Calgary COVID-19 Live Updates August 27

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Province says PPE for schools will be delivered today

Pictured is a sign reminding students and staff to keep their masks on at Henry Wise Wood High School on Friday August 28, 2020. Photo by Azin Ghaffari /Postmedia

The Government of Alberta says personal protective equipment (PPE) for students and teachers is being delivered to all schools today.

In a joint statement by Municipal Affairs Minister Tracy Allard and Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, the province said every student, teacher and staff member will receive two reusable masks, each teacher and staff member will receive a screen facial and each school would receive two non-contact thermometers. .

The province also ships 466,000 liters of hand sanitizer.

Most provincial public schools will open next week, before the Labor Day long weekend.


Healthcare workers brace for possible ‘twindemic’ this fall from COVID-19 and influenza

Studies suggest that a double or co-infection – influenza, plus COVID-19 – is rare, but poses a risk. Photo de Getty Images

The body’s blood vessels are lined with tiny, super-soft “hairs” that wave like tentacles in the blood. They normally prevent platelets, the cells that form clots from stopping bleeding, from sticking inside the vessels, because when a platelet sticks, no more sticks, until a potentially fatal blood clot sets in. form.

“Why do critically ill COVID-19 patients clot?” has been one of the biggest mysteries facing doctors. This week a London, Ont. The team came up with a potential answer: In response to COVID-19, the body’s immune system produces enzymes that cut these tiny, sugar-coated hairs. The blood vessels become inflamed and exposed, which allows platelets to globulate, causing micro-clots in the lungs and throughout the body.

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