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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:43 min | 4 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Put that shield on and go out in the morning dredge the possibility of a call could receiving that phone call. And my heart breaks for the families, the FBI says is conducting an internal investigation into the shooting. The suspect, who was also killed, reportedly barricaded himself in his home. Two agents who died had both worked to come back child pornography and exploitation. Aisha Roscoe. NPR NEWS Congress remains divided over how much to spend on another coronavirus relief bill. President Biden is proposing a package that costs nearly $2 trillion Yesterday, the Senate approved a budget rule to allow passage of Biden's bill with a simple majority. A group of 10 GOP senators met with Biden at the White House on Monday to discuss a scaled back relief package. They're proposing a bill that costs about 600 billion This is NPR news from Washington. Canada's top doctor says variants of the Corona virus are spreading rapidly in the country stand carpet Chuck reports She's urging local governments to adhere to restrictions to slow the spread. Canada's chief medical officer of health, Dr Teresa Tam says the country is in a very delicate period as the variance of covert 19 are spreading fast. At least 148 cases of the UK in South African variants have been confirmed and have been identified in five provinces. Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick Answers Catch one And Tam says there are signs of community spread. She says Canadians need to be vigilant in the provinces should be cautious about easing public health measures. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that a deal has been reached with the drugmaker Novavax to produce its covert 19 vaccine in Canada. Production isn't expected to roll out for months. But when it does, it will mean about two million doses a month for NPR news. I'm Dan Carp in check in Toronto Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he's planning to step down from his role as CEO of the world's largest online retailer later this year. Jesus will become the company's executive chairman in the summer. His replacement will be Andy Jassy, who currently runs Amazons. Cloud Business Basis, founded Amazon nearly 30 years ago. Stock markets in Asia ended the day mostly higher. Following a day of gains on Wall Street. The S and P 500 added more than 1% yesterday. The Dow and the NASDAQ each gained more than 1.5%. The major indexes closed near all time, highs said last month Now futures are up 42 points this morning. I'm Dave Mattingly in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

Party Lines

02:34 min | 7 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

"That clinking glasses that's me Watching the crown on pretending to clink glasses with the queen right just holding two glasses and this one's a that's great because she drinks a lot on that show. I tell you all every meal. There's glass of wine. It's it's also the sound of last call of course and last week. We asked you because we talked a lot about vaccines last week. We asked you. Do you plan to get covid. Nineteen vaccine as soon as it's available and we heard from a bunch of people one person wrote in. It's a hard. Yes on that vaccine abi behind you in line. On day one maintaining distance and not making eye contact make icon nike. I want you to. We have to look at each other. We're getting a vaccine. A listener in the uk wrote in into say. I'm not going to be the first in line for the vaccine. Because i recognize that as a lower risk individual many will need it more than i will but i will be getting it when it's my turn that is the thoughtful answer I just say. I'm going to be first in mind but i really mean first in line on the day that i'm allowed to go. That's that's really what and then One person tweeted a saying. They are currently a hesitant. Note the pointing out that they'd like to understand more about the arnie. The messenger are a technology that both pfizer. Modern vaccines are using. And then i appreciate the one person. Just straight up tweeted. Gimme the vaccine to me now. Please all right Those are some good answers this week. We want to know this one. Who are you. Turning to. For advice when you make decisions about how to go about your day during the pandemic. Is it your premiums. Your health minister you'll local public health officer dr teresa tam. Tell us who who you're turning to for that advice tweet us. I'm at rosie barton. Incidentally rose garden is the accounts that i go to tell you. I met elamine. Eighty eight During the hashtag is party lines. Let us know what you think. That's it for party lines this week from. Cdc news and safety podcasts. I'm rosemarie barton chief political correspondent for cbc news. And i'm of mood. Culture writer for busby. I'm off to watch the crown now for the rest of the day. See becky nagoya. Your betsy then for more. Cbc podcasts go to cbc dot ca slash podcasts..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Current

The Current

03:00 min | 7 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Current

"Fires burning in so many different areas and right now is the time to get those under control a warning candidates chief public health officer. Dr teresa tam. Those fires are cases of covid rising across the country and manitoba on saturday. A new single day record with fifteen deaths alberta and scotch win both reported record high number of cases as well on saturday so did ontario with almost sixteen hundred new cases. That number dropped to just over twelve hundred. Yesterday and severe cases across the country are increasing over the past week there were on average every day more than fourteen hundred people being treated in hospitals. Some areas of canada have seen that they now had to scale back on routine medical procedures because the hospital beds getting four. Much concern about icu. Capacity you have specialized medical resources personnel. And they're getting exhausted as well. Dr darren markland knows exactly what dr tamas is talking about. He's an intensive care. Physician and enough at royal alexandra hospital in edmonton dr good morning. Good morning you're about to head into a shift at the icu this morning. What do you think you'll be walking into well after the weekend. I think we're going to have and very important meetings about what. We're going to resource and staffer unit today and for this week. That's a big sigh as you start to answer that question. Well i think like Most canadians Were all a little tired of this But we also see what's coming and there are cells in the air already. I mean the first one hit because of thanksgiving. And we're waiting for the next one to hit because of halloween and so when you see exponential growth without a plan brings a lot of anxiety in the frontline healthcare workers. So when you say that you're going to need to have meetings around resource allocation tell me. What does that mean. What sort of decisions are you to have to make in the next few hours. So we have had a surge plan set up from the beginning of the pandemic. But it's one of these plans that It looks good on paper but is dependent on staffing and resources and hard decisions and so up until this point we've been running a full icu. But able to turn the patients over so that everyone gets the care they need but within this week next week. We're going to have to expand the icu in start drawing resources away from the laws We've already cut down elective surgeries to bring in more resources and prevent admissions. But we're going to have to do more. We'll have to reduce more surgeries. I take on take on more staff from other units and that process will have to continue as it does You start to get stretched a little thin and.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:02 min | 8 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KCRW

"Least two other pence. Aides have reportedly also tested positive in recent days. But Pence's office says he plans to maintain a schedule, saying the vice president is an essential worker and will comply was CDC guidelines. Democrat Joe Biden has no public events on his scheduled today. But he held to drive in rallies in Pennsylvania yesterday, the second one in Luzerne County, where he sought to put rest. President Trump's claims that he's pushing measures that air worsen the pandemic itself. I'm not going to shut down the economy, I'm going to shut down the virus and build economy. But he says the economy cannot move forward without getting control of the virus. More than 57 million ballots have already been cast in the presidential election. In most states, election workers can begin processing ballots in advance, but not in some key states. As NPR's Sam Greenglass reports, some states have passed new rules to account for the delusion ballots that election clerks will need to sort through this year. But in states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, election workers can't begin processing ballots until election day. That means the work of opening envelopes verifying signatures and removing secrecy is we use can't happen until the last minute and in swing states where the final margins might be really close, That may mean it takes a while to know who won. The president has warned of a national crisis should the result not be decided on election night, But election experts say delays in no way suggests a problem with the integrity of the vote. Sam Greenglass. NPR NEWS Washington The Senate reconvenes today, one day before it's expected to confirm Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Just over a week until the election day, NPR's Amy held. Reports of Republicans are planning a preliminary vote this afternoon to end debate on the nomination. A simple majority is all that's needed to confirm Barrett and the numbers are in Republicans favor despite Democrats objections with minority leader Chuck Schumer, calling it naked opportunism, a transparent Cynical last ditch grab for power. And, of course, the continuation of their shameful lock steps of servants to President Trump Vice President Mike Pence, who presides over the Senate says he will be in the chamber for tomorrow's expected confirmation vote. And I'm gonna be in the chair because I wouldn't miss that vote for the World Pen spoke at a rally in Florida yesterday before news emerged that his top aide, a close contact had tested positive for covert 19. Amy held NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. Francis recalled its ambassador to Turkey after Turkish President Erdogan insulted his French counterpart by questioning the mental health of President Emmanuel Macron. Crone is pledging to crack down on what he calls Islamist separatism following the beheading of a civics teacher who had shown students caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. Another warning from Canada's top doctor, Dan Carpenter, Chuck reports as cases of the Corona virus surge, she's expressing concern that the number of pandemic related hospitalizations and deaths will increase dramatically. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr Teresa Tam, is painting a bleak future is the second wave of the Corona virus brings the national death toll towards 10,000. Warning comes as two provinces report single day highs in the number of cases of covert 19, Ontario and says Catch one. Tom says the number of daily deaths and hospitalizations has increased dramatically from six weeks ago. But she says she fears worse is yet to come because of the lag time behind the number of reported cases, and there's severe impacts already, as many as 20% of those in hospital are in intensive care. Health experts say. Unless something has done to curb the second wave, the virus will grow exponentially. And there would be more people with severe symptoms for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpet Chuck in Toronto for answers, says named 13 New cardinals, including Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D. C. Gregory is now set to become the first African American cardinal following the pope's announcement today from his studio window to those gathered in ST Peter's Square..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:02 min | 8 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"At least two other pants. Aides have reportedly also tested positive in recent days, but Pence's office. Says he plans to maintain a schedule, saying the vice president is an essential worker and will comply was CDC guidelines. Democrat Joe Biden has no public events on his scheduled today, but he held to drive in rallies in Pennsylvania yesterday, the second one in Luzerne County. Well, he's not to put arrest President Trump's claims that he's pushing measures that air worsen the pandemic itself. I'm not going to shut down the economy, I'm going to shut down the virus and build the economy says the economy cannot move forward without getting control of the virus. More than 57 million ballots have already been cast in the presidential election. In most states, election workers can begin processing ballots in advance, but not in some key states. As NPR's Sam Greenglass reports, some states have passed new rules to account for the delusion ballots that election clerks will need to sort through this year. But in states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, election workers can't begin processing ballots until election day. That means the work of opening envelopes verifying signatures and removing secrecy is we use can't happen until the last minute and in swing states where the final margins might be really close, That may mean it takes a while to know who won. The president has warned of a national crisis should the result not be decided on election night, But election experts say delays in no way suggests a problem with the integrity of the vote. Sam Greenglass. NPR NEWS Washington The Senate reconvenes today, one day before it's expected to confirm Amy Cockney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Just over a week until the election day. NPR's Amy held reports of Republicans are planning a preliminary vote this afternoon to end debate on the nomination. Simple majority is all that's needed to confirm Barrett and the numbers are in Republicans favor despite Democrats objections with minority Leader Chuck Schumer, calling it naked, opportunism, transparent, cynical. Last ditch grab for power. And, of course, the continuation of their shameful lock steps of servants to President Trump. Vice President Mike Pence, who presides over the Senate says he will be in the chamber for tomorrow's expected confirmation vote. And I'm going to be in the chair because I wouldn't miss that vote for the World Pen spoke at a rally in Florida yesterday before news emerged that his top aide, a close contact. Tested positive for covert 19. Amy held NPR news and you're listening to NPR news. Francis recalled its ambassador to Turkey after Turkish President Erdogan insulted his French counterpart by questioning the mental health of President Emmanuel Macron. Crone is pledging to crack down on what he calls Islamist separatism following the beheading of a civics teacher who had shown students caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed. Another warning from Canada's top doctor, Dan Carpenter. HQ reports As cases of the Corona virus surge, she's expressing concern that the number of pandemic related hospitalizations and desk will increase dramatically. Canada's chief public health officer, Dr Teresa Tam, is painting a bleak future is the second wave of the Corona virus brings the national death toll towards 10,000. Her warning comes as two provinces report single day highs in the number of cases of covert 19, Ontario and Saskatchewan. Tom says the number of daily deaths and hospitalizations has increased dramatically from six weeks ago. But she says she fears worse is yet to come because of the lag time behind the number of reported cases, and there's severe impacts already, as many as 20% of those in hospital are in intensive care. Health experts say. Unless something is done to curb the second wave, the virus will grow exponentially, and there will be more people with severe symptoms for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpet Chuck in Toronto for answer says named 13 New cardinals, including Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D. C. Gregory is now set to become the first African American cardinal following the pope's announcement today from his studio window to those gathered in ST Peter's Square..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:36 min | 8 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The three winners will share $1.1 million. Rob Stein. NPR News Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, arrives in Japan on Monday evening local time. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from soul that he is there for a meeting of the quandary lateral security dialogue with his counterparts from Japan, India and Australia. Australian media report that the meeting will discuss reducing reliance on China in supply chains involving raw materials and technology. It will also address what China's critics say is disinformation that the country puts out Vata gender contrasts with the group's claims that they're not targeting China Beijing warned last week of the group becoming an exclusive clique aimed at third parties. Pompeo was originally to visit South Korea and Mongolia to on this trip, but he decided to shorten the visit after President Trump tested positive for the Corona virus. Anthony Kun. NPR NEWS SOUL You're listening to NPR news. Canada's chief public health officer says the country is running out of time to prevent a major resurgence of the Corona virus. As Dan Carpenter reports, Dr Teresa Tam says the chance to avoid a virus comeback narrows with each passing day. Sam says, Unless all Canadians make the tough choices to reduce social contacts and maintain layers of personal protection's at all times, it won't be enough to prevent a large resurgence. Times comments comes Canada's two largest provinces, Ontario and Quebec record spikes in the daily number of covert 19 cases. She says the growth is already stretching local public health of laboratory resources. In Ontario, for example, more than 91,000 people are awaiting test results. Ontario has announced tighter restrictions in some hot zones. Next weekend is also Thanksgiving in Canada, and Tam is urging people to plan ahead, keep gathering small and even up for virtual Thanksgiving dinners instead of in person gatherings for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpet check in Toronto The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression south of Jamaica is gaining strength and is likely to become a tropical storm later today. It could move into the Gulf of Mexico and take aim at the U. S Coast next weekend. California wildfires have now scored more than four million acres in the state this season. One of the newest, the glass fire north of San Francisco, has burned more than 100 Square Miles. It's burning near the August complex fire in Northern California, which has charged more than 1500 square miles. That's only a little more than half contained. Cal Fire officials say 31 people have died this year because of wildfires..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:56 min | 8 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on KCRW

