Read the opinion piece co-written by Dr. Faiz Ahmad Khanin the Hill Times – published March 25, 2020 here:
With the arrival of COVID-19, Canada’s health-care system is being tested as never before. Canadian leaders must elicit the assistance of private industry to ensure its continued success, as health-care supplies and equipment are rapidly depleted. A substantial increase in testing for the virus together with significant financial investments in research, aimed at a deeper understanding of the virus and development of a vaccine, should also be top priorities. Solid financial support for all those impacted by the virus will ensure a rapid return to normal once the crisis has abated. Maintaining open communication and collaboration between leaders, the government, and with partners across the board is the key to our ultimate success.
Dr. Alain Gauthier is a Meakins-Christie alumnus. He completed his PhD in 1994 under the supervision of Dr. Peter T Macklem. Read the article in the Ottawa Citizen on how Dr. Gauthier modified a ventilator so that more than one person at a time can be hooked up.
Dr. Salman Qureshi and colleagues from the Critical Care – Infectious Diseases Network in Canada speak to the critical actions needed as we experience this public health crisis.
Read the full new article in the National Post published on March 17, 2020 here:
Canadian leaders can reduce the damage caused by COVID-19 to Canadians and Canadian society by paying close attention to decisions taken in countries currently experiencing severe outbreaks. Strategies to mitigate the spread of the virus amongst the population, minimizing the strain of our healthcare system at any one time, coupled with a sharing of resources across boundaries as the demand for health-care fluctuates, will together play an important role on the ultimate long-term effect of this virus on our society.
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