Tag Archives: COVID19

Case of Ontario man who ignored COVID-19 quarantine order shows challenges of crucial contact tracing

Article content continued The public-health department of Peel region west of Toronto said Wednesday it typically manages to reach contacts within 24 to 48 hours of a case being identified. At the peak of the pandemic the unit had 237 staff doing contact tracing, though that number had dwindled to 190 by the end of… Read More »

Researchers look to unlock secrets of COVID-19 herd immunity by studying Canada’s Hutterite colonies

Article content continued It’s a very, very giving culture The safety council chastised some members for visiting doctors without warning them they were sick, not observing social distancing and travelling outside their colony when it was not essential. Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Wednesday the province may impose restrictions on travel to and from the… Read More »

Only one new COVID-19 case in WA

Western Australia’s total number of coronavirus cases has increased by one on Sunday to 635. The Health Department confirmed the new infection was from a person who recently returned to the country and is in hotel quarantine. There are currently 22 active cases in the state and are all isolating in hotels. To date, 604… Read More »

Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentary

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, concludes that children infrequently transmit Covid-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in… Read More »