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SUN, Government, SHA & Healthcare Unions Sign Joint Statement on PPE

[May 26, 2020] The protection of healthcare workers on the frontline of COVID-19 has been SUN’s number one priority since the beginning of this pandemic, and it is something our team has been working on diligently. Together with other Saskatchewan healthcare unions (SGEU, SEIU West, CUPE and HSAS), the Ministry of Health and the SHA, SUN has created a Joint Statement on Principles for…

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Military teams raise concerns about conditions at Ontario care homes

Military teams raise concerns about conditions at Ontario care homes

Military personnel sent to nursing homes in Ontario have observed shocking conditions, including “blatant disregard” for infection control measures, mistreatment of residents and a level of care described as “horrible,” according to documents obtained by Global News. Canadian Armed Forces teams deployed to five of the province’s worst-hit long-term care homes to…

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Doctors warn Sask. against complacency amid preparations for possible second wave

Doctors warn Sask. against complacency amid preparations for possible second wave

As Saskatchewan residents are praised for their success in flattening the curve of COVID-19, doctors and public health experts are reminding the public there is a new next task at hand: avoiding a second wave that could be worse than the first.  "If the public behaviour changes so much back to what it was pre-virus then all we've done is delayed a massive second wave by a few…

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Recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma for study of possible virus treatment

Recovered COVID-19 patient donates plasma for study of possible virus treatment

Andrew Elchuk was spring cleaning at his Saskatoon home after returning from a family trip to Europe when he got the news that he had tested positive for COVID-19. He had been feeling tired and short of breath. The notification from e-health confirmed his suspicions as to why.  "It just felt really surreal," said Elchuk, who explained that climbing the stairs in his bi-level…

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Potential COVID-19 vaccine clears 'major milestone': Sask. researchers

Potential COVID-19 vaccine clears 'major milestone': Sask. researchers

A potential COVID-19 vaccine has achieved a "major milestone" in moving toward human clinical trials, according to researchers in Saskatchewan. The University of Saskatchewan's Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) said Monday that a vaccine candidate it has developed has proven to be "highly effective" in pre-clinical…

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