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First point from Barry Pakes, assistant professor at @UofT  Dalla Lana School of Public Health "Strip away the noise and follow this principle: “The key message is still do your very best not to interact with anyone outside of your household, full stop.”

WATCH LIVE |Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, and Adalsteinn Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and co-Chair of the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table, provide their COVID-19

Ontario’s control over the pandemic remains "precarious" at the moment, said Adalsteinn Brown, dean of the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health and co-chair of Ontario's COVID-19 science advisory table. Read more:

In 40 minutes, Dr. Barry Pakes, Assistant Professor at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and physician at Huronia Urgent Care Clinic in Barrie, will take your calls on ALL your vaccine questions. Call us: 1-888-416-8333 or email: checku @cbc .ca

Also from the briefing on the computer modelling of #COVID19  in Ontario: cases appear to be flattening but we remain in a "fragile or precarious situation," says Dr. Adalsteinn Brown of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T. #onpoli 

"We'd have to start seeing a huge change in terms of the restrictions that we have in place to not hit 2,000," said Ashleigh Tuite, an infectious diseases epidemiologist at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, Dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, says that both the province’s best and worst case scenarios now project more than 150 COVID patients in ICU beds in the next 30 days.

"There's not a perfect, single metric that's going to give you a perfect sense of what's happening in terms of transmission," says Ashleigh Tuite, an epidemiologist at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

NEW: "The lowest source of outbreaks was, actually, schools," says Dr. Adalsteinn Brown of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at Ontario #COVID19  briefing. Urges people in hotspot areas to stay home more. #onpoli 

Dr. Steini Brown of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at U of T says Ontario's hospitals could be be overrun like what was seen in Italy and New York in a matter of days or weeks, not months, if the new restrictions are ignored

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“Systemic anti-Black racism is a public health crisis in Canada. We are at that point. We are dying and no one is paying attention, whether it’s due to police violence or health-care neglect.” - Dr. Onye Nnorom, U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health

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"The more you hone in on Toronto, the worse it looks," said David Fisman, an epidemiologist with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. "It isn't moving around in the community; it's in institutions."

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David Fisman, an epidemiologist with the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, says: "The more you hone in on Toronto, the worse it looks. It isn't moving around in the community. It's in institutions."

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"If we do not deal with this, there is nothing to say that we could not in eighteen months' time have another outbreak, and it could be worse." — Kerry Bowman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. @markgollom 

"If we do not deal with this, there is nothing to say that we could not in eighteen months' time have another outbreak, and it could be worse." — Kerry Bowman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

"If we do not deal with this, there is nothing to say that we could not in eighteen months' time have another outbreak, and it could be worse." — Kerry Bowman, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

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