Swift response to fourth COVID ICU surge in Ontario may be challenging: report

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TORONTO — Ontario’s expert pandemic advisers say it may be more challenging for the health-care system to respond quickly to a surge in critically ill COVID-19 patients during the fourth wave.

A report on critical care capacity from the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table was published today as the province logged 153 patients in intensive care units.

The researchers concluded that staffing shortages, worker burnout and the resumption of treatment for other health conditions may strain the health system in the event of a patient spike.

Their report also raised the issue that influenza, which was essentially absent during the last flu season, may severely sicken more people this winter and they may also need intensive care in hospitals.

The group says public health measures are necessary to keep COVID-19 and influenza cases low and say longer-term measures are needed to tackle staffing issues.

Recent projections from the group have indicated that intensive care occupancy will continue to climb in the coming weeks and may reach around 200 patients by the new year.

 

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  1. Of course it’s Political. It’s another tool that Mr. Trudeau is using to control people’s movements and free speech so he change Canada from a Democratic Society to a Neo- Communist one. I bet those who voted for Mr. Trudeau and his Neo-Communist Party aren’t laughing now.

  2. I think it’s only reasonable that we stop people from coming into Canada . We should stop the immigration program and close our borders for a year or two until we get this under control. It’s the only way.

  3. Step 1: Complain that COVID is politicized and we can’t solve it without giving up more rights, it’s not about politics you door-knob licking Herman Cain award recipients/Juden/subhumans!

    Step 2: Fire a bunch of ICU staff using ineffective, overreaching mandates that politicize the hell out of COVID

    Step 3: Mass amplify articles about ICUs being overrun and staff shortages

    Step 4: Return to step 1

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