DAY 36 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford


This is DAY  36 –  as we begin the sixth week  of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know on  Wednesday, April 15, 2020  <<<<>>>  Call it prayer, meditation or mindfulness – it may be the best tool you have to cope with the stresses of the pandemic. We’ll focus on your questions about your health and well-being coming up in the podcast.   US President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to halt payments to the World Health Organization – accusing the UN agency of mismanaging and covering up the spread of the virus after it emerged in China   Associated Press is reporting China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days in January.   But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says now is not the time to point fingers and assign blame for the severity of the outbreak. During his Wednesday briefing, the PM said now is the time to worry about what is in front of us and what we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19   AP also reporting today, China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicentre of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the pandemic   New Zealand PM takes a 20% pay cut as virus hits economy   Denmark is the first European country to reopen schools for younger children. It did so Wednesday after a month-long closure to combat the novel coronavirus.   Yesterday, we told you that Canada’s GDP would drop by 6.2% because of the economic lockdown. That’s a relatively glowing result when you consider UK economy could shrink by 35% in Covid-19 fallout   Meanwhile, Global airline revenues are forecast to drop by more than half – $314bn US– in 2020, as the industry said its “outlook grows darker by the day”.   A survey commissioned by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), sugests 25 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 35 and 54 say they have increased the amount of alcohol they drink while at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 21 per cent of Canadians between 18 and 34 years of age also say this is the case.   <<<>>>  CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo remains in quarantine. Cuomo told Dr. Sanjay Gupta, he is recovering from COVID-19 but says he can’t seem to shake the fever. Cuomo tested positive for COVID-19 on April 6th. <<<<>>>  Time to return to your frequently asked questions…and this time we focus on your health and well-being…and the role that meditation, prayer or mindfulness can play in helping you cope with the stress of COVID-19 <<<>>>  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.