Coronavirus: What’s happening in Italy will happen in Canada, ER doctor warns

Article Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/6741938/coronavirus-canada-italy-covid-19/

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

An emergency room physician in Hamilton has come out with a dire warning for his fellow health-care professionals in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. In an online article at HealthyDebate.ca, Dr. Blair Bigham, says “it’s becoming increasingly clear that what is happening in Italy is going to happen here in Canada,” and predicts that our country is going to be “hit by a tidal wave” of COVID-19 cases. Bigham says Canada’s efforts to stop the novel coronavirus “have fallen short” and “our system isn’t built to rapidly respond to this virus.” Saying the country’s current approach to stemming the outbreak is “plagued by indecision, wavering policies, and poor coordination,” Bigham is asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up.