“People just need to hang on. It’s not forever, it’s only for a few more months, ”Trudeau said in an interview for The Mike Farwell Show, airs Tuesday on 570 News Kitchener.
“We can do what we need to do to ensure the safety of our loved ones and most importantly to prevent our frontline workers from being overwhelmed and our hospital rooms from being overcrowded.
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Trudeau warned that as it stands, the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada is heading in the wrong direction.
“I think what we’re seeing right now is an extremely dramatic and alarming increase in cases, and exactly the wrong trendline. So if we can reverse that and start massively flattening it that would be great, ”he said.
Director of Public Health Dr. Theresa Tam echoed comments on coronavirus trends in Canada on Friday. Speaking to reporters, she warned Canada could see a daily case count of more than 10,000 by early December – if the country “continues at current pace.”
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“You can’t imagine that if we got to this level, the pressure on the healthcare system would be enormous,” she said. “We have to stop the acceleration so that we don’t see this (number) at the beginning of December… It’s only in a few weeks.”
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In an interview on Friday, Trudeau said if that 10,000 figure came true, Canadians could expect to be hit by “a whole host of different restrictions on Christmas.”
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“If we can reduce that, maybe there will be fewer restrictions. I don’t think anyone can imagine a Christmas that will be exactly the same as it was in 2019, ”Trudeau said.
“I think a lot of people are trying to do the right thing by then so that we can have a Christmas as good as possible. But really, we are having a difficult winter.
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However, the Prime Minister followed this warning with an encouraging message: that Canadians will begin to see the other side of the pandemic that changed their daily lives this spring.
“It won’t be until spring arrives with the vaccines that we’re really going to start seeing the other side of the story,” Trudeau said.
This is a message he repeated throughout the interview.
“I think realistically when we start to see vaccines coming in, that’s when we’re all going to be able to breathe a big sigh of relief.
Speaking in Ottawa last week, Trudeau said he hoped to see a potential COVID-19 vaccine rolled out in early 2021. Meanwhile, the first vaccine candidates from drugmakers Pfizer and Moderna are showing the first signs of results. promising in their trials.
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Meanwhile, as Canada waits for a vaccine, Trudeau reiterated the importance of taking precautions and following the rules during his interview on Tuesday.
“What we do to minimize our contact, not going to friends, not going to big weddings or funerals, or not having big weddings or funerals even if the heartache is there – these are the things we are going to do. do to be able to keep this wave under control so that as winter comes and we move into spring when there will be vaccines we will see the other side of the situation, ”said Trudeau.
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