JULY 28 2021-URBAN COYOTE THREAT & QUEBEC OFFERS THIRD COVID-19 DOSES
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THE PRESENCE OF URBAN COYOTES IN TORONTO SPARKS CONCERN AMONG NEIGHBOURHOOD RESIDENTS

Libby Znaimer is joined by Roger Dent, senior Trustee of Wychwood Park, Esther Attard, Director of Toronto Animal Services and Lesley Sampson, Founding Executive Director of Coyote Watch Canada.

Never mind raccoons, coyotes have been making their presence known in residential neighbourhoods across Toronto and they’ve been a serious cause for concern for residents and pet owners. What is the City of Toronto going to do about this very real threat to people? And, what do you, our listeners, feel about it all.

 

QUEBEC OFFERING THIRD COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES FOR TRAVELLERS WHO RECEIVED ASTRAZENECA

Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Prabhat Jha, Epidemiologist, and Faculty Member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and Dr. Alon Vaisman, an Infectious Diseases and Infection Control Physician at the University Health Network.

The province of Quebec is now offering third doses to residents who received AstraZeneca and are travelling abroad since some countries do not recognize this particular COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, here in Ontario, the Ford government has called on Ottawa to work with the World Health Organization to ensure that Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccine doses can travel abroad with no problems now that border restrictions are easing. And, Premier Doug Ford still has not taken any action to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination of all health care workers in the province even though we’re starting to see this in other jurisdictions. As of late, he has publicly supported the University Health Network’s policy of requiring rapid testing for unvaccinated health care workers but did not say whether other hospitals should follow the same policy. And, with the global threat of the highly transmissible Delta variant, should we be worried about a fourth wave?

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