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In theory, if Canadians were to follow the progress of countries and regions around the world that seem to have dealt with COVID-19 at the moment, Don Pettis of CBC writes that our health crisis will not only end, it will end as well. The economic crisis. In theory, if you have the possibility to do a hard lockdown . . . Peter Johnny, director of the Center for Applied Health Research in Toronto, Saint Toronto, said that after nine days you see the effect start very reliably.. . Michael Hospital. “Such things are theoretically possible.

But in medicine, as in economics, Johnny said, theory and practice are two different things. While he is encouraged by the successes in Asia and Oceania, he doubts it can be replicated here in Canada.. This is because while it is theoretically possible to stop disease in its tracks, Johnny thinks this is virtually impossible in a climate where people spend much of their time indoors.. “It is unfortunate that in some situations it becomes highly contagious in closed spaces,” he said.. “When we get to May and we’re all out again, we’ll be able to keep it relatively easy [under control]. But now it is almost impossible.

Johnny is even concerned that Canada’s Atlantic Bubble, based on early measures, a relatively widespread population, and strict rules about new arrivals, could see an outbreak in winter without careful attention. Critics have pointed an accusing finger at the companies and politicians who support them for their concern about short-term profit rather than eliminating the virus in the long term, but research by Aya Abu Linian of the University of Montreal’s Business School shows that there are other issues at play..

“I think the problem is the public’s lack of confidence in the government,” Abu El-Enein said. It signals new signs of coronavirus stress as businesses are being asked to shut down a second time after the first one appears not to work. Johnny sympathizes with companies that have suffered heavy losses – and for government officials who honestly don’t know the best strategy to follow..

For now, he is convinced that the goal in Canada cannot be the actual elimination of the virus, but something more moderate: to prevent the growth of cases that fill hospitals and lead to a public health disaster.. Now that a vaccine is possible before next fall, Johnny said the important thing is to keep businesses and their customers motivated and stay inside the bubbles as much as possible, knowing that the reward will come in five months, when we move on again.. “If we can do this without ending up in uncontrolled exponential growth, it gets easier.

The Province of Ontario announced Friday that it is making changes to its color-coded COVID-19 system and placing several regions in a red “control” zone, which has stricter restrictions. . The change comes after Prime Minister Doug Ford’s government has come under fire in recent days for its system has been too lenient, while case numbers in Ontario have risen to record levels. . The news comes as the county reported 1,396 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Health Secretary Christine Elliott said five cities and regions – Hamilton, Halton, Bell, Toronto and York – will move to the district’s red zone. Elliott said that anyone living in a red zone (or “control”) should leave their home only for essential purposes. The changes will take effect on Monday, November. 16, 12:01 am. M. Except for Toronto which moves into the red on Saturday at 12:01 AM. M.

“I know this is going to be difficult. You’ve already sacrificed so much, ‘Ford said on Friday. We are staring at another lock’s mouth. And I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment if we had to move forward. The province has made the thresholds of its plan tougher. The red zone, which was the tighter zone before a full lockdown, now includes a positive rate of 2. 5 percent and a weekly infection rate of over 40 per 100,000 people. New modeling released Thursday showed the county could face more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases per day by mid-December if it does not add more restrictions on public health..

Migrant worker wins labor council case after being fired for speaking out about unsafe conditions amid COVID-19

A Mexican migrant worker was paid $ 20,000 in lost wages and $ 5,000 in compensation from his former employer after the Ontario Labor Relations Board ruled in his favor in a case related to health and safety issues at the facility amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Louis Gabriel Flores was among nearly 200 migrant workers from Scotlynn Sweetpac Growers in Norfolk County who tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this year.. Benkum’s companion, Juan Lopez Chapparro, in Flores, died after testing positive. Flores was fired after the employer thought he had spoken to the media about conditions on the farm that made workers vulnerable to the virus. It is illegal under the county’s Occupational Health and Safety Act for employers to penalize or fire a worker who is refused unsafe work.

