COVID-19 Update October 20: Second wave of coronavirus underway in British Columbia

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1 p.m. – Fake news creates serious problems to fight pandemic, top doc says

Canada’s chief medical officer of public health has said that in the age of social media, fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic has spread faster than the virus itself.

Dr. Theresa Tam says all Canadians must play a role in not letting false facts destroy the collective effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

This means that they should not share information online that they have not verified for accuracy.

A number of false allegations have been circulated about the Canadian pandemic effort in recent days, including one accusing the government of establishing COVID ‘containment camps’ and another alleging that the government plans to eliminate all of them. personal debts, including mortgages and personal loans.

8:45 a.m. – Health Canada recalls counterfeit hand sanitizer sold at Dollarama

Health Canada is recalling a product labeled as a hand sanitizer, but determined to be counterfeit.

The ministry said a counterfeit version of the authorized Daily Shield hand sanitizer was found for sale at a Dollarama store in Thunder Bay.

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Health Canada warns that the fake version may not be effective in killing bacteria and viruses and could pose serious health risks.

It also states that the unauthorized product is suspected of containing methanol, which is not approved for use in hand sanitizers and could cause serious adverse reactions or death if swallowed.

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