COVID-19 Live Updates: Coronavirus News in Calgary for November 10

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“They care about their patients, they care about their brand, they care about protecting people, they care about everyone, including their staff,” said Howard Levitt, the nursing home lawyer. .

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Monday

Braid: Top doctor says vaccine could conquer COVID-19 in 2021

Dr Isaac Bogoch. Photo courtesy Isaac Bogoch

From Don Braid’s column on Monday:

It was easy to get excited on Monday by the announcement of a promising COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer.

We have had so little good news.

Experts around the world are impressed. Even a main competitor of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, was enthusiastic.

The same was true of Dr. Isaac Bogoch, one of the top infectious disease specialists at the University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital.

Isaac Bogoch moved from Calgary Jewish Academy to Henry Wise Wood High at the University of Calgary, then to the University of Toronto, to Harvard, and again to Toronto. He is one of the best in his field, with an international reputation.

When this man has hope, we can feel it ourselves.

“I think this is fantastic news,” he said of Pfizer’s announcement.

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Monday

Over 70 Alberta Doctors Urge “Strict” Lockdown; province reports 644 more cases

Alberta Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Photo by Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta

More than 70 Alberta physicians, health professionals and infectious disease specialists advocate for a two-week ‘tight’ lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, giving contact tracers time to catch up and relieve pressures on the health care system.

The short lockdown – called a “circuit breaker” – would allow the government to better formulate targeted regional public health measures that would reduce the spread of infections, medical professionals said in a letter to the prime minister on Monday.

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