Public-health measures should be eased 'very prudently': Njoo

2022-01-29 2:00:00 AM

“We need to keep an eye on what is going on on the ground. If public health measures start to be relaxed, … it must be done very prudently,' Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo said Fri. #cndpoli #covid19Canada

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“We need to keep an eye on what is going on on the ground. If public health measures start to be relaxed, … it must be done very prudently,' Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo said Fri. cndpoli covid19Canada

As provinces and territories begin to relax their COVID-19 restrictions, Canada’s public health officials warn that infections could still rise, even though the Omicron wave has peaked. On average, there were 28 per cent fewer COVID infections this week than last, but nearly 10,800 people per day still have to be hospitalized, and about 1,200 […]

As provinces and territories begin to relax their COVID-19 restrictions, Canada’s public health officials warn that infections could still rise, even though the Omicron wave has peaked.On average, there were 28 per cent fewer COVID infections this week than last, but nearly 10,800 people per day still have to be hospitalized, and about 1,200 of them need intensive care, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam told reporters on Friday.

While several indicators suggest infections have peaked, that doesn’t mean Canadians are out of the woods, she said.Health officials are focused more on indicators of severe disease, such as the rate of hospitalizations and the resulting strain on the health-care system, said Howard Njoo, Tam’s deputy.

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LinkedIn As provinces and territories begin to relax their COVID-19 restrictions, Canada’s public health officials warn that infections could still rise, even though the Omicron wave has peaked.Metrolinx is the provincial agency responsible for coordinating transportation projects across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area — everything from running GO Transit and redeveloping Union Station to building new subway lines.This would include those working in interprovincial air, rail, road and marine transportation, pipelines, banks, and postal and courier services.HSO is an international group that develops evidence-based standards for health and social services.

On average, there were 28 per cent fewer COVID infections this week than last, but nearly 10,800 people per day still have to be hospitalized, and about 1,200 of them need intensive care, Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam told reporters on Friday. While several indicators suggest infections have peaked, that doesn’t mean Canadians are out of the woods, she said. Yet, according to detailed reporting this week by the Star’s Ben Spurr, there’s a question mark over how at least some of Metrolinx’s decisions get made. Health officials are focused more on indicators of severe disease, such as the rate of hospitalizations and the resulting strain on the health-care system, said Howard Njoo, Tam’s deputy. BRITISH COLUMBIA As of Jan. “We might be past the peak, and we might be on the downward slope after Omicron, but … a high number of cases are still possible, even on that downward slope,” he said. Certainly, the opposition at Queen’s Park doesn’t find that reassuring. “We need to keep an eye on what’s going on on the ground. Funding is key to fixing the problems, said Sinha, who’s also a geriatric specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

If public-health measures start to be relaxed, … it must be done very prudently. “Ontarians,” says New Democrat Joel Harden, the MPP for Ottawa Centre, “deserve to know why a supposedly public agency has become overrun with embedded private consultants. Everyone 12 and older also must be fully vaccinated.” On Jan. 20, the Ontario government announced that, starting Monday, it would allow: social gatherings of up to 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors, indoor restaurant dining at half capacity, and the reopening of movie theatres.. Depending on infection numbers, more restrictions will be lifted on Feb. The limit for outdoor organized seated gatherings is 5,000 people or 50 per cent, whichever is greater. 21, and most of them on March 14.” Now we learn that those concerns are shared by the government itself, not just inquiring journalists and opposition critics. In its budget in April, it announced an extra $3 billion for nursing homes to improve their standards.

Canadians need “to learn to live with this virus,” said Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health. “We are extremely concerned about any perceived or potential conflict of interest,” says the minister’s spokesperson. Fifty per cent capacity limits also apply to casinos, fairs, festivals and trade shows, as well as pools and indoor sports. “We’ve let our lives be controlled for the last two years (by) a significant amount of fear, and now (we’ll) have to change some of that thinking,” he told reporters on Thursday. “We’ve got vaccines that are safe and effective. But all this raises numerous questions, including: why didn’t the transportation minister already know about the arrangement, given the obvious risks of conflict? Why did it take digging by an enterprising reporter to bring to light such a questionable situation involving millions of public dollars? It’s not clear exactly how much the contracts awarded to Boxfish are worth. The third dose is proving exceptionally effective. Adult indoor gyms and dance studios are allowed to open under certain capacity limits. Once the final report is published, how the standards are used will be up to the provinces, territories, and federal government, Sinha said.

” When asked if Canadians should indeed “learn to live with” the virus, Tam replied, “I’m certainly cautiously optimistic, b ut I think it would be great to be driven by a bit more data. And records posted to a Metrolinx site show one of the contracts is worth $11. It’s quite possible that the overall virus will continue to circulate, but will become more manageable.” Tam said health officials continue monitoring a sub-variant of Omicron called BA. Metrolinx insists there’s nothing to see here, that it routinely employs private consultants to help handle the massive volume of work involved in managing tens of billions of dollars worth of transit projects. Restaurants, cafes and pubs must scan proof of vaccination QR codes for entry.2, which was discovered in Canada in November. While not much is known about it yet, it might be even more contagious than Omicron, according to international data. Sources inside Metrolinx and the broader public service, though, tell the Star that’s highly questionable given how deeply Guest and other Boxfish employees are embedded in Metrolinx.

Other parts of the country plan to lift restrictions at different times. As of Dec. On Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault said he’d start doing so on Monday, while Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Thursday he’ll start easing up by the end of March. And as Tony Dean, a former head of the Ontario public service, told Spurr, it should have consulted the provincial integrity commissioner on the matter. Follow @JeffLabine More from iPolitics By submitting content, you agree that you are personally responsible for the content that you publish and that iPolitics owns the copyright in the content that you submit. You also agree to comply with any specific rules posted on blogs or forums. Taxpayers must be reassured that the public dollars being spent by Metrolinx are indeed spent only in the public interest. Outdoor events and facilities have no capacity restrictions. Please see the Terms of Use for more details.

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