Parkinson’s disease – The Lancet

Parkinson’s disease – The Lancet
— Read on www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00218-X/fulltext

A very good summary for the average reader.

Local doctors sound ICU alarm bell at Ontario hospitals – TBNewsWatch.com

One-hundred-and-thirty-five doctors urge the province to reconsider its approach to COVID-19, saying overwhelmed physicians may soon have to start making life-or-death decisions based on ICU capacities.
— Read on www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/local-doctors-sound-icu-alarm-bell-at-ontario-hospitals-3596722

It’s getting to that point. ALL protective decisions have to be taken and adhered to if we are ever going to extricate ourselves from its grasp.

Would you like Pfizer with that? A look at the GTA’s first drive-thru COVID vaccination clinic, opening Monday at Canada’s Wonderland | The Star

The site in Vaughan, opening Monday, could ramp up to 1,600 shots a day.
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/03/25/would-you-like-pfizer-with-that-a-look-at-the-gtas-first-drive-thru-covid-vaccination-clinic-opening-monday-at-canadas-wonderland.html

So where is Thunder Bay in this initiative? More cities?

Ontario’s for-profit nursing homes have 78% more COVID-19 deaths than non-profits, report finds | The Star

For-profit nursing homes have a higher risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and deaths than non-profit facilities, the science table advising Premier Doug Ford …
— Read on www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2021/01/20/ontarios-for-profit-nursing-homes-have-78-more-covid-19-deaths-than-non-profits-report-finds.html

Fundamental question: Is capitalism less empathetic than democracy?

More Women Are Freezing Their Eggs During COVID-19 Pandemic | Time

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, fertility clinics expected a downturn. But data collected by TIME show that more women are freezing their eggs now. Here’s why.
— Read on time.com/5927516/egg-freezing-covid-19-pandemic/

Well, what do you think of this? No really, what do you think of this practice, it’s timing, it’s risks, and it’s outcomes?

Amid an uproar over cancelled tests, some say the body that oversees medical exams for resident doctors seeking licences is ‘obsolete’ | The Star

The Medical Council of Canada, a charity with $54 million in assets last year, is under fire as residents say the way medical education is run means s…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/04/amid-an-uproar-over-cancelled-tests-some-say-the-body-that-oversees-medical-exams-for-resident-doctors-seeking-licences-is-obsolete.html

The world routinely kept from the public.

COVID-19 has forced big changes on med schools. Will some newly graduated doctors miss out on key experience? | The Star

Students at Canadian schools this year have had fewer opportunities to see patients, attend procedures and explore specialties. First of two parts.
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/01/03/covid-19-has-forced-big-changes-on-med-schools-will-some-newly-graduated-doctors-miss-out-on-key-experience.html

Many issues have yet to be resolved for a smooth predictable curriculum and practice experience to pan out.

Record numbers in Ontario

I strongly suspect the TBDHSC will soon have ‘farm out’ patient rooms into the community, ie, the LSSR Armoury, vacant schools, vacant public and private buildings, Lakehead University, etc. Similar moves may have to occur across the province if ICU numbers skyrocket.

www.cp24.com/mobile/ontario-reports-record-number-of-covid-19-cases-for-third-straight-day-as-number-of-patients-in-icu-reaches-alarming-new-high-1.5249601

Long COVID guidelines need to reflect lived experience – The Lancet

Long COVID guidelines need to reflect lived experience – The Lancet
— Read on www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32705-7/fulltext

This is a very important and courageous analysis that needs to be broadcast. Families particularly are affected by the long-term effects not previously talked about.

Holiday pause on COVID-19 vaccinations draws outrage as head of Toronto’s largest hospital network blames limited supply and staff burnout | The Star

As Ontario trails all other provinces in its vaccination rate, healthcare workers took to social media to criticize the closure of some clinics saying…
— Read on www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/12/28/holiday-pause-on-covid-19-vaccinations-draws-outrage-as-head-of-torontos-largest-hospital-network-blames-limited-supply-and-staff-burnout.html