Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces Fall Plans
Covid-19 Ontario: Ford warns second wave as more challenging and complicated, announces $70 million flu shot campaign
Covid-19 Ontario: Doug Ford warns second wave as more challenging and complicated
While announcing government’s first part of a fall preparedness plan, Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Tuesday at an afternoon news conference held at Queen’s Park said that the second wave of Covid-19 will be more challenging and more complicated.
Ford was noted saying that “with the number of cases on the rise, it’s clear that the next wave it will come at us harder than the last one. It will be more challenging than before because the flu season is starting soon and people are heading indoors again.”
He further added, “The flu shot helps reduce visits to our emergency rooms and doctor’s offices during the season and this will help with keeping capacity in our health-care system. We need to ensure our hospitals are not overwhelmed by the next wave of COVID-19.”
Doug Ford took to his Twitter account to share what active roles, Federal government needs play:
With COVID-19 case numbers on the rise, we need the federal government to play an active role:
✅Ensuring testing at the borders
✅Expediting approvals for rapid tests
✅Sharing data and information quickly
✅Enforcing quarantine for travellers pic.twitter.com/bMLRaysst8
— Doug Ford (@fordnation) September 22, 2020
Ford insisted everybody to get the flu shots by saying, “Anyone who wants a flu shot can get one and encourage everyone to please get their flu shot this year. It’s absolutely critical. It’s the best way to protect you and your family because the next few months will be critical.”
He also said, “We know that a second wave is coming, we know that it will be more complicated than the first wave, we know it will be more challenging on the system, what we don’t know is how bad it will be, how hard we will get hit because that is up to all of us, we all have a part to play and it starts with everyone getting their flu shot this year.”
More details regarding the Fall Plan was shared by Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott.