Jane Brown is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by Dr. Timothy Sly, an epidemiologist and professor at the school of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University followed by Dr. Iris Gorfinkel, Toronto-based family physician and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research.
The third COVID-19 wave is unlike the first and second waves. This one is particularly intense and, despite the ramping up of vaccinations, the variants appear to have the edge. Today, Ontario is reporting 4,156 COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, Dr. Gorfinkel provides clarification on your COVID-19 vaccine questions including the efficacy of the different vaccines against the new variants.
Jane Brown is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto as well as Dr. Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto.
Ontario’s older adults are the hardest hit demographic from COVID-19. Why then are they being left behind in the vaccine rollout? And, we hear from listeners across the province who detail the barriers they face in booking and accessing an appointment.