“We believe this is the first case the Labor Council is hearing about a migrant worker who has been fired after speaking about working conditions,” said John Noe, a Parkdale Community Legal Services employment attorney, who represents Flores.. Through an interpreter, Flores said he is happy with the ruling but more generally needs to be done in Canada to protect migrant workers’ rights.

The market has tested over 20 different masks. Here’s what protects you and others best during a pandemic.

The CBC market has put more than two dozen masks through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s rigorous aerosol test to see how they stack up in filtration efficiency compared to what is usually considered the gold standard in protecting healthcare workers from contagious diseases like COVID-19 – the N95 mask.

“Even moderately low-efficiency masks are very effective at capturing even larger particles. It takes a really good mask to catch the little ones, too, said James Scott, a professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health who runs the lab where the Marketplace tests were conducted.. . Gaiter pattern masks and bands were among the worst performers in the test when it came to filtration efficiency rates, and the two-layer rayon mask was 100 percent. Valve masks should also be avoided if possible because they are more convenient to protect the wearer, but are less effective in helping control the spread of the virus..

The consumer mask market has been tested with an inner layer of melt and melt non-woven polypropylene fabric and the outer layers of cotton tested best – roughly as strong as N95 – while the three-layer blue disposable masks have also been tested for good in terms of filtration efficiency. Regarding cotton masks, having a mask with a higher cotton thread count (for example, 600 and 680 threads) had a much greater significance in terms of filtration efficiency than if the cotton mask had three or two layers.

The head of one of the best bodies in the world representing intensive care doctors said that the anti-retroviral drug Remdisfer should not be used as a routine treatment for COVID-19 patients in critical care wards, in a blow to the drug developed by Yu. . s. Gilead Company. Remdesivir, also known as Veklury, and the steroid dexamethasone are the only two drugs licensed to treat COVID-19 patients worldwide..

But the largest study of remdesivir effectiveness, conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), showed in October. 15 that it had little or no effect, unlike previous trials. In light of the new interim data from the WHO’s Solidarity Experience, “remdesivir is now classified as a drug that you should not routinely use in COVID-19 patients,” President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), Joseph Kisjioglu, said in an interview with Reuters. Kisceioglu said the recommendation will be discussed in a scientific paper on COVID-19 treatments that ESICM is preparing with the Society for Intensive Care Medicine, another intensive care body, and is expected to be published by January..

Gilead, which has questioned the WHO findings, sent an email statement in response to ESICM: “We are confident that frontline clinicians understand the clinical benefits of Veklury based on strong evidence from multiple randomized controlled studies. “ While doctors and hospitals are not obligated to follow ESICM advice, its recommendation could limit the use of remdesivir.. The drug is still widely used in hospitals. It is licensed or approved for use in more than 50 countries and is one of the drugs administered to U. s. President Donald Trump when he tested positive for COVID-19 in October.

The latest COVID-19 modeling data in Ontario suggests public health officials may soon face a very difficult task: persuading Ontario’s weary residents to cut back or cancel Christmas gatherings in the face of soaring case numbers. “In the absence of change, the chances of cases falling by Christmas are very low,” said Ashley Tweety, an infectious disease epidemiologist at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.. .

The recommendations for strict communication limit are likely to face a serious challenge at Christmas, which has been discussed for months as a potential reward for good behavior during the second wave of the pandemic. The modeling data on Thursday appears to have severely underestimated the chance that Ontario residents celebrate a natural Christmas, which could be an important source of new infections based on recent trends.. Earlier this fall, Thanksgiving gatherings were said to have contributed to an increase in cases about two weeks after the holiday.

Convincing people to reduce their communication during the holidays will require a new approach from politicians and health leaders, said Samantha Yammine, a neuroscientist and science talker known as “Science Sam” online.. She said that people are experiencing feelings of guilt and are increasingly reluctant to turn down friends and family requests, in part due to what has been widely described as the COVID stress. “At this stage, we need to tell people what they can do and give them the information – backed by science, with the support of public health experts – to make the least risky decisions possible,” Yammine said.. .

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