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Zalan: Stemming the COVID-19 tide means we have to get serious about school infections

Zalan: Stemming the COVID-19 tide means we have to get serious about school infections

Asymptomatic young people are likely a driving force of the fourth wave. Making vaccination mandatory for in-class learning and widening the scope of rapid testing to include a wider swath of the community must be considered, Dr. Peter Zalan argues
Zalan: Dr. Sutcliffe, pause lifting pandemic capacity limits here until infection rates, hospitalizations come down

Zalan: Dr. Sutcliffe, pause lifting pandemic capacity limits here until infection rates, hospitalizations come down

It is clear Premier Doug Ford won’t make the hard decisions and is leaving it up to medical officers of health, local hospitals, individual businesses and corporations to do it, says health columnist Dr. Peter Zalan
<updated>Zalan:</updated> Why are Ontario’s vaccine rules so haphazard?

Zalan: Why are Ontario’s vaccine rules so haphazard?

The rationale behind who needs to be vaccinated and who doesn’t, don’t make a lot of sense to Dr. Peter Zalan, who implores Ontario health officials to ‘seize the moment’ on the rules
Zalan: Who should foot the rapid-testing bill for vaccine refusers?

Zalan: Who should foot the rapid-testing bill for vaccine refusers?

‘Is it reasonable to expect the province or the school boards to subsidize individuals who refuse vaccination, when such action may harm the students in their charge?’
<updated>Zalan: </updated>Measles, mumps and diphtheria vaccines mandatory for schools. Why not COVID vaccines?

Zalan: Measles, mumps and diphtheria vaccines mandatory for schools. Why not COVID vaccines?

Province’s failure to make COVID vaccines mandatory for students over 12 a ‘glaring omission’
<updated>Zalan: </updated>It’s not too late to minimize 4th COVID wave — what are our leaders planning?

Zalan: It’s not too late to minimize 4th COVID wave — what are our leaders planning?

‘What were you thinking,’ Premier Ford, when you decided against mandatory school vaccinations?
Zalan: Public Health Sudbury should make Pfizer available to doctors’ offices

Zalan: Public Health Sudbury should make Pfizer available to doctors’ offices

‘Our community needs all the help it can get to administer vaccines,’ says former head of the medical staff at Health Sciences North
<updated>Zalan: </updated>Timely 2nd COVID shots for seniors critical, even if youth have to wait longer

Zalan: Timely 2nd COVID shots for seniors critical, even if youth have to wait longer

Local doc disagrees with Sudbury medical officer of health’s decision to remain focused on getting 1st shots in arms for now
<updated>Zalan: </updated>With COVID-19, leaders have to be willing to make hard choices

Zalan: With COVID-19, leaders have to be willing to make hard choices

And letting our guard down can lead to disaster
<updated>Zalan: </updated>The science advisors are there for a reason and it’s time for Ford to listen to them

Zalan: The science advisors are there for a reason and it’s time for Ford to listen to them

‘Premier, act decisively on the recommendations of your Science Advisory Table,’ says columnist Dr. Peter Zalan