dementia during COVID-19 outbreaks, accelerating the deadly spread of the virus, experts say. These vulnerable residents have a tendency to wander as well as a need for social connection and physical touch, leading them to …

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Quebec committee of experts recommends when to use rapid COVID-19 tests – Montreal

Quebec committee of experts recommends when to use rapid COVID-19 tests - Montreal

A committee of more than 30 experts, which has been studying the question of COVID-19 rapid tests since December, has finally released its report. They conclude that rapid testing should be deployed to isolated regions, in support of testing clinics and in long-term care cases to investigate possible outbreaks. …

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WHO experts tasked with investigating coronavirus origins land in China – National

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A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization …

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Medical staff need guidance on life or death triage decision as Ontario ICUs fill up: experts

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TORONTO — As intensive care units in Ontario hospitals continue to fill up with COVID-19 patients, the province has yet to finalize a plan on who should get life-saving care when health resources are limited. The latest COVID-19 projections show the province’s ICUs could reach “gridlock” by mid-to-late February. …

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