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Health-care workers face COVID-19 risk because Canada failed to learn lessons from SARS: report

Health-care workers face COVID-19 risk because Canada failed to learn lessons from SARS: report

"A significant systemic problem during COVID-19, as it was during SARS, is that health-care workers and unions were not seen by governments and public health agencies as collaborative partners in setting safety guidelines and procedures," Possamai says, adding that is still the case as parts of Canada enter a second wave of the disease.

Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

Ontario is sending COVID-19 pharmacy swabs to California lab for processing

Swabs from COVID-19 tests being done at Ontario pharmacies are being sent to a lab in California for analysis before being shipped back to Canada, CBC News has learned.

Dozens of Ontario pharmacies have been doing testing since Sept. 25, and the specimens collected are shipped to Quest Diagnostics' infectious disease lab in southern California, said Isaac Gould, the CEO of In Common Labs (ICL).