"The three winners will share $1.1 million. Rob Stein. NPR News Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, arrives in Japan on Monday evening local time. NPR's Anthony Koon reports from soul that he is there for a meeting of the quandary lateral security dialogue with his counterparts from Japan, India and Australia. Australian media report that the meeting will discuss reducing reliance on China in supply chains involving raw materials and technology. It will also address what China's critics say is disinformation that the country puts out Vata agenda contrasts with the group's claims that they're not targeting China Beijing warned last week of the group becoming an exclusive clique aimed at third parties. Pompeo was originally to visit South Korea and Mongolia to on this trip, but he decided to shorten the visit after President Trump tested positive for the Corona virus. Anthony Kun. NPR NEWS SOUL You're listening to NPR news. Canada's chief public health officer says the country is running out of time to prevent a major resurgence of the Corona virus as Dan Carbon CHUCK reports, Dr Teresa Tam says the chance to avoid a virus comeback narrows with each passing day. Sam says, Unless all Canadians make the tough choices to reduce social contacts and maintain layers of personal protection's at all times, it won't be enough to prevent a large resurgence. Times comments comes Canada's two largest provinces, Ontario and Quebec record spikes in the daily number of covert 19 cases. She says the growth is already stretching local public health and laboratory resources. In Ontario, For example, more than 91,000 people are awaiting test results. Ontario has announced tighter restrictions in some hot zones. Next weekend is also Thanksgiving in Canada, and Tam is urging people to plan ahead, keep gathering small and even up for virtual Thanksgiving dinners instead of in person gatherings for NPR news. I'm Dan Carpet Chuck in Toronto. The National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression south of Jamaica is gaining strength and is likely to become a tropical storm later today. It could move into the Gulf of Mexico and take aim at the U. S Coast next weekend. California wildfires have now scored more than four million acres in the state this season. One of the newest, the glass fire north of San Francisco, has burned more than 100 Square Miles. It's burning near the August complex fire in Northern California, which has charged more than 1500 square miles. That's only a little more than half contained. Caliph IRA officials say 31 people have died this year because of wildfires. Corbett Coleman NPR news Support for NPR comes from the little market offering artisan made goods and home to core with the commitments of Fair Trade, a nonprofit founded by women to empower female artisans and marginalized communities around the world more at the little market dot com and the.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

01:39 min | 9 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"This's house call for health. We know that being in close contact with someone else increases the risk of spreading covert 19. But what about the most intimate contact of all sex On this front? There's good news and bad news. Health experts do not believe the virus can pass from one person to another through sexual activity. But the leading medical doctor in Canada says One sure way to spread. It is by kissing. Chief public health officer Dr Teresa Tam suggests Canadians should skip the kissing part since the virus can easily jump from mouth to mouth and she offers thes lovemaking tips. Consider wearing a mask and generally avoid face to face contact. She's not talking about your spouse or domestic partner, but those who venture outside their personal cove it bubble Canada has seen over 130,000 covert cases, but over 9000 deaths, both far less than the U. S. For more on the Corona virus. Goto fox news, health dot com House called for Health on Lisa Brady Fox needs I Heart radio goes one on one with the Edge and Bono from YouTube to reveal a surprising musical idol who they share the veggies are the most extraordinary, gifted. I mean, this is a I can't listen to the lady is too much for me. It's too strong feeling they're up there with the Beatles for May. What's so weird about it? Is that when we were 17 18, we couldn't listen to them because we hated all that kind of music Certain point as a songwriter and his artist, you actually wake up go. Okay. I understand why we didn't like it then. But it's absolutely brilliant. Just the quality of the melodies, the production and we consider self match of our structures, but we have been undone..

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

03:36 min | 9 months ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"The Vandiver inhabit a grace and dinner at the Tidewater grille in right there on the Susquehanna. John and Westminster's Our Contestant, John Lecture pressure day, because if you don't win this six pack of black bottoms Chuck gets the leftovers, so we want to make sure the maintains his felt can't let that happen will happen. Didn't want to feel like a crumb. I think that's the third weekend. He's used that folks, You know if it works for you, and he's going to keep using it until he finds it works for some circumstance somewhere Well, he'll use that dad jokes. People say that's so funny. I'm going to stop you going to go on the low. Just so funny. Second or less. Really, You know, I used to work in a big reason Pilot. No, I didn't know I took the bread pilot over there. All right. Where is that cannon when you need it? Washington and Lee University professor is asking Russian President Vladimir Putin poison President Trump professor will, Dudley said in the class recently in order to promote world peace and save the world from climate crisis and disaster. Putin should poison Trump. Just like he does somebody it was other citizens. Story to a rich college student, One of eight arrested Black lives matter, Violence and writing in Manhattan on Friday night, Clara Cremer is a student at Rice University. She was arrested with other BLM writers. Robberies. Parents. One fathers of psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia and mother is an architect of prestigious Manhattan firm The family purchased $2 million apartment on the Upper East Side. Also rich kid, did you see, the headline said Crabber Got pinched. Story is so sad. Canada's top doctor as an advice of might not go over world everyone, Dr Teresa Tam says. People should wear a mask during sex as the pandemic continues. Danger Master, not relations between husbands and wives. Our regular living partners with those meeting up with a new lover is a mask might be the way to go. Freddy Krueger mask Clear Krever. Sometimes you get to bask in case falls off story. One. Washington LEE professor says Putin should poison trump Story to wealthy New York colleges student arrested at the riots. And then the story three. A top doctor says Mask up during hookup, John, You're going to go last. We'll start with I'll go with 11 for one, Bruce Yeah, I think two is Israel. I think I saw something about this. So I think to is really I think that three I know Israel by elimination personal research. No, it's actually posted her so well. Oh, so its story number one news story coming through two and three. John. I have to go with one. John has to go with one and one. It is indeed that is our fake news story of the day..

