TAM: FUTURE WAVES LIKELY AS CANADA IS ''IN A PERIOD OF TRANSITION''
Apr 01, 2022
By Bob Komsic
The latest modelling from federal public health officials suggests Canada will experience an increase in COVID-19 cases in the coming weeks.
That from Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who points out the virus is circulating widely and the risk of resurgence remains.
”We are now in a period of transition, and we anticipate that progress will not be linear and that there will likely be more bumps along the way, including resurgence in cases this spring,” Tam adds.
”However, with higher levels of population immunity, proven protective practices to slow the spread and reduced pressure on the health system, we are in a stronger position to get back to more of the things we love, while continuing to keep each other safe.”
While the more infectious BA.2 subvariant will result in more severe cases reported, Tam says the impact on the health system is expected to be more ”manageable” than in previous waves.