Thursday, April 8, 2021

A look inside Canada's hospitals as COVID-19 variant cases surge

Global News shows that as more contagious dangerous coronavirus variants continue to spread across Canada, hospitals are grappling with an increase in intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and wait times in emergency rooms.

With ICU beds occupied at full capacity and a higher number of young patients and staff feeling burnt out, it’s a dire situation, front-line health workers say. Jeff Semple has more from inside a Toronto hospital.

Plus, the Ontario government has declared the province’s third state of emergency amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is issuing a provincewide stay-at-home order effective on Thursday at 12:01 a.m. Eric Sorensen explains what the stay-at-home order means and what officials hope it will lead to.

The flu and COVID-19 are certainly caused by different viruses. This means that the flu shot will not protect you against COVID-19.

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