DAY 51 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford
This is DAY 51 of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you need to know on Thursday, April 30, 2020 <<<<>>> We are now into the WHAT’S NEXT phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s next for your job, what’s next for the economy and what’s next for our kids. We’ll talk more about how you may want to talk to the kids about WHAT’S NEXT…that’s coming up later in the podcast. He may not be ready to open his province for business but Premier Doug Ford says businesses in Ontario need to get ready to answer the call when he hangs the OPEN FOR BUSINESS sign at Queen’s Park. Earlier this week, the House of Commons held its first virtual sitting in order to allow all 338 MPs to engage in Question Period and debate <<>> Today, Toronto City Council convened virtually with some limited success. <<<>>> For those of you who’ve never attended a Toronto City Council meeting – that is fairly orderly.. Supply chain issues are becoming more problematic across Canada. COVID-19 infections are now disrupting parts of Canada's food sector, including the meat processing industry. That’s led to concerns over meat shortages. On the other hand, we have a surplus of potatoes – so much so that we’re being asked to do our part for the economy and eat more French fries. Canadian farmers have been forced to freeze nearly 200 million pounds of potatoes. Americans are divided evenly when asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling the coronavirus situation in the U.S. The latest numbers from Gallup suggest 50% approve and 48% disapprove. Hundreds of angry protesters, some heavily armed, gathered at Michigan’s State Capitol in Lansing on Thursday demonstrating against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s request to extend the state of emergency to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Billionaire Mark Cuban has agreed to be part of a White House Committee that will guide the reopening of America’s economy. In an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Cuban says the legacy of the pandemic lockdown will be a more compassionate capitalism. <<<>>> Amid all the discussion about re-opening economies, California’s governor has ordered the closure of all beaches and state parks. The order comes after people packed the seashore last weekend in total disregard for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s social distancing order. <<<>>> We talk to Dr. Dina Kulik, Pediatrician & Founder of Kidcrew about how you should talk to the kids about 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.
Guest: Jared Linzdon. Freelance Writer.
Guests: Queen’s Park Bureau Chief at The Toronto Star Robert Benzie, Kofi Hope, of Monumental and the Toronto Star, NEWSTALK 1010’s Adwoa Nsiah-Yeboah and John Tory Jr.