DAY 54 - The COVID-19 Daily Podcast with Dave Trafford

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This is DAY 54  of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Here’s what you need to know on    Sunday, May 3, 2020   <<<<>>>  We are going to feature an extended conversation with iHeart Radion Canada’s Medical Correspondent Dr. Mitch Shulman. We’ll get his take on WHAT’S NEXT as we begin to reopen our economies across the country. That’s coming up later in the podcast.   The slow and steady plans to reopen the economy above all are intended to ensure we don’t get another spike in COVID-19 cases but that doesn’t mean we won’t get a second wave in the coming months as the pandemic runs its course. So, there are a  number of tracking and tracing measures being considered, including the collection of cell phone data as an early warning system. CTV’s John Venavalley-Rao explains. <>  STAT News has laid out three potential futures for COVID-19. One being small recurring outbreaks; the second being a monster wave; and the third may be a persistent crisis. The scenarios reflect modelling done by epidemiologists at the University of Minnesota. And every scenario suggests COVID-19 will be a fact of life right through 2020   There are calls for a national long term plan to prepare for the mental health echo pandemic that will hit us in the coming months. Margaret Eaton at the Canadian Mental Health Association says it could take up two years for someone who’s experienced a tragedy to resume a normal life.   Most of us are finding various and creative ways to cope with the isolation and stress of the pandemic. CTV’s Melanie Nagy says one family is producing online content just to put a smile on your face..   <<>>    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.