Virtually two months into social distancing and dealing from dwelling, the decision appears to be in — for many of us, the measures have labored and the surge medical employees feared would overwhelm our hospitals hasn’t materialized. So why are we nonetheless seeing a gradual stream of recent COVID-19 instances?
“I believe we did a very good job with social distancing and getting the message out and getting folks washing their palms,” says the College Well being Community’s deputy medical director of regional emergency departments, Dr. Erin O’Connor.
“However I maintain saying the surge hasn’t occurred but, we’re not out of the woods.”
Some pockets of Canadian society have been tougher hit than most, and most of the optimistic COVID-19 instances hospitals are seeing are the individuals who haven’t been capable of do business from home or isolate — akin to transit drivers, grocery employees, taxi drivers and the homeless inhabitants.
In Toronto, for instance, public well being says about 40 per cent of recent instances are linked to infections locally or the office, that are then unfold again to households.
O’Connor says the demographics of the sufferers now bearing the brunt of COVID-19 aren’t stunning, regardless of the precautions being taken by many employers to maintain…