News Government General
November 5, 2020  

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.

News Government General
November 5, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 22, 2020  

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.

News Government General
October 5, 2020  

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.

News Government General
August 17, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
August 12, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 14, 2020  

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.

News Government General
May 7, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 21, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 6, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing General Technology
December 2, 2019  

Researcher honoured for industrial ceramic coatings breakthrough

Jason Tam was presented the award for Outstanding Innovation–International in Ottawa Nov. 26 by Mitacs.