Update on the Coronavirus Outbreak on July 20
Experts say helping developing countries intensify vaccination will help Canadians
According to the online research publication Our World of Data, as of Monday, 70% of Canadians had at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. According to the same website, about 26% of the world’s population has had at least one injection.
Happening Not ignored In the rest of the world.
“To be honest, I saw other countries just [been] Take everything on the shelf,” said Pablo Tsukayama, a microbiologist at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru.
Tsukayama’s quotation hints at the fact that Canada does not produce any vaccines of its own. In addition, Canada vaccinated from the global alliance COVAX stock in the early days of the vaccination campaign, mainly to aid low- and middle-income countries. The federal government is donating approximately 30 million doses of surplus vaccines, including the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, whose use in Canada has decreased.
Some experts say that if Canada and other wealthy countries do not act quickly to substantially increase the number of vaccines provided to these countries, this will not only be a failure of global citizenship, but it will also put Canadians at risk for another wave of COVID-19. .
“[It’s] It’s not just a matter of charity. This is a question of self-interest,” said Dr. Prabhat Jha, a global health researcher at Toronto Unity Health and the University of Toronto’s Dalarana School of Public Health.
“This is a global war. You can’t simply say that we will vaccinate Canadians and we will be safe.”
In an interview with CBC News last week, International Development Minister Karina Gould said that the federal government is still finalizing details with COVAX and she expects it will take a few more weeks. Canada has also committed more than 440 million Canadian dollars to the COVAX program.
When asked whether Canada should increase its global vaccination efforts, Gould said: “I think Canada has actually stepped up its efforts and made the contribution we deserve.”
But donating excess vaccines is not enough. Jha said he believes that the global crisis requires “war” efforts, including using Canada’s procurement capabilities to buy more vaccines for developing countries.
Vaccination is politicized and health officials are hunted down in the United States
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked on Monday In the CNN interview Why Canada surpassed the United States in the ratio of the first dose to the second dose, even though the United States has been leading the way for several months.
Fauci blames American politics
“Canada is doing better, not because we try less than them. It’s because in Canada, people don’t have the disagreement that people don’t want to be vaccinated based on ideological and political persuasiveness, in many ways,” he answered. “I mean, political differences are completely understandable and are a natural part of any national process. But when it comes to public health issues, you are in the midst of a deadly epidemic. The common enemy is the virus. There’s no point.”
Fauci himself is a symbol of this painful division.Although most Canadians tend to treat him as a civil servant, doing his best to perform a vital job in the pandemic, there will be some mistakes in the process, but he is a Object of contempt For many far-right conservatives in the U.S.
Ron DeSantis, the Republican Governor of Florida, touted as a possible 2024 presidential candidate, has been selling a “Don’t Fudge My Florida” T-shirt because he refused to request a vaccine Passport and vaccination requirements. Federal officials said his state had the most new cases in the United States last week.
Fox News host Sean Hannity, a strong critic of President Joe Biden, urged his audience to vaccinate on Monday night. However, other hosts on the Internet continue to question the effectiveness and safety of the approved vaccine. Fox Morning Host Brian Kilmeade (Brian Kilmeade) Speaking of the government’s efforts to persuade unvaccinated people on Monday, “it’s not their job to protect anyone.”
Approximately 70% of Canada’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 50% of the population has been vaccinated. The differences between provinces are small.
In the United States, 56.1% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 48.6% of the population has been vaccinated. Baker Hospital ReviewBut there are 50 states, not just 10 provinces, with conflicting information about vaccination. There is a big change: Vermont has vaccinated about two-thirds of the population, and Alabama accounts for about one-third.
Companies in trouble with vaccination certificates: privacy lawyers
Molly Reynolds, a Toronto lawyer specializing in privacy, data security, protection and ethics, was recently interviewed by CBC Off-road physical examination Regarding the difficulties encountered by companies in terms of privacy rights and requirements for vaccination certificates.
Here are some things she told the plan:
“We are currently in a situation where the federal or provincial government does not explicitly allow certain companies or industries to restrict vaccinated people from using their services, but there are no guidelines prohibiting doing so.
“What companies must do is to look at the various legal systems — privacy laws, human rights, employment laws, and health and safety at work — and analyze whether the need to protect public health effectively exceeds the violation by requiring people to provide vaccine certification. To protect privacy.
“This is very challenging for companies today because many of them don’t have the time, information or legal advice to evaluate.”
Reynolds believes that “There must be some industries, some companies or workplaces, and this kind of debate will be more powerful. For example, those who serve highly vulnerable people.”
Reynolds said that since this problem is unlikely to disappear anytime soon, she hopes that “human rights agencies and privacy regulators will work together so that the province or the federal government can provide guidance on the types of workplaces where these types of restrictions may apply, without exposing companies The risk of violating privacy laws.”
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Canadian athletes say the Tokyo Olympic Village is different from any other place, but it is familiar in the era of COVID-19
Although July 23 is considered to be the official opening of the Tokyo Olympics, some games will be held earlier than this, including the Canadian women’s football match against Japan at 6 am EST on Wednesday morning, which can be played on CBC-TV or online.
The Olympic Village will accommodate more than 10,000 athletes from all corners of the world, and the Olympic Games held during the pandemic will be closely watched.
CBC’s Jamie Strashin writes that as other Canadian athletes begin to flock to Tokyo, they must walk through layers of COVID-19 protocols and test trawls. On Tuesday, organizers stated that 71 people in the Olympic bubble this month tested positive for COVID-19.
“What we see is basically what we expect to see. If I think all the tests we do are negative, then I won’t bother to do these tests in the first place,” said Brian McCloskey. Independent Expert Panel on COVID-19 Countermeasures.
McCloskey admitted that there will be more cases.
The head of the Canadian delegation, Marnie McBean, who has participated in many Olympic villages as an Olympian, said that the epidemic has created a unique rural experience.
“In the cafeteria, there is not only a partition, but also a partition on each side of the compartment,” she said. “So you are a bit like sitting in a glass box and eating, but this is the time you take off your mask.”
Although most Canadian athletes call the village home, others such as cyclist Mike Woods will stay in a tightly controlled bubble close to the playing field.
“I don’t even feel that I’m in Japan. It’s weird,” Woods said in his hotel in Gotemba, where the Olympic road race was held.
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