WHO outlines ways governments, health care leaders can keep health workers safe amid pandemic
Workers should also have access to proper personal protective equipment as well as mental well-being and social support services, according to WHO. The organization also wants to promote a culture of zero tolerance for violence.
‘Alarming rates’ of coronavirus transmission in Europe should serve as ‘wake-up call,’ WHO official warns
A World Health Organization (WHO) official this week warned of the “alarming rates of transmission” of the novel coronavirus in Europe, urging residents there to view the “very serious situation unfolding before us” as a “wake up call.”
Ontario rolls back gathering limits in some areas as 293 new COVID-19 cases reported
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario is rolling back gathering limits in some areas of the province, and also implementing new fines for people who host and attend large gatherings during the pandemic, Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday.
Multiple provinces are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. What needs to be done now?
News/Canada: Several provinces including B.C., Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec are seeing a resurgence of the novel coronavirus, with new daily average cases at least doubling since last month in many regions.
Is heat needed to clean reusable masks? Your COVID questions answered
News/Health: Is heat or soap more important for cleaning reusable masks? Are damp masks less effective? What’s a safe way to travel to a COVID testing centre if you don’t own a car? Can you get COVID twice? Are infrared thermometers dangerous? Your questions answered.
N.B. doctor blamed for COVID-19 outbreak receives letter of support from 1,500 physicians
News/Canada/Ottawa: More than 1,500 physicians signed a letter in support of Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, saying he was "unjustly" blamed for a COVID-19 outbreak in Campbellton, N.B., that resulted in 40 cases and two deaths. Earlier this month, a Fifth Estate investigation revealed dozens of other potential sources of the outbreak.
Air quality in New Westminster, B.C., worse than New Delhi as pier fire adds to wildfire smoke
News/Canada/British Columbia: For the past three days smoke blowing into southern B.C. has been so bad it landed Vancouver in the top three spots on a list of major cities that have the worst air quality in the world.
Coronavirus may help researchers in fighting cancer, according to scientist
Dr. Shashi Gujar, with the department of pathology at Dal, along with colleagues in the United States, Denmark, France, Germany, and India, is studying if the immune response against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could be repurposed to fight cancer using the immune system, according to a news release on the Dalhousie University website.