DAY 27 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford
This is DAY 27 of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s what you need to know on Monday, April 6, 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the ICU after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened.
A statement from No. 10 Downing read: "The prime minister has been under the care of doctors at St Thomas' Hospital, in London, after being admitted with persistent symptoms of coronavirus. Over the course of [Monday] afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at the hospital."
Canada’s top medical authority says says non-medical masks can help stop the spread of COVID-19. Theresa Tam warns that a non-medical mask doesn't necessarily protect the person wearing it.
More than 240 thousand Canadians have successfully applied for federal financial relief through the government’s online portal. The Prime Minister also says there will be more aid for those who don’t qualify for current relief programs.
The chair of the New York City Council’s health committee said on Monday that officials are considering temporarily burying people who die from the coronavirus in local parks.
Scientists in the UK raise alarm over 17 and a half million ‘unreliable’ COVID-19 home test kits
Information about COVID-19 is evolving rapidly as researchers around the world learn more about the novel corona virus sweeping the globe. At her Monday briefing in Ottawa, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said there is growing evidence suggesting that non-medical masks may help curb the spread of COVID-19.
The struggle to keep up with demand for surgical and medical masks continues. Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford says a shipment of masks bound for Canada were stopped at the US border over the weekend.
For his part, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is in discussion with the US Secretary of State regarding Washington’s decision to ban 3M from exporting made in America masks to Canada and Latin America.
We are close to winding up the fourth week of this pandemic and for many of you that’s meant four weeks of working from home and four weeks of having the kids at home with you.
It’s also meant new routines for work and play.
Well the Greater Toronto YMCA has come up with programming that’s not only free, it’s available for families across the country and around the world. It includes daily fitness classes, music for toddlers, circle time and story time for the kids. Sherry Perez is the Manager of Program Development, Group Fitness at the YMCA of Greater Toronto..
Guests: Former advisor to Mcguinty and Lastman, Jim Warren, Deb Hutton, former senior advisor to two premiers and now a communications advisor, Writer, actor and business owner Jason Peat and Mike Bendixen, NEWSTALK 1010 Program Director.
Guest: Dan Riskin- Newstalk 1010 Science Correspondent.