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Aid programs, partisan politics and the path forward: A dispatch from Ottawa

The Big Story

07:06 min | 1 year ago

Aid programs, partisan politics and the path forward: A dispatch from Ottawa

"To Parliament Hill to get a sense of how the aid packages for Canadians have evolved. Since they were first announced. What's available now? What might or might not become available in the future and of course to see if our MP's have figured out the mute button yet. I though I will mute Claire so that she can give you everything. You need to be up to date today. Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr Teresa. Tam says the spread of Cova. Nineteen is slowing in Canada. But the number of deaths is on the rise and she says that's because of outbreaks at long term care homes more than three quarters of the deaths are linked to those facilities. She also talked about testing capacity two weeks ago. She said she believes the country could do sixty thousand tests a day but lately Canada's been averaging twenty eight thousand tests a day she says provinces can help by extending the criteria for who can get tested British Columbia's laid out some plans for easing restrictions around Kovic nineteen starting next weekend. The province is allowing group gatherings of more than six people as long as no one is showing any symptoms of the virus. Also this month. Some businesses in BC will be allowed to reopen including hair salons retail stores museums libraries and some restaurants Dr Bonnie Henry the Provinces Health Officer says BC has put the brakes on the outbreak. But they're not through it yet and Antero Premier Doug Ford says the provinces moving with cautious optimism in the reopening of garden centres nurseries and hardware stores. Ontario's still not technically in its first phase of restarting the economy which was outlined a few weeks ago and the emergency orders have been extended until may nineteenth as of Wednesday evening sixty three thousand four hundred and ninety six cases of Cova Nineteen in Canada with four thousand three hundred and fifty seven deaths and I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings and this is the big story. Cormac McSweeney is the Parliament Hill reporter for city news for Rogers Radio and every once in a while for us and he's working from home and so am I so Forgive the toddler noises. But how are YOU DOING CORMAC? I'm doing all right surviving like everyone else's in isolation well and we're not the only ones doing this now so my first question is just tell me how virtual parliament for the first time ever is going. Well it's been interesting. I mean as you know there have been some troubles some growing pains as MP's and the House of Commons tries to switch to this Basically a really large zoom meeting and they're actually using a version of the zoom platform to host all of this So there have been a lot of troubles as people. Try to figure it out. There were connectivity issues where people were losing their connection and that's unfortunately just a fact of life with a lot of Mp's living in rural areas of the country and not having the same Same sort of connection as you would have. Let's say in Toronto or Ottawa? A lot of 'em. Ps You know figuring out the mute button figuring out the translation button as well because every time somebody doesn't hit the right button it seems to have to pause proceedings to try and deal with it but overall. I think it's been working out all right Aside from the technical hiccups that they've had I it seems to be rolling along smoothly in terms of having MP's MP's question The Prime Minister and different cabinet ministers and I will note as well that this is not technically a sitting of the House of Commons. It's technically a sitting of this special Cova Nineteen Committee that involves every MP and the reason why point that out is because there's there's a difference of procedure so we don't have the normal question period where Thirty SECONDS OF FOUR QUESTION. Thirty seconds for an answer instead because it's a committee. Mp's get about five minutes to question. Whatever minister or the Prime Minister And they can ask as many questions within that time period and the rule of thumb. Is You answer? Just as long as the question has gone on for and so it really does allow for a lot more of a substantial debate and a substantial questioning of the cabinet. Because if you WANNA get a lot of information out of a cabinet minister keep your question short and just squeeze as as many as you can with a five minute period. So what is the tone of those questions and this sitting been lake because to an observer it does seem Less like the. We're all in this together tone That we had six weeks ago. You know when all the aid packages were coming together. Yeah you hit it right there You know at the start of all of this. It seemed like there was going to be no criticism for the Trudeau government right away because this was an unprecedented time and unprecedented measures had to be taken but slowly over the last number of weeks. We've seen The Conservative Party. Start this off where they started questioning the programs being put forward by the government and in a very public fashion. I would say that for the virtual sitting themselves. The tone is actually quite different than what we've seen from the news conference as being held by the individual parties the tone on these Virtual sittings in and these. Qna's that are happening is actually quite different. From the grandstanding and showmanship you normally expect out of question period. In fact everyone's a little bit more toned down and there's I it's much more substantial questioning There's a lot more information coming out. And I think that's a great thing It really shows that without the theatrics that we normally get in question period There can be a good conversation to be had between opposing sides in the House of Commons. But outside of the virtual sittings exactly as we were discussing You know there's been more criticism for the Trudeau. Government people are exposing the gaps in some of the programs that have been announced. And we're really seeing the ideological differences for how we should be dealing with this pandemic at this time and the Conservatives have started raising more and more of opposition to the conservatives add to the true liberals rather as every week has gone on. So it'll be interesting to see where we go from here because up until may twenty fifth were working on a system of Just having one weekly in person a in the House of Commons and then to virtual sittings But the Conservatives for awhile now have been pushing for as many as four in-person sittings each week And so as we approach may twenty fifth Towards the end of this month there'll be more conversations between the opposition parties and the government about how we proceed from here because there's still a lot to do and You know June is when normally parliament would break towards the end of June For the summer break but With this pandemic ongoing and with it being such a fluid situation. I imagine we might see some more unprecedented changes to the procedures of parliament as we move forward and continue to deal with with this pandemic.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

Party Lines

07:35 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

"Behind them at fifteen what a gap right and then in the middle of all of this I think for example about the sheer comments about the having to roll back the benefits because they might be discouraging work and I just couldn't help but think that some of the members of the party might be watching Andrew Shears press conferences and interviews and going sit down. You're rocking the boat. Like there's there's there's a certain level of that the caucus can just vote to get rid of him at any point and appointed leader to get through this. Why don't they well? I don't know that that would be better at this point and I'm not sure that they can handle the upheaval because of the pandemic and I will say this although there those. Those numbers exist I think it would be normal In most countries there's a couple of exceptions but most countries we see that leaders are Doing well in public opinion polls because they are handing out locked the money and keeping people safe and all that Kinda stuff so some of that is is just sort of a normal reaction to something like this And I think that Andrew Scheer has has performed well and the party has performed. Well in some instances we've talked about it whether it be the you know the the C. R. B. itself which they helped to improve student aid which they wanted some changes to improve every piece of legislation. They've contributed to in some way But if if you put another person as the figurehead of the party at a time a crisis moment I don't think the figurehead has any more ability to take a clear position on anything or paint the party into a corner. Then Andrew Scheer. Does I think the problem for the party is is the issues that they wanted to talk about. As as you start at this off about what the party would look like what how big their tent could get. Who was going to be a conservative. What was The economy going start looking like under the Conservative Party. How would they get the government? How would they get the country out of deficit? All those questions are now sort of way. Bigger and And maybe not conversations that are currently being had inside the leadership race. It doesn't seem to me anyway for me. One substantial way that depend DEMOC has changed races. These scanners are at some point going to have to talk about economic policy in ways. They may not have had to before right like you. It was conceivable that they could get through the whole race without having to detail what their economic values might be and blessed the Conservatives. Were writing this. I've seen few them. Sean SPEAR COMES TO MIND Public Policy Forum He's been writing about how conservatives writ large are going to have to rethink or give some new ideas about what being a conservative looks like in terms of being responsive to a crisis. Like this idea that aren't just built around being people who like belt-tightening so if you're conservative I think it's fair that you demand your next leader in kind of tell you how they're going to guide the party through that. Yeah I think I think you're right. An and in a time when it is government money keeping people companies And the country alive. That is a really difficult position for most conservatives. Ideologically right they are. They are for less government in people's lives and so because of the nature of how this is unfolded. They have had to invest and support Government aid and government intervention. Because that's the only way this will work. But after at some point as we talked about in the other segment when this slows down there has to be a way to have a conversation about how what that looks like going forward In the country and the Conservatives are well placed to bring forward the other part of that argument and that's what makes me a little worried for the country? Frankly Because you need to have a really strong opposition party. They need to be having a strong race where they are debating ideas and talking about things so that when we get to a quieter moment in this they can really put up some different interesting fundamentally challenging ideas against the government that is their job. That is what Canadians should want from them. And given that. They haven't even had one debate yet between these four candidates. It's it's worrying. It's worrying for the future of that party for the future of how democracy is supposed to work here. I know that sounds maybe too dramatic but for me it is worrying. I think every Canadian political parties to be strong When they are functioning and and I worry that the pandemic has done some damage to the Conservative Party. Yeah I don't think that's I don't think this at all I think the stakes for the party is especially in an environment like this but also the stakes for democracy in general are pretty high. We talk about know an absence of some of the serious rid of substantial ideas a couple of weeks ago. I don't know what time is anymore. Maybe a week ago two weeks ago. Dirk Sloan. Who STILL WHO's. Who's in the race. He's the first time? Mp In one of the two social conservatives left in the race he criticized Dr Teresa Tam in a way. That didn't sit right with a lot of people didn't also didn't sit right with a lot of people in his own party. Some Ontario Peas voted to threatened him with expulsion and the only MP to standbys loney was Erin O'Toole one or the other people who are running against him in the race. That seemed like a play because the party uses preferential balloting to select a leader so whoever's slow and supporters twos number two. That could make a big difference but But it was like obviously sideshow. Who's obviously a sideshow from like the big topics that people care about right now which is like a might get through. This okay. Is that that sideshow. Can't be good for them no I. I don't think that that's a helpful conversation For the Party for inside the Party or even outside the party but it does represent some people in the party. And I don't mean that the comments that Derek. Sloan made about Dr Tom. Those were not acceptable. I'm talking about WHO's Sloan. represents in terms of social conservatives. Both him and Leslie. Lewis have raised a million bucks collectively so so there continues to be a part of the conservatives that are are are pushed and and supported by social conservatives and and that's that's important to hear from them You know there was. There was a moment last week where you could see why the conservative leadership race was good which was when the Liberal Party came out with their their gun policy to ban assault style rifles. Fifteen hundred of them in this country immediately through regulations and not legislation. And you could already see. The conversation shift Because of the leadership candidates who who put forward some ideas and some criticism on twitter and to me. That was like okay. Well that's that's an issue. Conservatives generally care a lot about and WanNa talk about and you could start to see that conversation happening. The problem is is that it's just not happening enough It it. It's just not talking about substantive things often enough and and that you know that maybe through no fault of their own But it's GonNa make it hard for people to decide well really by May Fifteenth in terms of memberships and then they have to wait until August. Two Mail in a ballot. But it's going to be hard for people to decide what the future's GonNa look.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Current

