DAY 37 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford


This is DAY 37   of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, April 16, 2020   2020   <<<<>>>  Would it hurt to try a little kindness? School kids in Toronto strike up a theme for care-mongering   And how are Canadian leaders fairing during this COVID crisis? We’ll get a pulse on their latest approval ratings. That’s coming up later in the podcast.   Washington is now suggesting the coronavirus didn’t originate in a Wuhan food market but was released from the Institute of Virology in China. So far it’s only an unsubstantiated accusation but US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it’s time for the Chinese government to “come clean” on what it knows. Beijing is dismissing the accusation.   US President Donald Trump has said he would support easing travel restrictions along the Canada – US border.   But Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford says Prime Minister Trudeau must keep the borders closed until COVID-19 is fully contained.   President Trump has issued new guidelines for states to beging re-opening their economies. But the president has made it clear, the decisions will be left up to the governors.   Meanwhile, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has a plan to ease pandemic restrictions in his province – following leads of Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea   <<<<<>>>>>    Since the pandemic was declared on March 11th, premiers and the prime minister have been front and centre in the daily COVID-19 briefings. And the crisis has put their leadership under the microscope….So, how have Canadians responded and how has this changed politics across the country…   John Wright is a partner at Dart Insights and Communications. <<>>  Toronto school kids have struck up a chord for care-mongering in Canada with the help of Melanie Doane and Jann Arden. <<<<>>>  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.