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1/7 Today #PHAC released an Update on #COVID19 in Canada: Epidemiology & Preparedness, which underscores the need for ongoing work to prepare for futures challenges as the #SARSCOV2 virus continues to circulate and evolve.…
2/7 Although Canada’s overall high vaccination coverage and a range of surveillance, public health measures, treatments & other tools can better protect us going forward, we must still prepare for possible resurgence this spring and fall.
3/7 #PHAC is preparing against two key scenarios for the longer-term. A realistic scenario could be one in which we have low-moderate ongoing #SARSCOV2 transmission in Canada, with intermittent waves as new variants emerge or immunity wanes.
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1/2 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦: today, I presented results of #PHAC’s updated #epidemiology & modelling analysis, which suggests that nationally the fourth wave could continue to decline over the coming weeks if transmission doesn’t increase➡️…
2/2 This latest #PHAC-@McMasterU forecast reaffirms the importance & beneficial impact of public health measures & individual precautions even at current levels of #COVID19Vaccines coverage, given predominance of the #DeltaVariant. #VaccinesPlus…
3/3 Let’s keep going steady with #PublicHealth advice and do our best to look after ourselves and others by keeping up with individual precautions/layers of protection: #VaxToTheMax #WashMaskSpace #GoodVentilation➡️…
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns 🇨🇦 : the July 30, 2021 #PHAC-@McMasterU longer-range modelling forecast continues to play out in our national daily case counts, with recent cases (red dots) up to Aug 25 still ↑ on the strong resurgence trajectory.… Image
2/3 Although highly contagious #DeltaVariant is dominating this wave, a 2-dose series of #COVID19Vaccines provides substantial protection. A majority of cases and increasing hospitalizations are in those who are not fully vaccinated.…
3/3 To help reduce size/severity of 4th wave resurgence & limit impacts on healthcare capacity this fall/winter, keep up 3-fold defence: maintain vigilance #WashMaskSpace; follow #PublicHealth advice & #VaxToTheMax! #EveryVaxCounts
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1/4 The #PHAC-@McMasterU longer-range modelling forecast for March 26, 2021 continues to play out in the data we are seeing now. Current surveillance data (red dots up to April 9th) are plotting along the strong resurgence trajectory. Image
2/4 The March 26th forecast accounted for spread of #VariantsOfConcern, warning that stronger public health measures and strict adherence with individual precautions were needed to counter more transmissible #COVD19 variants.
3/4 The current trajectory reaffirms that measures in place two weeks ago were not stringent enough to prevent the strong resurgence we are seeing now. #COVID19Vaccines are starting to help, but our efforts are crucial as they roll out
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*particularly* disgusting #CBCstenography
of 💩corporate #BS 💩

#5G about nation-building; vital to boost productivity & help close connectivity gap faster in rural, remote, Indigenous communities.’

this #thread! 👆re #5Guntested

deceptive #toxic #RogersShaw #corporate #PR sludge 🤮 :

“Health & safety of all Canadians is truly what is important to us”

read 👆full #5G #thread; overwhelming #5Gfacts(s) show #sham — & #cancer! 😱— enabled by @GovCanHealth & #cdnmedia

my reading — check out👆full #thread, pinned tweet — shows:

