1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in : Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Monday statement you can read in full here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/08/statement-from-the-chief-public-health-officer-of-canada-on-august-17-2020.html
2/5 Modelling tells us that our collective commitment and actions will shape ’s epidemic curve over time. While #PublicHealth is ↑ capacity to #TestandTrace, individual Canadians remain our first line of defense to ↓ #COVID19 impact.
3/5 The scenarios that epidemic modelling predict _could_ happen depend on how quickly and completely #PublicHealth can detect and isolate cases and trace and quarantine contacts, and the number of close contacts we each have. https://nccid.ca/news/phac-modelling/
4/5 When we each keep our # of close contacts low, it helps ensure local #PublicHealth can manage the workload of #TestandTrace quickly to interrupt #COVID19 chains of transmission before the spread gets out of hand. #SlowBurn
5/5 We all need to #BePartoftheSolution if we’re going to keep #Canada’s curve down. Understand #COVID19 risks, know the precautions to take, and make informed decisions to keep everyone safer. Increase your #COVID19KnowHow here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/07/information-and-resources-on-covid-19-epidemiology-and-reducing-your-risks-for-infection-and-spreading-the-virus.html