Schools move online as parents, Omicron rage
Podcast |
Front Burner
Publisher |
CBC
Media Type |
audio
Podknife tags |
Canada
News & Politics
Categories Via RSS |
News & Politics
Publication Date |
Jan 04, 2022
Episode Duration |
00:21:51
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to be less severe than previous variants. But it's wildly contagious, so many more people are getting it, meaning hospitalizations are going up. It was in this context on Monday that Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a series of new measures, including shutting down indoor dining, cinemas and gyms. Social gatherings will be limited to five people indoors and 10 outside. Ontario schools are also moving online until at least Jan. 17. Quebec had already announced a similar measure. Today, host of CBC's White Coat, Black Art and The Dose, and emergency room physician Dr. Brian Goldman on Omicron, school closures and what such restrictions might actually accomplish.

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