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CBC News 28 Apr 2020

Doctor helps N.W.T. town prepare for COVID-19


Emergency physician Nour Khatib travelled from the Greater Toronto Area to Fort Smith, N.W.T., to run readiness drills and help the town prepare for a coronavirus outbreak. 


Baby Eli was acting lethargic when his parents Dawn and Sean Clancey took him to the doctor, where the whole family was tested for COVID-19. And at only 12 days old, both baby Eli and his father tested positive for the virus. Now, the time that would normally be spent happily bonding has been thrown for a loop. The new parents have had to isolate in different rooms, but the outlook for their son's health is positive. "The odds are in his favor," said his mother Dawn.
Healthcare workers are risking their lives every day caring for COVID-19 patients, but some are facing threats of deportation. NBC News spoke with two N.Y. doctors that shared concerns over losing their temporary work visas.
B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says a second surge of COVID-19 cases is inevitable. Brenda Coleman, an epidemiologist at the University of Toronto, says we can learn from the history of pandemics. 

The UK government is preparing the medical system as cases of COVID-19 in the country increase.…

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