Canada’s three-layer face mask recommendations make sense: experts
Two-layer cotton mask is about 60% effective in trapping coronavirus particles coming from the wearer’s mouth.
COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths may rise in coming weeks: Tam
They tend to lag new cases by one or more weeks, raising concerns Canada has yet to see the full extent of impacts of transmission.
Fake news creates serious issues for battling pandemic: Tam
One claim is the pandemic is linked to a bid for public support of a universal guaranteed income.
Chance to prevent COVID resurgence ‘narrows with each day: Tam
Comments came as Quebec and Ontario continued moving toward harsher restrictions amid surging daily case counts.
Ventilator supply increasing as Tam warns of possible COVID-19 surge
Canada ordered 40,328 ventilators, for an estimated $1.1 billion, and as of Aug. 14, it had just 606 in hand.
Safety won’t be compromised for vaccine, Canada’s top doctors say
Scientists within Russia and outside have sounded the alarm at an early approval of a Russian vaccine.
Non-medical masks help when physical distancing not possible: Tam
She also cited the need to ensure that the standards of care in seniors’ residences are improved.
Canada to do millionth COVID-19 test but numbers still short
Averaging 30,000 day but Tam believes provinces have the capacity to expand to 60,000.
Can’t relax yet despite progress in curbing COVID-19: officials
Some provinces reporting stable numbers of new positive cases, Ontario says community spread has likely peaked.
Canada looking to disinfect used masks, don’t throw away: Tam
Public health chief notes importance of looking for ways to reuse equipment the country already has.
Researcher honoured for industrial ceramic coatings breakthrough
Jason Tam was presented the award for Outstanding Innovation–International in Ottawa Nov. 26 by Mitacs.