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

Canadian military prepares to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution | CTV News

The Canadian military says it is making plans to play a role in the eventual rollout of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide. As positive news about potential vaccines continues to make headlines, there are already military teams “fully integrated” with the Public Health Agency of Canada on planning for what’s set to be a herculean effort: getting vaccines into the arms of millions of Canadians once Health Canada approves them.

— Read on www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canadian-military-prepares-to-help-with-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-1.5191182

Carrying on our highly respected tradition of loyalty and supplying aid.

The association between loneliness and depressive symptoms among adults aged 50 years and older: a 12-year population-based cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry

The association between loneliness and depressive symptoms among adults aged 50 years and older: a 12-year population-based cohort study – The Lancet Psychiatry
— Read on www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(20)30383-7/fulltext

Family doctor shortage remains critical in Thunder Bay – TBNewsWatch.com

Nearly one in five residents in the city is without a primary care provider, despite ongoing efforts to recruit new doctors to the region.
— Read on www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/family-doctor-shortage-remains-critical-in-thunder-bay-2830888

It’s going to get much worse before it gets better. University grads should well consider applying to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), as their services upon graduation would no doubt be scooped right up. Medicine is a highly respected and satisfying career path.