What’s a COVID ‘circuit breaker’ and how can it help get control of the pandemic?
COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Canada -- and so does the sense of urgency felt by health-care providers and public health officials. It’s become clear to many that at this point, the only way to stop the virus from choking the health-care system is to bring in tough restrictions to reduce contact between people. Physicians in Alberta recommend a short, sharp lockdown -- known as a “circuit breaker” -- to slow the pandemic surge. Infectious diseases specialist Dr. Lynora Saxinger returns to The Dose to explain what that means.