ZOOMER SQUAD: ONTARIO’S BOOSTER SHOT CAMPAIGN EXPANDS TO ADULTS 50 AND OLDER
Jane Brown is filling in for Libby Znaimer today. She is joined by David Cravit, Vice President of Zoomer Media and Chief Membership Officer at CARP, Peter Muggeridge, Senior Editor of Zoomer Magazine and Bill VanGorder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Policy Officer of CARP.
Since we last spoke with the Zoomer Squad, Ontario expanded its COVID-19 booster shot campaign to adults ages 50 and older. Starting on December 13 at 8 am, this age group can begin scheduling appointments either online or over the phone. The squad weighs in on this and more.
SHOULD ONTARIO CONSIDER RAMPING UP COVID-1 9 RESTRICTIONS AMID OMICRON THREAT?
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. Peter Jüni, Scientific Director of the province’s COVID-19 Science Advisory Table.
In the news: the public health unit for Windsor-Essex announced that it would be implementing new COVID-19 restrictions including reducing the number of people that can get together and encouraging residents to work from home if they can. It comes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and the threat of the Omicron variant. In the last few days, Ontario has been reporting over 1000 daily confirmed cases of the virus. So, the question becomes: should the province as a whole be adopting the same or similar measures? Our health experts weigh in.