*Cases under-reported due to limited testing. Potential mild/asymptomatic #COVID19 cases not tested, advised to self-isolate. #COVIDー19 cases after 4pm the day prior not counted. iPHIS cases/deaths under-stated compared to MLTC #.
DOCTORS OF #ONTARIO🚨🩺
Physicians in outpatient clinics (family MDs, specialists) have been severely affected by #COVID19, w/ decreased pt volumes & shift to virtual care. However, we are waiting for @ONThealth+@celliottability to compensate us fairly for our work. (Thread 1/12)
Despite implementation of telephone billing codes, they’re not expected to be processed by @ONTHealth until June, which means MD’s don’t get paid for work done in March-June 2020 until July. This is unacceptable & inappropriate. (2/12) cbc.ca/amp/1.5532209#…
.@OntariosDoctors continue to manage acute/urgent cases & prevent pts from ending up in overwhelmed ERs. We still immunize babies, care for pregnant women, perform essential assessments in person & virtually. The tele codes also aren’t equivalent to regular billing codes. (3/12)
[Day 0] You go to the video game store today & the person ahead of you coughs (mildly symptomatic #COVID19) & touches the pinpad on the credit card machine. You touch it too, maybe rub your nose later on the way to your car. Congratulations, you are now infected. (2/10)
[Day 1-4] The incubation period of #COVID19 is up to 14 days, average 5 days. No symptoms - means you go to work, then have coffee with your neighbour & babysit your niece. Everyone is healthy, so it’s fine, right? (3/10)