Covid19 Assessment Card: Canada, ‘B’ United States, ‘F’ Professionals Verdict
The reality of the new coronavirus dawned on Canada six months back. A man from Canada who had embarked on a journey to Wuhan, China, fell ill when he got back to his home in Toronto outskirts. He went for a medical check, and he was diagnosed with Canada's first speculative positive case of the virus. When the test results on the man came out two days later, it came back positive hence; his wife was diagnosed as Canada’s second speculative patient. During this occurrence, health officers from B.C. to Ottawa expressed no fears, as they said that there was barely any threat to Canadians, and the World Health Organization was mute on declaring a global state of emergency on the case of the virus.
Noticeable changes have taken effect first case of the disease. This viral disease has been named, Covid19 and the whole globe is faced with an impactful pandemic catastrophe in ages. As documented by Johns Hopkins University, there have been over 15 million active cases of the virus and over 600,000 death rates globally. In Canada, has recorded over 110,000 cases and almost 9,000 deaths.
Six months after the manifestation of the Coronavirus first in Canada, CTVNews.ca requested seven well-known public health professionals, epidemiologists, and infectious disease consultants to do an in-depth study of the pandemic feedbacks of Canada, the United States and the world at large, then collate an assessment card for each putting into cognizance their strengths and weaknesses so far, and grading them with letters.
The Professionals are:
- A professor of epidemiology from the University of Toronto -Ashleigh Tuite
- An infectious disease expert from Dalhousie University in Halifax -Dr. Lisa Barrett
- An infectious disease expert from the University of Toronto -Dr. Anna Banerji
- The first director-general of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Emergency Preparedness - Dr. Ronald St. John
- An infectious disease expert from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. - Zain Chagla
- An infectious disease expert in Mississauga, Ont. - Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti
- The president and medical director of the Vancouver Infectious Diseases Centre - Dr. Brian Conway