APRIL 1 2021: LTC RESTRICTIONS, SECOND DOSE DELAYS OF VACCINES, AND ICU PRESSURES
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LONG-TERM CARE RESTRICTIONS “A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS”

Libby Znaimer is joined by Jane Meadus, Staff Lawyer and the Institutional Advocate at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE), and Maureen Dawson who is unable to visit her mother in a long-term care home despite her being fully vaccinated. Maureen is a UNIFOR national representative.

Residents of long-term care are pleading to have their restrictions eased especially since most have already been fully vaccinated. Maureen Dawson details her frustrations of not being able to visit her vaccinated mother who is an LTC resident. Her mother is dying of pancreatic cancer so this has been a particularly trying time for her. Meanwhile, the province continues to navigate a particularly intense third wave as daily case rates continue to climb.

SOME CANADIANS THREATEN TO TAKE PROVINCE TO COURT OVER DELAY BETWEEN COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES

Libby Znaimer is joined by Ian Cooper,  a Toronto-based technology, entertainment and sports lawyer and the owner of Cooper Media Law.

Older adults are expressing their concerns over the directive by Canada’s pandemic authorities to delay second vaccine doses by as long as four months even though, for example, Pfizer recommends 21 days between doses. Some are even threatening to take Canada’s various levels of government to court over this including a pair of retired medical professionals in their 70’s and 80’s whom Ian is representing. We get the latest scoop.

ONTARIO HOSPITAL ICUS CONTINUE TO FACE MOUNTING PRESSURES AMID THIRD WAVE

Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Susy Hota, Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control at the University Health Network (UHN) and Dr. Amol Verma, a staff physician in General Internal Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

The province continues to navigate a particularly nasty third wave of COVID-19 as daily case rates continue to climb. Meanwhile, critical care physicians have continued to voice their concerns over mounting pressures of hospital ICUs. Our two guests both work in hospitals and give us a first-hand look at what’s going on. Meanwhile, Ontario is reporting 2,557 cases of COVID19 today.

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