What do you think about the potential for another wave or surge in cases over the next 12 months? Is that a potential possibility? Does it have a higher than usual chance of happening, what's your sense?




Answered by Dr. Beate Sander, Director of Population Health Economics Research, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, UHN.
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Question:
What do you think about the potential for another wave or surge in cases over the next 12 months? Is that a potential possibility? Does it have a higher than usual chance of happening, what's your sense?

Answer:
I think it's a real real real possibility and it comes really down to what we are doing. I think you know we were to maintain physical distancing the exact same way we have done it so far. We probably could you know theoretically you could just maintain status quo for really... 

[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.

Dr. Beate Sander:
I think it's a real real real possibility and it comes really down to what we are doing. I think you know we were to maintain physical distancing the exact same way we have done it so far. We probably could you know theoretically you could just maintain status quo for really long time, if you know if that were possible like I'm not saying it's possible because I actually don't think it's possible. I think we need to worry about more than COVID 19 and so how carefully and how slowly we're gonna open it's really really important and at the same time rolling out other strategies and hoping for the vaccine I think directly can come fast you know but it's probably gonna take at least a year so somehow we need to figure out what to do over that period of time.


[Transcript copy is verbatim per the video]
Original air date: May 7, 2020. Information shared in this video was current at time of original broadcast.




Answered by Dr. Beate Sander, Director of Population Health Economics Research, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, UHN.
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