The Current

11:12 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Current

"Sinclair is a columnist with Winnipeg. Free Press Chachi Curl is executive director of the Angus Reid Institute. She is in Vancouver. Good morning to you all Marie. Let's start with you Dr Teresa Tam. The chief public health officer in this country delivered a little bit of positive news yesterday. Where is the light at the end of this tunnel? Well we don't know the date yet but the news was positive as you show in the prime minister's clip earlier that things seem to be slowing down but in the short term They are going to get a tiny bit Starker if I may say so. Essentially Public House agency reviewed their projections for the short term taking into account the very high death rate that we've seen in long term care harm whole homes mostly in Ontario in Quebec so essentially we've surpassed what the public health agency was predicting three weeks ago and at that time when when they released their first projections the death rate was two point two percent. It is now five point. Five percent and seventy nine percent of those deaths have happened in long term care residents so the numbers had to be reviewed. Take into account that more. People unfortunately are Falling victim of Kobe nineteen and so by next week. Canada should expect to see between thirty three hundred and thirty nine hundred deaths and between fifty three thousand in sixty seven thousand cases that being said though there the bit of good news was that Dr Tan reported that the the spread of the virus is very much slowing down in the country. Despite those those stark numbers that we're seeing so if the rate of the doubling of cases in Canada I if those were doubling story every three days a few weeks ago now it's every two weeks so that's good news in the sense that it's spreading less but the message was very much. We still need to do a lot more. Because we're not out of the woods. The Prime Ministership Claire. How difficult is it for? The prime minister to thread that needle politically he wants. People obviously to stay vigilant but people are looking for the good news because they want to get outside and they want to resume some sort of normal life so politically. How tricky is this for him? Yeah and don't forget to Canadians. Are looking down south and seeing this Thirty fractured United States dealing with it in various different ways. We have the Prime Minister's navigating a complicated issue in that it's very much tantamount to the ways of the Virus operates for all of us If individuals don't take responsibility that it's impossible for the collective to and of course. The prime minister is the head of that collective and we've got individual provinces who all have different experiences with the virus on the for example out here in Manitoba we're seeing single digit positive cases daily whereas in BC spiking Ontario They're seeing large amounts per been in long term care facilities and so the the experience is is that the prime minister has no jurisdiction in order to tell the problems is how to operate but can come out with things like tones or gestures or Specific directives but really the provinces have to deal with this on their own means. That means a whole lot of politics and a whole lot of backroom discussion than what we're really seeing is. We're seeing a lot of re- rhetoric used by the prime minister to try to navigate certain prime minister certain premieres and certain directions particularly in Quebec Ontario. Mary out I WANNA bring Shochu in a moment. But back to you. How does the Prime Minister do that? We'll be hearing from as I mentioned the premium Scotch coming up. They are getting set for some sort of reopening within the next couple of days the Education Minister from Quebec who was just on talking about reopening some schools in a couple of weeks time. How DOES THE PRIME MINISTER TRY TO OFFER GUIDANCE? But also respect provincial jurisdiction. Yeah you guns right in the sense that it is tricky first of all. It's all this is not his jurisdiction right reopening Retail stores schools how to deal with the healthcare aspect of all. This is not his jurisdiction. There's a limit to what he can say And the prime minister tried to come up with these general national guidelines that he agreed to with the provinces. But when you read those. They were pretty vague. It's essentially trying to make the cases go down and try and make sure that everyone has the right equipment to Stay safe and try to make sure that your hospitals and healthcare institutions can can care for these people. But there's not a whole lot he can do. The trick is yes that you want to provide modeling because people are asking quite aggressively when this will end rightly so but there's also first of all the risk of being wrong which unfortunately the candidate public health agency has been twice Twice their modeling has been proven wrong when when we actually got to the date where they had projected the number of cases or death and we have surpassed them and there's also the risk that if you give him good news while people get a little bit too optimistic and the essentially stop Listening to the public health measures and then things go south. So it's a difficult balancing act and it's not really in the prime minister's Court if I may say it's up to the provinces and as we see and we're going to discuss well they have a very different approach to it and it remains to be seen whose approach will be the safest one in the end curl. You have been polling. Stir crazy nation. How eager do you think are to see these restrictions lifted so it's a balancing act between that cabin fever factor And depending on where you are in the country and what the weather's like in the country and I can tell you on the west coast. It's been very nice indeed Then people do want to get outside the do understand the need in the imperative for businesses to be able to survive. And so the reopening. Or you know the so-called return to normal or lifting of restrictions Does depend on on that. And it's an argument that holds sway but ultimately ultimately what you're seeing is a country that is airing on the side of caution. Overall people are of the view that restrictions should be lifted slowly. They should be lifted between sometime between sort of you know the the end of May and the end of June and that they themselves when their own provincial governments do start to open things up particularly when it comes to commerce schools. A return to work They're saying you know what I'm not going to be all that Eager to necessarily jump back into my normal life just because it's okay to do so for many Canadians. The idea of getting back onto transit to to work going to the gym going to the hairdresser. It D- it just feels really daunting especially when you've got Canadians who have been listening to their public. Health OFFICIALS IN THEIR PROVINCES. Four weeks hammering home. The message that staying home is the safest thing to do. It's actually going to take some coaxing on the other side to to feel like okay. Things really are safe but I want to say this and started to go there. Which is this story is very much. A regional story in a provincial story. Canada's not monolithic across the country on this the Quebec government is able to start taking some steps in the direction of opening things up because quebecers are among the most eager to see things opened up and as well as the prairie is. If you look at what's going on it's a schedule and a Manitoba public opinion. There says. Open it up right away sooner than later. Much more than it's likely to say. Wait indefinitely or wait for months and months so it really is a matter of what are people ready for where they live the other part of this bringing back in a moment. But we've been talking about some of the other data that you have around the toll. This is taking and particularly on on our mental health. Indeed and you were talking about this yesterday on the show. I've been talking about it since since we released our big report on this earlier in the week on Monday look Canadians. are are feeling quite squash and flattened by fifty percent say that their mental health has worsened since the effects of the pandemic took cold. So whether that's been the result of the shutdown and having to stay home the result of of losing work losing a job or certainly just the uncertainty around the public health aspect of it. But it's not just about money. It's not just money. That's driving that anxiety. A lot of it has to do with. What's your situation at home? Are you in a situation where you're getting along? Okay with your spouse your parent your kid's whoever it is that you are home with but the overall when we think about the words and we asked Canadians. What are the words you would use to describe how you're feeling at the moment and over the last couple of weeks worry is at the top of that list? Anxiety is at the top of that list. Boredom is there but you know gratitude is there as well and your province are people Chomping at the bit to get things reopened. Yeah well we. We don't have unlike schedule when we don't have a firm plan although or suspected to simply copy with Scotch one's doing or repeat it which is to open dentist office. Healthcare providers may fourth and then may nineteen hair salons and other kind of shopping places. I mean it's no surprise that in Quebec. The very first places that people are looking at opening is schools or elementary schools daycares because frankly referring to You know she's mental health. I think people are fulltime parenting and when I say. Fulltime like a fulltime fulltime parenting and having to also cover things like education schooling. So there's kind of this I think there's this Stressor of being We live in a society in which people work outside the home for the most part. And and that's where the money is earned it so now. They're forced to do the job with teachers and then also do job of also parenting on top of their already existing workloads and so that's more the mental health comes in and we're also seeing some stressors in terms of the effects of on relationships and there's been a spike in homes coming on the market from You know young couples for example. So we're seeing the split rates and also the issues of domestic violence increasing Not to Manitoba but also nationally and so. There's there is a stressful and mental health. That I think people are urging because it's a new normal and it's a new challenge for people's everyday life and routine therefore I think people are itching for come back more aggressively due to that but the bottom line of it is is that in provinces like Manitoba It's going to be kind of looking like You know two steps forward one step back. And then assessing as each each Restriction.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

09:05 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Big Story

"I think it's become pretty clear to everyone by now. Self-isolation in this pandemic means dramatically different things different people at one end of the spectrum. There are the clueless celebrities making videos. About how their mansions feel like jail at the other end obviously are people who don't have a home to. Hashtag stay home and I'm much closer to one end on the other. Have a house and it has everything I need. I'm fine but there are people who at a glance. Have the exact same thing. I do. A house yard a family enough groceries but who are in real danger right now for some people. The home is not a safe place even in the best of times of course a depressing proportion of women as well as men are at risk of abuse or worse from their partners. And that's at the best of times when it's a lot easier to leave a dangerous situation as you may be aware these are not the best of times and it's not easy to leave anyone or to go anywhere so what options to people who are living in abusive situations now have what's being done to help. How can we find ways to get them out of their homes when nobody is supposed to leave? There's our guest. Today has reported on this issue for a long time and she will help us explain the crisis that so many. Canadians find themselves caught in right now but first we have to give you a quick roundup of what you need to know about. Kovic in Canada today and clear. Brisard will do that now. The cove in nineteen death toll in Canada has now surpassed one thousand however. There is some cautious optimism from Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr Teresa Tam who says the spread does appear to be slowing down. She says in late. March cases were doubling every three days and now they're doubling every ten days or so but as we've heard from so many people Dr Teresa. Tam Says we cannot let go of our physical distancing measures just yet Justin Trudeau has announced that the government is expanding the list of people who are eligible to receive the emergency response benefit. If you earn a thousand dollars or less a month you'll now be able to apply for the C. E. R. B. If you were expecting a seasonal job that isn't coming because of covert nineteen you will now be able to apply. And if you've run out of e I since January first you can now apply for the C. E. R. B. as well although British Columbia has managed to flatten the curve. The province is extending its state of emergency for another two weeks. It will also be releasing more modeling of cases on Friday and premier. John Horgan has hinted that it'll show more progress for the province. Ontario is still seeing hundreds of new cases every day but the chief medical officer says it is possible that the province is passed the peak of the outbreak. There were four hundred ninety four new cases in Ontario on Wednesday and two hundred and twenty one of those have been linked to long-term care homes in the US President. Donald Trump says he is cutting US payments to the World Health Organization during the pandemic. He's accusing the organization of failing to do enough to stop the virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China Canada's International Development Minister says Canada is disappointed in this move as of Wednesday evening at twenty eight thousand three hundred and seventy nine cases of Cova nineteen in Canada with one thousand and seventy deaths Jordan Heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Sarah Boast Feld is a writer and a reporter a sometimes guest host of this. Podcast is Sarah. Hello Jordan. How are you is that a question? You're asking you know these guys. That's how we start. Now Yeah Yeah and I think like it used to be a very simple answer. It's complicated right. You know. Everyone's healthy in our home. Everyone's safe so we're that is something. I'm going to be really grateful for and trying to keep perspective every day. Yeah how about you how are you doing? I'm doing well I'm also safe and you know my home has everything I need. And like. I said in the INTRO that That makes me lucky. So we're here to talk about People who who are not safe in their homes even though it might look like they have everything. Why don't you just start off for those of us? Who are lucky enough to not Have dealt with this in a normal situation when there is no pandemic. How would someone Plan to escape an abusive situation. Well I think at the best of times people who are in abusive situations at its take them a long time to get the not only the courage but also just that perspective that okay. This is really not a a situation. I am safe anymore. My family is safe in anymore A lot of Women in particular there are men some men who abuse to primarily women. You know they. They choose to live with it for a long time. And there's a lot of psychological manipulation that happens is a lot of Mind Games you know. Often it will be you know. Their actual safety has been threatened in an incident or are few where they decide that. It's time to try to leave and what they might do. Is You know. Make call while they're at work on a phone like their office lying or go meet with a trusted friend and a coffee shop or physically. Go seek out resources at a sexual assault centre or shelter or any of the other resources that we have in our communities as we know now. That's that's there are a lot of options that are not available to these women now amidst this covert nineteen pandemic you. How does any of that work? Now I mean are some measures of these things still available for people who need help will yes. The shelter systems. Thank God are considered essential services. So they are open they are helping women who are in abusive situations and and also I think about this just in my own life. Thank goodness to that. Technology is advanced as it is because we do have video chat. We do have texts. We do have email who do have social media. We have lots of ways that we can check in and help one another and certainly these organizations that are trained and equipped to help. These women are have those resources. Well now The dark side of technologies availability. All the time is that there is some monitoring that goes on by abusers. Will we'd women's tax listen in on phone calls or skype calls or something so that's a danger as well and I mean we could talk about the dangers Jordan that are amplified when you're at home all the time with an abuser 'cause I just described you know you can. You can make that safe phone call at work. You can like go. Meet up with a friend in person so that you're not being monitored maybe or you don't have like a paper trail of things that this abuser could could get his hands on You know and then you have a reason to leave the house exactly and I mean our on the supposed to be leaving the house when we are getting exercise and maybe you end up on a family walk right in. You're not alone You know and it could be really really difficult because also like that is a hallmark of abuse to is isolation right like so abuse women are already considered already experiencing isolation before. We've all been asked as a public service. Public Health Act to collectively stay home and isolate ourselves like even that term is used now in common parlance talking about Cova but yeah it gets an isolating experience to be abused and there's a lot of barriers. Now that are set up for you know for women to actually get help. So we've been at this Some of US for months. Some of US for longer. Do we have any idea how dangerous this lockdown has been for women in abusive situations in Canada? Yeah we ha- we do have a sense of dot and I you know I've been heartened to see a decent amount of media coverage about the increase in domestic violence You know statistics candidate is survey recently. Just sort of taking the temperature people's feelings You know around the impact of covert on their lives and one in ten women specifically reported that they are concerned about violence in the home. And I believe that. The wording was vague. It didn't say are you concerned about violence in your own home specifically so we don't really have a great picture from that but what we do know. Is that the fear is real and I've been talking with some Shelter Staff and administrators this week..

