‘We have to learn to live with’ COVID rather than react to numbers: Top public health expert

Article Link: https://calgarysun.com/news/national/we-have-to-learn-to-live-with-covid-rather-than-react-to-numbers-top-public-health-expert

Discussion posted by: TheRage

It’s time to broaden the conversation in Canada around COVID-19 from one focused on just the daily case numbers to one that’s about maximizing the overall health and well-being of society.“What we seem to have developed, by and large, is a view that we need to focus on eliminating COVID-19,” says Goel, a member of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “And we have got people to the point that they’re so scared of COVID-19 that they’re not thinking about all the other consequences.” Goel — who was the founding president and CEO of Public Health Ontario from 2008 until 2014 — says that “we certainly are in a wave … but we have to avoid overreacting to the daily numbers.”