*** no independent human health testing has been done on effects of #5G on our immune systems ***

#PrecautionaryPrinciple *disregarded* by #BigTelecom @GovCanHealth

#cdnmedia #BellLetsTalk…
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1/4 #PHAC is conducting an analysis of Canadian cases of #COVID19 to identify if the genetic variant from the 🇬🇧 has been observed in 🇨🇦.
2/4 Genetic variations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes #COVID19 have been observed globally this year and are not unexpected.
3/4 The observation that this strain has been associated with a resurgence in the 🇬🇧 raises the possibility of increased transmissibility. More evidence will be needed to confirm this observation.
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: On this #LabourDay Monday in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a statement discussing how we can lower our risk during the coming fall. Read my statement in full here:…
2/4 Due to reduced reporting to #PHAC over the #LabourDay holiday, new daily case numbers will be updated tomorrow. However, as of Friday, the 7-day average is now 545 cases reported daily, exceeding the mid-July bump.
3/4 The increase in average daily case reports reminds us that #COVID19 is still with us, looking for an opportunity to make a comeback. Following #publichealth guidance is crucial to keeping COVID-19 on a #slowburn.…
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1/4 In terms of age, the trend of increased #COVID19 activity among younger individuals has continued for many weeks, with people under 40 years of age accounting for over 62% of cases in the latest data reported to #PHAC.
2/4 Among these, males & females aged 20-29 years continue to have the highest incidence of #COVID19, with 10.7 and 11.4 cases per 100K population, respectively. 30-39 year olds had the next highest rates at 8.4 and 8.0 cases per 100K.
3/4 During August an increasing number of #COVID19 outbreaks were reported in food/drink/retail settings that tend to draw in a younger demographic. Though, the # of outbreaks in long-term care settings remains high.
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1/5 The development and approval of a #COVID19 vaccine for Canadians will build on the existing strengths and experience of Canada’s vaccine research and safety review process.
2/5 Thanks to decades of research in vaccine development, and advances in technology over the last 20 years, organizations in Canada and around the world are able to expedite the vaccine development process for #COVID19.
3/5 To do that without compromising safety, @GovCanHealth has given #COVID19 vaccine (or vaccines) top priority at #PHAC and #HealthCanada will dedicate additional scientists to assist with the review and approval process.
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1/6 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Saturday statement discussing COVID-19 current epidemiology and trends in Canada. Read my statement in full here:…
2/6 The weekly average for Canada’s #COVID19 daily case count has increased to 425 cases being reporting daily over the past week, compared to an average of 400 or less cases reported daily during the previous week.
3/6 Increases in #COVID19 cases have been observed in Western and Prairie regions of Canada, with British Columbia and Manitoba each reporting a 24 percent increase in weekly cases compared to last week.
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1/7 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Saturday statement you can read in full here:…
2/7 As jurisdictions across the country unveil plans for reopening schools, which take into account the local context & #epidemiology, families are having important conversations to decide what works best for their unique needs.
3/7 With ↑ capacity and public health measures in place to keep #COVID19 spread under manageable control, we must now establish a careful balance to keep infection rate low, while minimizing unintended health & social consequences.
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1/4 #PHAC guidance for schools K-12, developed with public health experts and stakeholders aims to support school administrators and local #publichealth in safe resumption of in-school educational programming during #COVID19.…
2/4 This guidance document should be used alongside guidance from provincial and territorial health authorities, ministries of education and Indigenous community governance structures.
3/4 School reopening plans for your area take into account the local context and epidemiology of #COVID19. #Publichealth and educational authorities will closely monitor the situation and adapt public health measures as needed.
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: with September fast approaching, school reopenings are top of mind; Jurisdictions have unveiled plans and families are having important conversations to decide what works best for their unique needs.
2/5 This can feel stressful with so many factors to consider. Each parent or guardian is making back to school plans to best suit the needs of their family. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. #COVIDCoping
3/5 Canadians have made many sacrifices during #COVID19 to maintain the well-being of their families. Parents, guardians, students, and teachers alike have been anxious to know the “back to school” plans for this year.
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1/6 Mothers with suspected or confirmed #COVID19 are still encouraged to initiate or continue #breastfeeding.
2/6 Anyone who has symptoms, even if mild, or is concerned they may have been exposed to #COVID19 should take recommended precautions to avoid spreading the virus to the baby.
3/6 This includes frequent #handwashing, practising proper respiratory etiquette (#CoverYourCough) and wearing a non-medical mask or face covering when close to the baby. This advice goes to all new parents, whether breastfeeding or not.
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1/8 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Sunday statement you can read in full here:…
2/8 #COVID19 has resulted in many changes to our daily lives. You’re not alone if you’re feeling a range of emotions + challenges in maintaining your emotional and psychological well-being - we can overcome these challenges together.
3/8 There are many things we can do to take care of our #MentalHealth and it’s especially important to do so during the pandemic. #PHAC has published tips on how to take care of your mental and physical health during this time.…
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1/4 In this all-Canadian #COVID19 #TugOfWar, the virus is attempting to pull us back, but we can’t let it win, we can’t lose our ground. #DoYourPart - Don’t be the one that let go of the rope on #TeamCanada.
2/4 To keep #COVID19 ↓ we need all Canadians working together with #publichealth, especially young adults aged 20-39 years who account for the HIGHEST INCIDENCE RATES ACROSS ALL AGES during the past 2 weeks.
3/4 Young adults MUST get in the game; of cases reported to #PHAC (Jul 15-21), incidence rates in 20-29 year olds were 14.4 (males) and 13.8 (females) cases/100K population, followed by 9.4 and 7.0 cases/100K in 30-39 year olds.
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1/3 Improving care of our elders is a priority for 🇨🇦 as we move forward in our response to #COVID19. Today, #PHAC published new guidance on the care of residents in long-term care homes during #COVID19.…
2/3 This guidance was developed by and for health care and support service providers recognizing the complexity and magnitude of the work undertaken by all caregivers, staff, and administrators of long-term care homes during #COVID19
3/3 We all have a shared responsibility to keep #COVID19 transmission low and reduce the risk of spread to high risk populations including elders in long-term care homes. Keep up #PublicHealth practices to limit #COVID19 in your community.
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1/6 Recent research in 🇨🇦 sheds light on when people with #COVID19 are most likely to spread the virus to others. Results support isolation of #COVID19 cases for at least 10 days after symptom onset to stop transmission.…
2/6 #PHAC’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) partnered with researchers in Manitoba to study 90 samples taken from Manitobans with #COVID19 at different points of time from 0 to 21 days after symptom onset.
3/6 #COVID19 diagnostic tests (RT-PCR) detect viral particles (RNA) that can remain in the body for varying lengths of time following infection. The study looked at samples to see if they contained live virus capable of infecting others.
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1/ @SickKidsNews released guidance today about school reopening. Colleagues, mentors +caregiver advocates among co-authors. I was not involved in its development, and can appreciate concerns raised re: content and comprehensiveness. A few thoughts as peds + ID/IPAC physician:
@SickKidsNews 2/ This was a summary of current published evidence + #IPAC principles to consider w/school reopening, and would've benefited from ON-specific data - BUT we couldn't routinely test sx'ic kids for MONTHS unless they were admitted. Huge gap in knowledge of provincial epi.
@SickKidsNews 3/ Clinicians are trusted sources of knowledge + community partnership; we have a role in knowledge translation. Need scientists at table to dissect real-time data + model impact of strategies (screening/cohorting/shielding) to inform dynamic approach ie responsive to local epi.
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Cellphone tower set on fire in Saint-Henri

