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Staffing for Nursing Home Care: COVID-19 and Beyond

Staffing for Nursing Home Care: COVID-19 and Beyond

As we search for ways to deal with COVID-19 in nursing homes and to prevent such tragedies in the future, it seems obvious that we need to begin with staffing. Indeed, that is where BC began their efforts to control the spread of the virus in these homes, why Ontario called in the military and where Quebec is going in its attempt to hire and train 10,000 health care workers. Yet there are still…

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Why Canadian health leaders are downplaying concerns about airborne COVID-19 microdroplets

Why Canadian health leaders are downplaying concerns about airborne COVID-19 microdroplets

TORONTO -- Some of Canada's top provincial doctors are downplaying new concerns from hundreds of scientists that physical distancing and frequent handwashing are not enough to fully protect against airborne transmission of the novel coronavirus. In an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), 239 scientists in 32 countries argued that particles smaller than what…

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Uncertainty surrounds returning to school for immunocompromised students, teachers

Uncertainty surrounds returning to school for immunocompromised students, teachers

Questions remain for immunocompromised children and teachers as the new school year inches closer.  The provincial government announced Saskatchewan schools would be in-person this fall, with guidelines being developed in school divisions.  However, no guidelines are set yet to protect students and teachers who have an impaired immune system and may be more susceptible to…

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COVID-19 shows needs for social supports, Inter-Agency Response report

COVID-19 shows needs for social supports, Inter-Agency Response report

A report released by the Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19 identifies ongoing gaps in policy and service delivery that need to be addressed moving forward. Between March and May, Saskatoon saw broad collaboration between over 50 groups, including community based organizations, in supporting the vulnerable populations in the city. The report says the role of the social determinants…

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Regina police respond to 7 overdoses in 36 hours, 6 of them fatal

Regina police respond to 7 overdoses in 36 hours, 6 of them fatal

The Regina Police Service responded to a cluster of drug overdoses in the city that have resulted in the deaths of several people, according to officials. Over a 36-hour period starting just after midnight on Canada Day, police say they responded to seven overdoses. Six of the people died. “It’s at epidemic proportions at this time,” said Dean Rae, deputy…

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