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Hundreds of Canadian health experts call for action on airborne spread of COVID-19

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Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more than 360 scientists, occupational health specialists, engineers, doctors and nurses who are expressing alarm over surging cases and hospitalizations. They say provincial prevention messages “continue to be deficient” when it comes to infection threats posed by shared indoor spaces. Their concerns are detailed in an open letter addressed to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and provincial premiers and medical officers. Dr. Amir Khadir, a […]

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Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake

Coronavirus face mask exemption cards are being sold online. Experts say they’re fake

As mandatory face mask bylaws pop up across Canada and the United States in order to deter the spread of COVID-19, so are fraudulent cards claiming to exempt people from the rule. If you do have a medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask, you do not need to prove it with a card, health officials say. Story continues below advertisement READ MORE: Phony medical face mask exemption cards confound Ontario and Toronto officials Toronto and Ottawa recently made it mandatory to wear masks in all indoor places. Quebec plans to make it mandatory on July 18. And […]

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