DAY 32 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford


This is DAY 32   of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know on Saturday, April 11, 2020   It was a month ago today…March 11, 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.   As of this afternoon, The United States has passed Italy to become the country with the most coronavirus deaths. More than 19,700 people in the U.S. have died due to COVID-19 according to data from the Johns Hopkins University dashboard.   Canada’s parliament met for an emergency session in Ottawa today to pass legislation enabling the government’s financial relief initiatives. The Prime Minister told the House “We are all called to serve.” In this fight to curb the COVID outbreak.   The deaths of 31 elderly residents at a private long-term care home in Montreal’s West Island amid the COVID-19 pandemic is now the subject of investigations by police and public health officials.   Quebec Premier Francois Legault says schools and daycares could reopen before May 4th.   Reports out of the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to make 'very good progress'. He remains in hospital but is out of intensive care.   Phone data reveals who is staying home during COVID-19. Environics Analytics released a report that maps the location data of Canadians across the country. It suggests that those who aren’t staying home may be lower-income Canadians who can’t work from ho <<<<>>>  Some concerns about medical supplies being imported to Canada from Asia. The Toronto Star reported last night that Ontario received 100 thousand swabs…that were contaminated. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says it’s frustrating and it also underlines the need for us to have a made-in-canada strategy for critical medical supplies. <<<>>> As of today, we are measuring the duration of this pandemic in months. The World Health Organization declared the corona virus outbreak a pandemic on March 11th. And as COVID-19 begins to affect more lives here in Canada, we are seeing an increase in questions about the science, the medicine and how it’s affecting your livelihood. So, we have collected questions and the experts to offer you answers and guidance. In this episode, we’re joined by Dan Riskin, CTV’s Senior Science Correspondent and Howard Levitt, employment and labour lawyer at Levitte LLP. <<>>>  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.    

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