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COVID-19 and domestic violence: A meeting of two pandemics

The Big Story

09:05 min | 1 year ago

COVID-19 and domestic violence: A meeting of two pandemics

"I think it's become pretty clear to everyone by now. Self-isolation in this pandemic means dramatically different things different people at one end of the spectrum. There are the clueless celebrities making videos. About how their mansions feel like jail at the other end obviously are people who don't have a home to. Hashtag stay home and I'm much closer to one end on the other. Have a house and it has everything I need. I'm fine but there are people who at a glance. Have the exact same thing. I do. A house yard a family enough groceries but who are in real danger right now for some people. The home is not a safe place even in the best of times of course a depressing proportion of women as well as men are at risk of abuse or worse from their partners. And that's at the best of times when it's a lot easier to leave a dangerous situation as you may be aware these are not the best of times and it's not easy to leave anyone or to go anywhere so what options to people who are living in abusive situations now have what's being done to help. How can we find ways to get them out of their homes when nobody is supposed to leave? There's our guest. Today has reported on this issue for a long time and she will help us explain the crisis that so many. Canadians find themselves caught in right now but first we have to give you a quick roundup of what you need to know about. Kovic in Canada today and clear. Brisard will do that now. The cove in nineteen death toll in Canada has now surpassed one thousand however. There is some cautious optimism from Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr Teresa Tam who says the spread does appear to be slowing down. She says in late. March cases were doubling every three days and now they're doubling every ten days or so but as we've heard from so many people Dr Teresa. Tam Says we cannot let go of our physical distancing measures just yet Justin Trudeau has announced that the government is expanding the list of people who are eligible to receive the emergency response benefit. If you earn a thousand dollars or less a month you'll now be able to apply for the C. E. R. B. If you were expecting a seasonal job that isn't coming because of covert nineteen you will now be able to apply. And if you've run out of e I since January first you can now apply for the C. E. R. B. as well although British Columbia has managed to flatten the curve. The province is extending its state of emergency for another two weeks. It will also be releasing more modeling of cases on Friday and premier. John Horgan has hinted that it'll show more progress for the province. Ontario is still seeing hundreds of new cases every day but the chief medical officer says it is possible that the province is passed the peak of the outbreak. There were four hundred ninety four new cases in Ontario on Wednesday and two hundred and twenty one of those have been linked to long-term care homes in the US President. Donald Trump says he is cutting US payments to the World Health Organization during the pandemic. He's accusing the organization of failing to do enough to stop the virus from spreading when it first surfaced in China Canada's International Development Minister says Canada is disappointed in this move as of Wednesday evening at twenty eight thousand three hundred and seventy nine cases of Cova nineteen in Canada with one thousand and seventy deaths Jordan Heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Sarah Boast Feld is a writer and a reporter a sometimes guest host of this. Podcast is Sarah. Hello Jordan. How are you is that a question? You're asking you know these guys. That's how we start. Now Yeah Yeah and I think like it used to be a very simple answer. It's complicated right. You know. Everyone's healthy in our home. Everyone's safe so we're that is something. I'm going to be really grateful for and trying to keep perspective every day. Yeah how about you how are you doing? I'm doing well I'm also safe and you know my home has everything I need. And like. I said in the INTRO that That makes me lucky. So we're here to talk about People who who are not safe in their homes even though it might look like they have everything. Why don't you just start off for those of us? Who are lucky enough to not Have dealt with this in a normal situation when there is no pandemic. How would someone Plan to escape an abusive situation. Well I think at the best of times people who are in abusive situations at its take them a long time to get the not only the courage but also just that perspective that okay. This is really not a a situation. I am safe anymore. My family is safe in anymore A lot of Women in particular there are men some men who abuse to primarily women. You know they. They choose to live with it for a long time. And there's a lot of psychological manipulation that happens is a lot of Mind Games you know. Often it will be you know. Their actual safety has been threatened in an incident or are few where they decide that. It's time to try to leave and what they might do. Is You know. Make call while they're at work on a phone like their office lying or go meet with a trusted friend and a coffee shop or physically. Go seek out resources at a sexual assault centre or shelter or any of the other resources that we have in our communities as we know now. That's that's there are a lot of options that are not available to these women now amidst this covert nineteen pandemic you. How does any of that work? Now I mean are some measures of these things still available for people who need help will yes. The shelter systems. Thank God are considered essential services. So they are open they are helping women who are in abusive situations and and also I think about this just in my own life. Thank goodness to that. Technology is advanced as it is because we do have video chat. We do have texts. We do have email who do have social media. We have lots of ways that we can check in and help one another and certainly these organizations that are trained and equipped to help. These women are have those resources. Well now The dark side of technologies availability. All the time is that there is some monitoring that goes on by abusers. Will we'd women's tax listen in on phone calls or skype calls or something so that's a danger as well and I mean we could talk about the dangers Jordan that are amplified when you're at home all the time with an abuser 'cause I just described you know you can. You can make that safe phone call at work. You can like go. Meet up with a friend in person so that you're not being monitored maybe or you don't have like a paper trail of things that this abuser could could get his hands on You know and then you have a reason to leave the house exactly and I mean our on the supposed to be leaving the house when we are getting exercise and maybe you end up on a family walk right in. You're not alone You know and it could be really really difficult because also like that is a hallmark of abuse to is isolation right like so abuse women are already considered already experiencing isolation before. We've all been asked as a public service. Public Health Act to collectively stay home and isolate ourselves like even that term is used now in common parlance talking about Cova but yeah it gets an isolating experience to be abused and there's a lot of barriers. Now that are set up for you know for women to actually get help. So we've been at this Some of US for months. Some of US for longer. Do we have any idea how dangerous this lockdown has been for women in abusive situations in Canada? Yeah we ha- we do have a sense of dot and I you know I've been heartened to see a decent amount of media coverage about the increase in domestic violence You know statistics candidate is survey recently. Just sort of taking the temperature people's feelings You know around the impact of covert on their lives and one in ten women specifically reported that they are concerned about violence in the home. And I believe that. The wording was vague. It didn't say are you concerned about violence in your own home specifically so we don't really have a great picture from that but what we do know. Is that the fear is real and I've been talking with some Shelter Staff and administrators this week.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

02:27 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Front Burner

"In these documents late February early March is anybody talking about quarantines they do. They mentioned it as a way to address passengers arriving from China but they rule it out. They thought it would be best for people just to stay at home and do it without having to use the mechanisms of government. They didn't want to put that pressure on the public health resources in this country they. They just thought the best way to do. It was handled some of these pamphlets. Tell them you know you should sell vice late at home for fourteen days. But there was nothing backing that up. They weren't enforcing it through law. They were enforcing it through regulation. They were hoping that people would follow that guidance. So let's move then to what feels like an one eighty right like he was a government that for many months was talking about you know need for widespread quarantines no need for closing borders and then all of a sudden we start to see around middle of March essentially like an about face right on March sixteenth the federal government closes the border to all foreign nationals except Americans. We assured you that as the situation evolved our response would evolve to as the virus continues it spread. We've decided to take increasingly aggressive steps to keep you and your family safe candidate in the US. Also close our borders. Domestic flights are restricted in. What does that say to you? I mean I wanNA take you back to March thirteenth when Dr Teresa. Tam Recommends that Canadians not pursue non-essential travel outside of Canada. This means we during vacations going to sporting and entertainment events large international conferences on that very day. The prime minister is asked to bow closing the border with China and. He says that we didn't go that route. We were able to manage it in a way that that allowed for control and a non non spread of the virus that gives us confidence and March sixteenth. Everything changes so it's it's you get whiplash you know when you think about all this because the advice changes so dramatically in such a short time frame. It really is cause for concern. Why did the Public Health Agency of Canada? Not feel the need to warn the government and the ministers responsible for implementing policy earlier.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

