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Amid surge in COVID-19 transmission, physicians warn Ontario's testing, tracing plans fall short

Amid surge in COVID-19 transmission, physicians warn Ontario's testing, tracing plans fall short

On average, only 20 per cent of new COVID-19 tests in Toronto currently have a turnaround time of 24 hours, according to data from Toronto Public Health, while around 44 per cent have a 48-hour turnaround, leaving more than half of people tested waiting even longer for their results.

Both metrics have been deemed red-alert items on the city's COVID-19 dashboard for falling well below targets.

CPPIB’s fracking operation in U.S. raises questions

CPPIB’s fracking operation in U.S. raises questions

State records show the company made US$607,250 in political donations to several Colorado political action committees in 2018 that supported Republican or “pro-business” candidates.

Nearly half, US$300,000, went to the pro-Republican Senate Majority Fund, while US$200,000 went to Better Colorado Now, in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton, a member of the Bush political dynasty. Crestone gave US$100,000 to Protect Colorado, which said it opposed "any ban or restriction on hydraulic fracturing.”

Gyms? Bars? Backyards? Why we don't know more about where COVID-19 is spreading in Ontario

Gyms? Bars? Backyards? Why we don't know more about where COVID-19 is spreading in Ontario

But despite the blanket messaging, the endless press conferences and announcements, actual, specific data on how and where COVID is spreading in Ontario remain surprisingly sparse. “That is the biggest issue right now: We don’t know where these cases are coming from,” said Ryan Imgrund, a biostatistician at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket.