Canada’s top doctors warn escalating COVID-19 variant spread threatens third wave – Lethbridge News Now
Feb 12, 2021 9:28 AM
OTTAWA — Canada’s top doctors say COVID-19 infections appear to be on a downward trend but worrisome variants are posing an increasing threat to containing the pandemic.
Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam says aggressive vaccinations will play a key part in addressing COVID-19 spread but that is just one suppression tool as modelling data in the nation’s hot spots point to a likely third wave.
Tam said at least three provinces are reporting evidence of community spread of the new, more transmissible variants.
There are more than 429 cases of the variant first identified in the U.K., and 28 cases of the variant first identified in South Africa reported across eight provinces, she said.
Published at Fri, 12 Feb 2021 16:29:29 +0000