DEC. 7 2022-AG REPORT & LOW TURNOUT FOR FLU VACCINE
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AG REPORT FINDS OTTAWA NOT DOING ENOUGH TO RECOVER OVERPAYMENTS FROM PANDEMIC

Libby Znaimer is joined by Auditor General Karen Hogan followed by Conservative MP and finance critic Jasraj Singh Hallan and Franco Terrazzano, the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

In Ottawa, Auditor General Karen Hogan released her report this week. Among the findings are that the federal government purchased an excess of COVID-19 doses at a price tag of $1 billion and they are set to expire soon as a result of problems with technology used to track the distribution and usage of the vaccines. Another key finding is that as much as $4.6 billion in COVID-19 benefits went into the hands of people who are not eligible and furthermore the feds have not done enough to recover overpayments when it comes to the COVID-19 benefits programs they rolled out. Our guests react to the latest.

LOW TURNOUT FOR FLU VACCINE, REPORT FINDS

Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Prabhat Jha, an Epidemiologist and faculty member of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at UofT and then joining the discussion is Dr. Allison McGeer, a microbiologist and Infectious Disease Consultant at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

Residents in Ontario are facing a “triple threat” of viruses including RSV, COVID-19 and the flu. Yet, despite the threat, a report by the National Institute on Aging indicates that uptake of the flu vaccine among older adults is not reaching the level that the Public Health Agency of Canada has set as a goal. Libby discusses this report and how you can best protect yourself from getting sick with our two medical experts.

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