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Regina doctor, self-isolating after COVID-19 contact, supports strong measures

Regina doctor, self-isolating after COVID-19 contact, supports strong measures

A Regina doctor who is self-isolating after coming into contact with a presumptive case of COVID-19 is stressing the need for aggressive measures to contain the spread of the virus. Dr. Ankit Kapur, an emergency medicine doctor who works in “multiple clinical environments” in Regina, won’t share any details about the case itself, citing privacy rules. He made clear that he is…

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SUN Cancels Events Until End of June 2020

SUN Cancels Events Until End of June 2020

In response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its evolving impact in Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all SUN events beginning March 13, 2020, and ending June 30, 2020.  We know that large public gatherings are problematic as our population attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19, and as part of our social…

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We need better protection to face COVID-19

[March 12, 2020] Saskatchewan confirmed its first case of COVID-19.   Following a meeting with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, Ministry of Health and other health care unions this morning we are gravely concerned.   We have learned that the highest level of personal protective equipment will not be made available to registered nurses and healthcare workers who may come into…

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Preparing for COVID-19

[March 11, 2020] Today, March 11, the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. While Canada currently has 96 confirmed cases and one death – and as of 3:30 p.m. Saskatchewan has no cases – more than 121,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide. As registered nurses we are neither nervous nor afraid – as a profession,…

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Canadians being urged to help 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19

Canadians being urged to help 'flatten the curve' of COVID-19

The dispatches from the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in northern Italy are chilling.  "Nurses with tears in their eyes because we can't save everyone … Every ventilator becomes like gold." That was the message last week from Dr. Daniele Macchini, an Italian physician whose lengthy Facebook post was published in a local newspaper, translated into…

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