DAY 31 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford
This is DAY 31 of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know on Friday, April 10 _____, 2020 <<<<>>> Canada in 'first and worst' phase of COVID-19, PM Trudeau says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his daily COVID-19 address to highlight the Canada Emergency Business Account program. Parliament will sit Saturday to pass the legislation to enable the relief packages the government has created. 'Stay home': Alberta Health advises against camping on the long weekend Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he hasn't heard yet whether the remainder of Ontario's 2019-2020 school year should be cancelled Boris Johnson recovering from COVID-19 as Britons told to stay indoors Perhaps a sign that the COVID outbreak could be slowing in New York after the number of patients in ICUs dropped for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began The Archbishop of Toronto, Thomas Cardinal Collins says closing churches is a matter of good faith, good reason and good science. Cardinal Collins will be our guest coming up in the Podcast. <<<<>>>> First to Ottawa, where the Prime Minister stressed the need to celebrate this holiday weekend at home. Skype the family, FaceTime the kids, set up a Zoom gathering with friends. But whatever you do – stay home. Justin Trudeau says this is the WORST and FIRST phase of the pandemic. As we told you in yesterday’s podcast, Parliament will hold an emergency session this weekend. For his part, Trudeau says his daily update will come from the House of Commons tomorrow. He will not hold a briefing Sunday or Monday. <<<>>> His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins is the Archbishop of Toronto. He joined us for a wide-ranging discussion of how the pandemic is affecting faith communities across Canada and particularly the Catholic Church. The Cardinal also responded to pastors in the United States who insist on hold services with large congregations. Collins calls it an “ignorance of faith”. <<<>>> Yes, that is the big question…How are we managing without barbers? How long will it be before government’s crack to public pressure and make the barber shop an essential service? Some of you are starting to look like the Beatles. I’m looking more like Beetlejuice! IF YOU HAVE A STORY ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE YOU WANT TO SHARE…send me an email. DAVE@DAVETRAFFORD.COM or connect with me on TWITTER @DaveTrafford. DISCLAIMER: THE VIEWPOINTS EXPRESSED IN THIS PODCAST REPRESENT THE OPINIONS OF THE HOST AND PARTICIPANTS AS OF THE DATE OF PUBLICATION AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE AND BEST PRACTICES BY LEADING MEDICAL AUTHORITIES AS THE INFORMATION SURROUNDING THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING.