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Brown: Healthcare professionals want masks and boosters. The pandemic is not over

A jar full of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials is shown at the Junction Chemist pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, April 6, 2022.
Empty bottle The COVID-19 vaccine vial was on display at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic that occurred in Toronto on April 6, 2022. 20}

A few days ago,Dr. Brad Wouters tweeted:

"BA.5 is 70 % Reached this week's Toronto average. Here's the official third wave of Omicron. It peaks in July / August. Mask and boost as needed. "

Wouters — Executive Vice President of Scientific Research, University Health Network, Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Center  — Later on Twitter, this third wave of Omicron is actually the seventh of COVID. wave.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already stated that these have "growth benefits" over early Ontario and can avoid immune responses over their predecessors, Saturday Paper. According to .com

Here in Ontario, political leaders are discussing the timing of the fourth booster. Maskman Date was removed a few weeks ago.

But doctors, nurses and other health care workers are alerting.

The number of COVIDs is increasing in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Masking and the fourth COVID booster effect in all medical scenarios are questions from people at the forefront of the pandemic. Who —as always — is far more advanced than politicians in dealing with an ongoing pandemic.

Currently,the fourth booster is only available to people over the age of 60, various indigenous groups, and immunocompromised patients.

This is the situation since April, but Prime Minister Dougford said last week that words about the fourth booster would be announced shortly.

Given the rapid increase in new variants and evidence of wastewater and the surge in hospitalization, much of Ontario should now have its fourth booster.

Because the state lags behind other jurisdictions, some healthcare professionals are traveling to Quebec and the United States to get boosters immediately. increase.

Meanwhile, a group of doctorssigned a letter asking them to return to Maskman Datein the medical setting, and apetition was disseminated on social media.

Launched by ER doctor Stephen Flindall (@flindall_steve) and signed by about 100 doctors.

It's clearly ridiculous that doctors' clinics and hospitals don't need masks.

At the end of June,Ontario Public Health Highlightscontained information that the weekly number of patients tested increased by 23%. rice field.

The number of reported cases increased for the first time since April.

Hospitalizations and deaths "stopped the decline."

Outbreak-related cases have been further reported in all collective medical and collective living environments except hospitals.

It is known that the next big COVID wave is expected this fall.

Canada's Director of Public Health, Dr. Teresatam, told the Commons Health Commission in early Junethat the seventh wave was a real threatand the pandemic was not over. Told.

Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said 10,000 Canadians died from COVID between January and May as various politicians began to moan about their mission. Reminded me.

If the health system is overwhelmed, mask obligations may be reinstated.

A very high percentage of Canada's population is vaccinated against COVID. This may protect people from further blockages.

According to new data published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the vaccine is estimated to have saved the lives of about 20 million people worldwide. The number of deaths worldwide due to

COVID is currently 6.3 million.

Those who want to avoid COVID should continue masking indoors. Studies have shown that multiple COVID infections can lead to susceptibility and potentially Long COVID.

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