FEBRUARY 11 2021: CMAJ STUDY ON COVID-19 & EMPOWERING CANCER PATIENTS
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CMAJ STUDY FINDS COVID-19 RISK OF DEATH IS 3.5X HIGHER THAN INFLUENZA

A study published, this week, in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has found that the risk of death associated with COVID-19 is three times higher than influenza. Our health experts weigh in on the latest.

Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Amol Verma, a physician and scientist at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto and author of the CMAJ study along with Dr. Alon Vaisman, infectious diseases specialist at the University Health Network (UHN).

ERIN O’TOOLE SHUFFLES CRITICS
(28:01)

In #cdnpoli news: Conservative party leader Erin O’Toole shuffled around critic roles including pushing Pierre Poilievre (MP for Carlton) out of the finance critic role. And, in #onpoli news: finance minister Peter Bethlenfalvy announced the province’s third quarter finances yesterday. It included a projected 189.7-billion dollar expenditure for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

Libby Znaimer is joined by Bob Richardson, Liberal Strategist and Senior Council to National Public Relations as well as Jason Lietaer, Conservative Strategist and President at Enterprise.

EMPOWERING CANCER PATIENTS TO SELF ADVOCATE
(41:25)

Libby Znaimer is joined by cancer survivor, Kathleen Barnard. In 2003, she was diagnosed with stage IV malignant melanoma. She is the founder of the Save Your Skin Foundation, which empowers patients to take an active role in their care.

 

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