Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: B.C.’s top doctor says some public health measures will have to be in place until there is a vaccine

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Montreal issues a new mass testing advisory
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Montreal issues a new mass testing advisory

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer, continues to remind people that COVID-19 is far from over, although the province has successfully flattened its curve to this point.

“I know some people may be thinking this is all over and that they can relax, and go back to normal,” Dr. Henry said. “But until effective treatment or a vaccine is available we know that this virus is going to circulate in our communities.”

“Things can quickly escalate once again if we let our guard down too far.”

In order to prepare for a possible second wave of COVID-19 infections, the province is developing a number of scenarios based on existing attack rates in B.C. Dr. Henry said the goal is to make sure the province doesn’t have to go back to shutting everything down.

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