DAY 28 - The COIVD-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford

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This is DAY 28   - FOUR FULL WEEKS since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Last week it was Ontario. Today it was Quebec releasing its provincial projection model. The scenario suggests 1,263 to 8,860 Quebecers could die of COVID-19 by the end of April. COVID-19 deaths in Quebec are currently at 150 but number of intensive-care patients remains stable The Ontario government is calling for “all hands on deck” and is asking anyone with a medical background to step forward in an effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, marking its biggest single-day jump in fatalities since the COVID outbreak. Harvard researchers suggest Intermittent physical distancing may be necessary until 2022 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reported in stable condition Tuesday afternoon. He was admitted to the intensive care unit on Monday after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. Hospital officials say Johnson is breathing on his own without a ventilator. <<<<>>>>  The condition of UK Prime Minister Johnson was top of mind for Justin Trudeau this morning. The supply chain and the need to provide Canadian healthcare workers with vital equipment and protective gear was front and centre during Prime Minister Trudeau’s Tuesday briefing. Trudeau says there is a full press under way to develop and made-in-Canada solution to deliver 30 thousand ventilators. Yesterday we told you that Ottawa and Washington had come to an agreement allowing 3M to deliver N95 masks to Canada from its US manufacturing facilities. But what does that mean in the weeks to come? <<<>>>  Quebec’s health officials released the provincial COVID-19 projections on Tuesday afternoon. The modelling’s worst-case scenario suggests nearly 9 thousand Queckers could die by the end of this month. The best-case scenario puts the death toll at1,263. But even amid those dire warnings, Premier Legault was encouraged to hear that the number of ICU cases in Quebec is stable. Nonetheless, the premier warns Quebeckers not to ignore the physical distancing and isolation protocols. The province’s projections suggest the number of cases in Quebec would start to plateau around April 18. <<<<>>>>  Coping with the stress of isolation, uncertainty of your financial situation, your job, your business…and, of course…your health is already pressuring mental health services in Canada. Mark Henick is a Mental Health advocate and host of the podcast SO CALLED NORMAL…he joined us from his home office in the Niagara region. <<<<>>>>  The use of the word UNPRECENDENTED must be reaching unprecedented numbers to describe this unprecedented, historic moment we find ourselves in. The COVID pandemic has been compared to the 2009 Financial Crisis, to the 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak, and to both world wars in the last century. But Tony Chapman, host of the podcast Chatter that Matters, says this experience is closer to the Great Depression and he predicts this is going to change political and corporate culture for generations to come. <<<<>>>>  Just a programming note, we are going to feature your FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS coming up in the FRIDAY episode of the Daily Podcast. We have taken your question about health, wealth, well-being and your finances and bounced them off of our stable of experts. That’s coming up in the Friday show. <<<<>>>  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.