09:47 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"How to improve that progresses dynamic do over as the pandemic stretches on. There may come a time when we need to distance a little differently. Our guest proposes a way to do that. Voice of experience as debate rages over the use of a malaria drug to fight. Kovac nineteen author Eden Robinson. This sharing some hard earned knowledge that drug can have some harrowing side effects when you coming home baby. Quebec father is anxiously waiting to meet his newborn because the hospital has barred new parents from coming in unless they're giving birth. If you build it for years customers at a Georgia restaurant have been stapling dollar bills to the walls. Now the restaurant's owner has painstakingly remove each one and donated the money to her out of work staff and off the beaten track. Many of us get angry when we're subjected to constantly blaring car horns for the guest tonight. Story from the archives decided to turn his rage into poetry and in the process he invented. Hongkou as it happens. The Thursday edition. Radio that guests every rose has its horn today. Justin Trudeau had a message for Canadians. Who are getting impatient for things to get back to normal. The prime minister was speaking. Shortly after federal health officials released the modeling. They're using to prepare for the different paths. The pandemic could take in the country. We're at a fork in the road. Between the best and the worst possible outcomes the best possible outcome is no easy path for any of us. The initial peak. The top of the curve may be in late spring with the end of the first wave in the summer as Dr. Tam explained there will likely be smaller outbreaks for number of months after that this will be the new normal until the vaccine is developed. But as we saw that is so much better than we could face all of us if we do not rise to the challenge of this generation. Prime Minister Trudeau is echoing the advice of Dr Teresa Tam. Today Canada's medical officer of Health told reporters that it will be some time before we can do without measures like handwashing social distancing and the mantra of test test test but dr. Tam acknowledged that one province Ontario has fallen behind when it comes to testing. Andre Picard is the health columnist at the Global Mail newspaper. We reached him in Montreal. And maybe learned today about best case in worst case scenarios for Canada. What role with better testing play in improving our odds well? Testing is really important because it will give us a sense of how many people have been infected. What the attack rate is the attack rate is how many people actually get sick. And we don't know that now we know who's gotten sick but we don't have an idea of how many people could get sick in the future. Why don't we know that? Why don't we have better testing well? Because we've had a shortage of tests for a bit and now we've just been sort of slow and it really depends on the providence. So being Canada things are very different from one jurisdiction to the next so some jurisdictions like alburto have been great with testing some lake. Ontario. Have have been terrible for reasons. We don't fully understand what and this has been a big criticism because we heard at the beginning from Ontario. That was on top of this With this was not going to be another SARS and yet we heard the premier yesterday saying he's there's no excuse for how bad are testing. What do we to make of that? Well his frustration. I think is justified. They said he wants to province doing thirteen thousand tests today. They're only doing the two thousand twenty five hundred now and it's it's not clear why anymore at first it was the lack of reagents so the chemicals and relax swabs so there's some technical issues but now it's not clear. What what the reason is attorney has a very bureaucratic public health system as a lot of people in charge of different things. And if you contrast it's eight to DC BC has been praised for the way it's handled. This is very clear. There's one person in charge in. It's one person. Running the show with a terrier has five or six people doing different things. I think it's a it's a technical issue. It's a structural issue but could people in Ontario be forgiven yesterday when they heard their premier. Say That Saying that they're only doing three thousand tests well having the capacity as he said to do thirteen thousand tests per day. 'cause they'd be forgiven for thinking that maybe that he has some responsibility for we'll there's a premier is the boss ultimately. I don't think he can go in the labs and do it. So I think he's been giving his blurb you know get stuff done and I think. He reached the end of his rope because again. It's not really clear why things aren't being done. There's not really any excuse for it anymore. Whatever we did have better testing. We seen places countries and districts that have done extensive testing and they seem to be places that have had the best results with the lowest numbers of cases and deaths. What what is it possible that Canada could go to that right where you have. Everybody tested the way. Most people tested the way they are in some places. Or It's possible you know we're not gonNA test every single person in the country but we can do much more extensive testing in Alberta a premier. Kenyon is the address. The other night said that they're going to really ramp up testing dramatically. So we're going to see what happens when Albert does does this. It's important because it'll tell people who are in the community who are with had the virus or who have it now but aren't sick and those are the people who are spreading elsewhere without us knowing so once you can surround them figure out who their contacts are. That's how you're really limited to spread. And that's countries like South Korea is the big tester. And that's what they've done very effectively as find out. Who has this and then stop them from spreading it to other people until you do that until you limit. The number of people to each infected persons Fred's to each continues. The numbers continue to rise. We spoke with adopter last night. Who said that he He is taking his lawn. Care home. A long long term care facilities for People coming in and he's taking in more patients he's trying he's done swabs he's trying to get them to us today. It said no no. We're not going to test those people. Can you appreciate how frustrated some of these facilities must be where there really are the frontlines these these nursing homes for for this disease? Well it is really really frustrating. The Long Term Care Homes. We know there at the highest risk of any part of society. We know that has two deaths in Canada have happened in long. Term Care Homes. There's really no reason that every single person in care should not be tested immediately and again. Quebec said it's GonNa do it Ontario promising to do it Alberta's doing it at B. C. Is doing it so it's starting to happen but it should have happened sooner. You have had a front row seat on this. You have studied in watched and written and considered just about everything about this pandemic. What could do better? What do you? What do you think what? What kind of group of a mark would you give our performance at this point where I think we're sort of middle of the pack? We could have acted sooner were. We're not very organized. There's different reactions in different parts of the country so it's hard to give an overall mark at different places have done better on on certain things and again we have. I think a real pension for incremental ISM in Canada. So we've brought in this these rules but it's not really clear what the rules are at any given place because they changed so marginally from day to day. I think we really have to have some structure and say listen. These are the rules. This is what social distancing we have to do. If we're going to get this you know. Bring this number down. This is how we're GONNA test and we have to pretty well do not exactly the same everywhere but have some consistency in our our approach. And again if you look at the countries that have done well. It's really clear. Lines of communication really clear actions on testing Really tracking down people who are infected in their contact relentlessly using things like cell phone contacts Alberta said. It's going to do that too but this is stuff we could have done much sooner. Sorta were a little bit slow all the time a little too cautious for our own good. You are in Quebec tonight. Despite all the testing the numbers show that Quebec has far more cases. So what do you tell us about that? Well I think Quebec had sort of a head start on this. As part of a great part of it is bad luck. Quebec had a much earlier. Marc break People from Quebec. You don't love to go to Florida one of the hot spots in the. Us Re brought back a lot of disease to Quebec very early. And it's still that's still being reflected in the numbers now. The flip side of that are Quebec. Was One of the first. Chatri crackdown to have public health measures. And I think what we're going to see have probably the first province to peak so we have to get to the gift to get to the worst before you can get better and they're predicting us gonNA come in the next couple of weeks and then numbers can start to fall. So that's that's the upside. It's not too great of upside because it's meeting thousands and thousands more cases but there's some light at the end of the tunnel is the premier said. All right we'll be following your work and thank you for what you're writing and what you're telling us about this disease and and thank you for coming on the show thank you. Andre Picard is the health columnist at the Globe and Mail newspaper. He spoke to us from Montreal.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

09:39 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Little differently. Our guest proposes await do voice of experience as debate rages over the use of a malaria drug to fight. Kovac nineteen author Eden Robinson is sharing some hard earned. That drug can have some harrowing side effects when you coming home baby. Quebec father is anxiously waiting to meet his newborn because the hospital has barred new parents from coming in unless they're giving birth. If you build it for years customers at a Georgia restaurant have been stapling dollar bills to the walls. Now the restaurant's owner has painstakingly removed each one and donated the money to her out of work staff and off the beaten track. Many of us get angry when we're subjected to constantly blaring car horns with the guest tonight. Story from the archives decided to turn his rage into poetry and in the process he invented. Hongkou as it happens the Thursday edition radio. That guesses every rose. Has Its horn today. Justin Trudeau had a message for Canadians. Who are getting impatient for things to get back to normal. The prime minister was speaking. Shortly after federal health officials released the modeling. They're using to prepare for the different paths. The pandemic could take in the country. We're at a fork in the road. Between the best and the worst possible outcomes the best possible outcome is no easy path for any of us. The initial peak. The top of the curve may be in late spring with the end of the first wave in the summer as Dr. Tom explained there will likely be smaller outbreaks for number of months after that this will be the new normal until vaccine is developed but as we saw that is so much better than we could face all of us if we do not rise to the challenge of this generation. Prime Minister Trudeau is echoing the advice of Dr Teresa Tam. Today Canada's medical officer of Health told reporters that it will be some time before we can do without measures like hand washing social distancing and the mantra of Test Test Test but Dr Tannock knowledge that one province Ontario has fallen behind when it comes to testing. Andre Picard is the health columnist at the Globe and Mail newspaper. We reached him in Montreal. Andrey we learned today about best case and worst case scenarios for Canada. What role would better testing play in improving our odds well? Testing is really important because it will give us a sense of how many people have been infected and what the attack rate is so the attack rate is how many people actually get sick and we don't know that now we know who's gotten sick but we don't have an idea of how many people could get sick in the future. Why don't we know that? Why don't we have better testing? Because we've had a shortage of tests for a bit and now we've just been sort of slow and it depends on the province so being Canada things are different from one jurisdiction to the next so some jurisdictions like Alberta have been great with testing some Mike Ontario. Have been terrible for reasons. We don't fully understand what and this has been a big criticism because we heard at the beginning from Ontario. That was on top of this With this was not going to be another SARS and yet we heard the premier yesterday saying he said there's no excuse for how better testing what what are we to make of that. Well his frustration. I think is justified. They said he wants to province doing thirteen thousand tests today. They're only doing the two thousand twenty five hundred now and it's it's not clear why anymore I. It was the lack of reagents so the chemicals in Brazil lack of Swab Risk. Some technical issues. But now it's not clear. What what the reason is a has a very bureaucratic public health system as a lot of people in charge of different things and if you contrast it's eight to DC BC has been praised for the way it's handled this very clear. There's one person in charge in. It's one person. Running the show in interior has five or six people doing different things. I think it's a it's a technical issue. It's a structural issue but people in Ontario. Be Forgiven yesterday. When they heard the premier say that and saying that they're only doing three thousand tests well having the capacity as he said to thirteen thousand tests per day. 'cause they'd be forgiven for thinking that maybe he has some responsibility for world premiere as the boss ultimately but I don't think he can go in the labs and do it so I think he's been giving his blurb you don't get stuff done and I think he. He reached the end of his rope because again. It's not really clear why things aren't being done. There's not really any excuse for it anymore. We did have better testing. We've seen places countries and districts that have done extensive testing and they seem to be places had the best results for the lowest numbers of cases and deaths. What what is it possible that Canada go to that right where you have? Everybody tested the way. Most people tested the way. They are in some places where it's possible you know we're not gonNA test every single person in the country but we can do much more extensive testing in Alberta Premier. Kenyon is the address. The other night said that they're going to really ramp up testing dramatically. So we're GonNa see what happens when Albert does does this and it's important because it'll tell us people who are in the community who are with had the virus or who have it now but aren't sick. Those are the people who are spreading elsewhere without us knowing so once you can surround them figure out who their contacts are. That's how you're really limit the spread and that's countries like South Korea is the big texture. And that's what they've done very effectively as find out who has this and stop them from spreading it to other people until you do that in to limit the number of people that each infected persons leads to issue continues to numbers. Continue to rise. We spoke with Dr Last night. Who said that he had He is taking his lawn care home. A long long term care facilities for people coming in and he's taking more patients he's trying he's done swabs. He's tried to get them tested. They said. No No. We're not going to test those people. Can you appreciate how frustrated some of these facilities must be where there really are the frontlines these these nursing homes for for this disease? Well it is really really frustrating for the long term care homes. We know what they're at the highest risk of any part of society. We know that half the deaths in Canada have happened in long term care homes. There's really no reason that every single person in care should not be tested immediately and again Quebec said. It's going to do it on Kiro promising to do it. Alberta's doing it at B. C. Is doing it so it is starting to happen but it should have happened sooner. You have had a front row seat on this. You have studied and watched and written and considered just about everything about this pandemic. What could do better what do you what do you think what. What Kinda Group of a mark would you give our performance at this point where I think we're sort of a middle of the pack? We could have acted sooner were. We're not very organized as different reactions in different parts of the country. So it's hard to give an overall mark. A different places have done better on on certain things and again we have. I think a real penchant for incremental ISM in Canada. So we've brought in this these rules but it's not really clear what the rules are at any given place because they changed so marginally from day to day. I think we really have to have some structure and say listen. These are the rules. This is what social distancing we'd have to do if we're going to get this bring this number down. This is how we're GONNA test and we have pretty well do not exactly the same everywhere but have some consistency in our or approach and again if you look at the countries that have done well. It's really clear. Lines of communication really clear actions on testing Really tracking down people who are infected in their contacts really relentlessly using things like cell phone contacts Alberta said. It's going to do that too but this is stuff we could have done much sooner. Sorta were a little bit slow all the time a little too cautious for good. You are in Quebec tonight. Despite all the testing the numbers show that Quebec has far more cases. So what do you tell us about that? Well I think Quebec had sort of a head start on this as part of a great part of it is just bad luck at a much earlier. Marc break People from Quebec love to go to Florida one of the hot spots in the US. We brought back a lot to disease to Quebec very early. And it's still that's still being reflected in the numbers now. The flip side of that are beck was one of the first Chatri crackdown to have public health measures. And I think what we're going to see probably the first province to peak so you have to get to the peak. You have to get to the worst before you can get better. And they're predicting that's gonNA come in the next couple of leaks in numbers and start to fall. So that's that's the upside. It's not too bright of upside because it's meeting thousands and thousands more cases that there's some light at the end of the tunnel as the premier said all right. We'll be following your work and thank you for what you're writing in what you're telling us about this disease and and thank you for coming on the show thank you. Andre Picard is the health columnist at the Globe and Mail newspaper. He spoke to us from Montreal.

