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COVID-19: It worked in Asia. The WHO says it’s crucial. But is Canada still using contact tracing?

The message from Dr. Jeremy Jones, a cardiologist in the Eastern Ontario town of Lindsay, was an urgent call for people to observe social distancing. But it also contained some startling information. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had just announced that three people at the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, Ont., had… Read More »

Coronavirus response coordinator says ‘none of us really understood’ how long it can linger on surfaces

Coronavirus response teams were unaware of how long the virus can survive on surfaces, said White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Deborah Birx. “None of us really understood the level of surface [contamination],” Birx said in Wednesday’s press briefing. A study released last week found that the virus can stay on plastic or steel surfaces… Read More »

Trump says, ‘Anybody who wants a test gets a test’ after Pence says US can’t meet coronavirus testing demand

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (L) speaks next to US President Donald Trump during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) JIM WATSON Topping a week of conflicting… Read More »