yo .⁦@CBCMontreal⁩ .⁦@CBCAlerts

your story 👇 talks of “False narratives around #5G technology...” so by all means let’s deal with #5Gfacts & not mindlessly conflate with #C19



***no independent scientific studies of #5G safety have ever been conducted — #fact wireless industry reps themselves have admitted.***

this MUST be brought to public attention!!!

(it certainly has been kept quiet so far.... 🤔 yo #cdnmedia! )


2 /

any claims of #5G safety by #BigTelecom are cynical PR distraction ploy from core threats to human health (which #BigWireless, #lobbyists & servile ‘regulator’ .@GovCanHealth — both #PHAC & #HealthCanada — refuse to acknowledge)…


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1/9 #COVID19: Enhanced screening has been in place at all airports since February and at all 🚗, 🚄and 🚢 ports since early March. Travellers — no matter their country of origin — are assessed on arrival to #Canada. Additional measures include:
2/9 providing instructions for travellers who have been to the Province of #Hubei, #China; #Iran; or #Italy to self-isolate at home for 14 days, and report to local public health within 24 hours of arriving in Canada;
3/9 providing instructions to travellers arriving to Canada from other international destinations to self-monitor for symptoms, and to consider self-isolation for 14 days;
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Caring for a senior? Older adults and people with certain medical conditions are at a higher risk of serious illness due to #COVID19. See important considerations on supporting vulnerable people during COVID-19 outbreaks: Image
Tips for caregivers:
➡️Have a back up caregiver in case you get sick.
➡️If you are feeling sick, avoid visits with older adults and people with certain medical conditions.
➡️Stay in touch by phone or social media.
Download #PHAC’s awareness resources for caregivers to learn more about how to protect yourself and your loved ones⬇️

#COVID19 #coronavirus Image
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1/5 .@WHO has determined that #COVID19 now constitutes a pandemic. The assessment by @WHO is not unexpected. In Canada, our public health system is prepared. #coronavirus
2/5 #PHAC and #publichealth authorities across Canada have been working together to ensure that our #COVID19 preparedness and response measures are appropriate and adaptable, based on the latest science and the evolving situation. #coronavirus
3/5 Our #publichealth efforts will continue to focus on #COVID19 containment to delay community spread by rapidly identifying cases, meticulously finding close contacts and using tried and true public health measures. #coronavirus
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1/3 On March 10, 2020, after arriving at #CFBTrenton #Ontario, one passenger from the #GrandPrincess cruise ship exhibited mild symptoms consistent with #COVID19. A lab test confirmed #COVID19.
2/3 The individual is in isolation at the facility, and regular follow-ups and assessments are being conducted. Appropriate infection control measures are in place at #CFBTrenton. #COVID19 #coronavirus
3/3 The #PHAC, #Ontario, @CanadianForces, @HPEPublicHealth, @redcrosscanada officials in #Trenton are working closely together to respond to and monitor the situation, and to provide care to the repatriated Canadians.
#COVID19 #coronavirus
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