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

Party Lines

10:18 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on Party Lines

"Hello I'm Rosemarie Barton. An element of do my mood and this party lines and of course the major story in Canadian politics is the same that is dominating the entire world right now. There are so many layers to this massive cogan nineteen pandemic story. And of course this week. I just want to take a look one thing just for the love of God focused on and want to talk about the tone that we're hearing for politicians. I've noticed a big shift in language that we're hearing from the Prime Minister and Health Minister Near. There's a definite shift in their language. I WanNa talk about the party's this week to the House of Commons. Got Back together in a very reduced form to pass the government's big cove in nineteen eight package for Canadians. They ran some trouble. So I want to look at what happened there and why it was so important for Canadians. An so dramatic anyway as always lawsuit dive into this week was do it. Lets you know. We all have people in our lives. Who were trying to talk to about social distancing for me. That person is my mom who is a very social person. Loves TO VISIT HER FRIENDS. And I keep being like mom this. This might not be the time to spend all that time outside to spend all the time. Visiting your friends and the prime minister has sort of been pleading with with with Canadians. The same way that have been pleading with my mom to just like stay. Stay inside to stay inside unless you absolutely have to go to the grocery store or something and and while I have not changed my tone with my mom. It's safe to say that the federal government kind of change the tone with Canadians a little bit this week. It sure did I. It's sort of like the way I did. Change My tone with my dad. When I said you can drive around in the car. You're not allowed to get out any more nothing nowhere. That's sort of what happened this week for the past week. We've been seeing this really genial kind of Cool tone from the from the government to get Canadians on board with social distancing. That's been on the advice of everyone's favourite public health official. Dr Teresa Tam. Is that just me now? What's everybody now good? Well Anyway. The genius stuff is over. We saw the health. Minister has sort of shifted her tone that he hide used furious. The premier's are mad at someone. Tweeted me from Nova Scotia. We've been getting used to mad. Dad McNeil was a premiere of News. Which is my favorite thing and also the prime minister is is going to turn this car around. You know he's he's nobody's getting ice cream. Nobody's getting fries. We're just GONNA go home because this week in his sternest tone yet. He asked people to just go home. We've all seen the pictures online of people who seem to think they're invincible. While you're not enough is enough. Go home and stay home so that was obviously a significant change in tone for the prime minister. What do you think is behind that tone change so you heard him say the Pictures Online Line there and it was the same thing for him so remember. The prime minister is self isolating. He's on his fourteenth day as of Wednesday whether he'll be allowed out or not is not clear recording of this podcast but while he was at home doing his job looking after his kids He also saw those pictures. The same ones that struck me of people in Vancouver on English Bay and around the seawall packed together sitting nearby running walking without that six feet or two meters apart and apparently he did not like it. He was very displeased and it was that sort of moment where he realized. Okay I need to give one more final warning to Canadians before. We have to take some really serious next steps which would be more like an order rather than a aggressive suggestion right now. I think what we need to remind people with. Social distancing is not that they haven't been hearing it every day but apparently some of you are still not listening so for those of you who are not hearing it. A public health officials have been saying that it's the most effective way we have of stopping the spread of Cova Nineteen. We need to be about two meters apart and practice good respiratory hygiene which is to say if you're gonNA cough or sneeze do it into your elbow and then wash your hands often. You can go for a walk but you can't go visit your friends you know you can't have a birthday party. I know it's hard for aries and they're just asking you to just hunker down with health. Minister did this past week and was invoked a slightly deeper threat which is threat of our civil liberties kind of coming into play when people are playing. Loosen hard with the rules like this. It does actually put our civil liberties at jeopardy. It makes governments. Have to look at more and more stringent measures to actually contain people in their own homes. So actually our freedoms around the measures that we're taking right now depend on people taking this seriously because politicians and governments will be pushed to a place to take more and more stringent measures when people violate them. And don't take this seriously. A lot of people are in fact self isolating social distancing but for the people who are not it seems like the Health Ministry saying that we could in fact use different policy mechanisms to make people stay home. We talked a little bit about this last week. But are you surprised that we got to this point where we have to essentially threaten Canadians? I you know I I. I'm not because of those photos that that you know frustrated. The Prime Minister in that I found so surprising and it may be because I'm consuming an enormous amount of information So I I know what they're saying but if you're just you know a person out there listening in from time to time the these polite requests to stay home and to not have play dates or adult date source. Sleepovers weren't getting through the they just weren't getting through so one of the things that the the Health Minister Patty. Hi Do said was you either do this or you run the risk of giving up your civil liberties and and at least not permanently. Obviously but in a temporary way giving up your right to choose to do this which to me resonated really loudly. It's either you do it now or we will force you to do it later And that's that's kind of scary prospect when you live in a democracy to think that the government might have to do that to protect you in to protect others. We should also say that. That comment comes in the context of every single day. That that the prime minister takes questions. He gets the same question. Which is are you going to use the emergencies act? Are you going to use the emergencies? Act To enforce a blanket lockdown of Canada and every day he appears to dodge that question or at least say. I'm not going to do that yet for my reading those nothing that the government needs to do that. They don't already have the power to do. How are they gonNA use the Emergencies Act? Are They GonNa shut down air travel? They've already done that. Are they? Going to shut down the border. They've already done that. But maybe we're children. You know. Maybe maybe we need to see the prime minister wagons finger and pull out the big card in order to actually take this seriously because because we're not listening to all of the very stern suggestions. I'm so we need to have the government make us and the the Emergencies Act because we've been talking about it so much and asking about it so much is a piece of legislation that replaced what people might be more familiar with. The War Measures Act which was used during the October crisis. It's never been used since it became law in nineteen eighty eight And it essentially would mean that the parliament has to come together with the provinces and make a decision to use this enter into force with this and it would give the federal government More powers or powers over a province or region that seems to be having trouble it could be an all sorts of situations but in this case it would be For a public health emergency or a pandemic but they did talk about it with the premiers this week and and there was only like one premiere the premier of New Brunswick who seemed to think that it would be needed now otherwise. The provinces weren't clamoring for it. So nobody's going to do it. But what would allow it would seem to me. It would allow for really coherent message across the country if we are still in a place where people are still not getting it. Maybe though that really stern warning from the prime minister was enough just practice perspective. I know that you every night when you go to bed. You're like the constitution gives the provinces the powers to like. I know that's that's kind of encoded into you. Maybe the maybe. That's not the case for ordinary Canadians. Who are not necessarily thinking about the division of powers so maybe it comes down to this. Maybe comes down to. We just need the optics of the Prime Minister. The head of the whole country to make us do it. But the fact that the premiums are not even asking for it tells us that it's actually a non issue for the most part. Look but most. The most people are listening. It's just a matter of the next iteration of this crisis. If some people continue not listen the only way to make them do so is through this power. Yeah I would agree. It seems like most people are listening. But it's the examples of the people that are not that are troubling because as you said our friends at this point Dr Teresa. Tam MAKES THE CASE. That part of part of social distancing and self-isolation Is about buying time buying time for the healthcare system to ready and buying time for researchers to come up with treatment or vaccine so the the the more you do this the more time they have to get ready but also the more you do this. It's possible the faster we will get back to normal life because we will have fewer cases of it and it won't be as tragic as we've seen in other countries that I mean that's why it's important and if you can't get that message through to people I guess sometimes you just got to drop the hammer and I felt like the prime minister came close to that this week..

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Is a climate wakeup the silver lining on a horrible situation?

The Big Story

04:24 min | 1 year ago

Is a climate wakeup the silver lining on a horrible situation?

"Look I don't know if this is really a silver lining or not in all of this but I could use something right now. A Claire. Remember how we used to talk about change on this podcast? How often we used to do it before. Cova nineteen took over everything Yeah that was literally the big story every week and it's hard to believe that's not the case these days. Well I'm sure you've seen some of the posts going around with pictures of what some places around the world look like now. That industry is stopped. An tourism has stopped and everyone's inside. They are drastically different. Yeah I I still can't stop thinking about those photos from NASA from a few weeks ago that showed reduced air pollution over China and all those photos that we're seeing now of clearwater with more fish. It's to be honest. It's kind of Nice to see right now and look at this point we should probably just savor the good feelings where we can find them but I also wonder how much of that is just us wanting to find something good in all this and this is what's available yeah it does make you think I mean when all of this is over key word when it will end and we can finally start thinking about other things will we have changed views I mean will people finally realize what kind of measures need to be put in place to protect the environment will. Yeah I mean you said when and it is not like we're gonna live like this forever. You know even six to nine month timeline. That seems a incredibly awful right. Now is not that long in the grand scheme of things in you know in some countries where where they seem to have a handle on at the lockdowns are ending and people are going to go back to work soon. And we're GONNA see them ramp up to make up for that miss time and so now we're going to do something we're familiar with. We're GONNA talk to a climate scientist about whether or not any of the good things we've just seen can last when industry turns back on or if they all just vanish and will head down the same road. But I of course news Claire. How bad or not bad. Maybe did it get yesterday. Well there's a new poll out that says one in five Canadians believed the corona virus crisis is being blown out of proportion and while yes most people are taking this seriously Executive Vice President says that that twenty percent could jeopardize the nationwide effort to slow the spread of covert nineteen candidates chief medical officer Dr Teresa. Tam says we're seeing cases of community transmission of the virus as opposed to travel related. A right. Now it's about half and half in Saskatchewan. The health authorities predicting a worst case scenario a thirty percent infection rate up to fifteen thousand deaths and not enough hospital resources and in Ontario. Hydro rates have been cut temporarily. It's been changed to twenty four seven off peak pricing and that's expected to save the average home about twenty dollars bill. There are now over. Twenty six hundred cases of cove in nineteen in Canada Quebec. Now has the most with over a thousand and there have been twenty seven deaths across the country. The idea of Mother Nature as a personality is hundreds if not thousands of years old and just as old is the notion that if you piss her off she will fight back and in a crisis like this where everything is confusing and there aren't many answers. It is kind of comforting. Maybe to think that that kind of cosmic order applies to this. There's no evidence for that. Of course but on the other hand the more we learn about our world and all the systems that inhabit the more we learned that they are all connected. So no miss. Pandemic isn't the result of a vengeful mother. Nature out for blood but the result of it is a massive collective change in human behavior and that has ramifications everywhere. And some of those might actually help us learn in the long run once we find a way through this

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"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

10:55 min | 1 year ago

"dr teresa tam" Discussed on The Big Story

"Okay I think it works. Can you hear me Clar- I can hear you. Can you hear me I can? We're remote where are you right now? Clear so I am at home right now. I'm sitting actually on the floor of my bedroom closet I've a stool in front of me with my laptop on it and then above me as a shelf where I put my phone and my flashlight is on so that I can see And Yeah I'm just sitting on my floor with a microphone in my hand. What's your makeshift Studio Lake? I'm in what could best be described as a converted alcove next to our washer dryer in the basement. We moved out a clothes horse and some garbage. That was kicking around in the spare room. And I've got my laptop and my microphone and my Zuma quarter set up on top of. Hsa drawers that Contains a number of things including right now Some canned food. Of course nice and this is where the big story is live for the foreseeable future. Yeah you ready to do this. Podcast remotely like this for a little while I am. I think It's US doing our part Everybody should be socially distancing and we can because we can take the show on the road so to speak and I think that's the smart thing to do and I think it sets a good example and you know it's not just as to on the show. Do you want to maybe tell her listeners? About the other people on the team and how this is all GonNa work out for the next little while they are also at home in fact. They're listening to US right now. They're patched in remotely. They're checking our levels and Ryan Clark and Stephanie Phillips or making sure that everything sounds good and analysts. Nielsen is at home. Ready to get the title and the description and the social media feeds working so that we can get news and stories to you every day that We're in lockdown and you're in lockdown and we'll be here. Yeah. We are so lucky that we're able to work from home and I think it's really important that we take advantage of that at a time like this. Everybody should be but not everybody can clear you used to be a news anchor didn't you? I did at six thirty news in Toronto. Well why don't we start off the top with you a dipping into your old job and quickly reading us? The news let us know as of six PM on Sunday. What's been happening for the last few days so Sunday afternoon? We heard from Dr Teresa Tam who is Canada's top public health officer She called Kevin. Nineteen a serious public health threat and basically said that we cannot afford to wait until this gets any worse with cases rapidly increasing in Canada particularly in British Columbia Ontario and Alberta a window to flatten. The curve of the epidemic is narrow so in total as of Sunday. Canada has three hundred and sixteen cases of the corona virus. Most of those are still in Ontario British Columbia and Alberda. There are more closures as well including all algae casinos in Ontario in Quebec the premier. There's ordering all bars and movie theaters to close. The Canadian. Government is telling Canadians traveling abroad to get home as soon as they can. Because as Cova nineteen continues to spread a we don't know what kind of travel restrictions were put in place and the last thing you want. I'm sure is to end up stuck somewhere during all of this and finally when it comes to the grocery store issue with empty aisles The message there remains the same prime minister. Justin Trudeau says stock up. Have enough so that you don't need to keep going to the grocery store but also don't go overboard because everyone needs groceries and the shelves will be restocked so yes it's A little scary out there. And hopefully you're listening to this while you're safe and healthy at home. We are also safe at home. And now we're here with you. I'm GonNa tell you what we're doing today and tomorrow and probably for a while. We're changing what we do the same way that everybody is. There's nothing that cove in nineteen has an impact it and we wanted to first of all be as safe as all the experts are telling us and you to be and secondly we wanted as a podcast to be on your level like I said we wanted to be here for you and with you as much as we can be. That means that maybe unlike the news. We'll be bringing you the same stories that you're living with from the same place as you're living with them. We'll be working from home just like many of you. With all the added toddler interruptions and cats on keyboards makeshift laundry. Room offices and teleconferencing that that entails. One of the reasons we're doing this is because we're a podcast. We might have started in fancy studios but podcasting at its heart is a do it yourself. Endeavor it began with passionate people. Hunched over microphones and laptops and basements and converted closets around the world. Telling their stories and putting them out there. And that's what we're GONNA do a global pandemic as a news. Topic is frightening our day to day reality though is only as terrifying as we make it and we're here to make it less terrifying for you. With accurate information proper context to the screaming headlines. Good advice from smart people and Windows inside. The people in the middle of this are doing their jobs. We look at the big picture on the show but when the big picture is literally the entire world everyone's own big picture becomes the little one right in front of their everyday world is what really matters. What's happening down my street. Our my neighbor's doing are they safe. How can I what should I do if and that's where we'll try to help today day? One we'll start with information. You heard Claire and I off of the top. Tell you where we are right now. I'll tell you quickly where we usually are when you hear my voice. We record this podcast in the Rogers Radio Studios in downtown Toronto specifically we share booths and state of the art equipment with our friends at six eighty news. It's amazing it's kind of a perfect setup but we are not in those studios right now. Our friends at six eighty though are basically living in them as this crisis develops as communication becomes even more important. You might have forgotten about your little local news radio station. I say little not because six eighty is little but because there are little local news radio stations across this country and in some communities they are one of the last newsrooms standing even though I hope this home is over. I don't think it will be which means a lot of people in Canada are about to find out how important fast accurate local news really is so. Do you want to know how they do it? When the Shit really hits the fan we asked them. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story. Amber Leblanc the news director at six eighty news in Toronto outside of Public Health Officials. She is probably one of the busiest women in Toronto. Hi Amber Hey Jordan how are you? I'm okay nothing feels real anymore. So there's that but you know I I just keep telling myself we're going to get through this. We are going to get through this and that's been my mantra everybody. Well why don't you just described by guests your newsroom right now? What's it like in there? It's everyone's just incredulous. You know like we. We are breaking news traffic and weather. We deal with breaking news all the time. A group of people that have been kind of in the business so long that nothing phases us really. I mean it takes a lot And we're all kind of shook by just the the onslaught of things that seemed to be impossible. That have happened like sports has been cancelled and school has been cancelled and everything's being cancelled and even in this cancelled culture. Everything is is just seeming like is real and when we're at work it just feels like you know it's a it's a game and we're playing it and we're we're getting the information on and then you go home and you're like wow that is not a game it's real. How does this affect my family? And then it's like. Oh it's a little bit of anxiety so to deal with our own anxiety while at the same time performing what we feels is an essential service to bring you know the information that people need in order to feel safe. Which is the most important thing at this point right and I guess we'll first. Let's talk about the specifics of what you guys are doing. And then we'll talk about How it's impacting everybody. But how does the day to day in the newsroom? Change when there's essentially I guess only one story to cover. Well it was. It was interesting because on Wednesday We call it the day before the world exploded. We you know we had talked about our coverage of corona virus whether or not it was feeling like an onslaught to people Because we're parents too like we're parents where people we don't we're not in the fearmongering game we're just in the information game so we felt like okay this too much as it feeling like an onslaught. Let's just try to make sure that we're checking ourselves and and being responsible and not contributing to anyone feeling like the world is unsafe but just giving people the facts and then on Thursday you know then when all the sports happened in the schools happened and then you know. It was the only story that we could responsibly. Talk about so. It's changed a little bit in that Although we're looking for we're looking to tell all the stories of the day and news that's important to you and news you can use for your family. This has taken over and so we are. You know we're desperately trying to make sure that we have perspective and we're not getting caught up but it's really really hard when there's nonstop major bombshells happening about things that impact you and your family. So it's it's just crazy. Tell me about that moment on Thursday when everything changed you remember it Did you have a conversation with anyone in the newsroom? Did you sort of shift a shift direction right away. Yeah I was talking to my sister news. Dr Patrick Lituanian. He is a new dad and he has a lot of new perspective on things and he just you know very seriously said this is a defining moment for for six eighty and for society. And you know he said. I want to send a message to the listeners. And so he he wrote this message. It was just essentially and we delivered on the air. Four o'clock and just saying.

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