Exclusive Content:

Pfizer Exec Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release

A Pfizer executive said Monday that neither she nor other Pfizer...

How to use Spotify Audiobooks

Want to level-up from podcasts and listen to books...

Aggressive Cervical Cancer on Rise Among Young Women Despite Over 70 Percent Vaccinated: Peer-Reviewed Science

A new study from researchers at the University of California Los...

COVID-19 cases and deaths in health care workers in Canada

This Content Is Only For Subscribers

Please subscribe to unlock this content. We’re asking readers, like you, to make a contribution in support of iAwake's fact-based news. Unlike the mainstream media, iAwake News isn’t getting a government bailout. Instead, we depend on the generosity of Canadians like you. How can a media outlet be trusted to remain neutral and fair if they’re beneficiaries of a government handout? We don’t think they can. This is why independent media in Canada is more important than ever. If you’re able, please Subscribe to iAwake today. Thank you so much.

March 31, 2022 — Health care workers (notes) across the country play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19. As the pandemic continues, provinces and territories recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy workforce.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been over 150,000 recorded cases of COVID-19 in health care workers in Canada. While the data does not distinguish where the infection was acquired, it does provide an understanding of the degree of impact, which is critical in maintaining levels of care and responding to potential surges of need. Ensuring a healthy workforce will help sustain care for all Canadians.

As the pandemic has evolved, Canada’s provinces and territories have had to adapt their COVID-19 testing practices, which may lead to underestimates of the number of cases. Information reported in this product should be interpreted with caution.

This will be CIHI’s fourth and final iteration of the COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Health Care Workers in Canada product.

Key findings

  • Since June 2021, the number of recorded COVID-19 infections in Canadian health care workers has increased from 94,873 to 150,546 (as of January 14, 2022).
  • Since the start of the pandemic, at least 46 health care workers have died from COVID-19 (as of January 14, 2022), including 3 new reported COVID-19–related deaths in health care workers since June 2021.
  • While the Omicron variant appears to demonstrate lower disease severity,Reference1 the largest number of new COVID-19 cases in health care workers was recorded between June 2021 and January 2022, compared with the first 3 waves. This had an impact on the number of staff available to provide care.
  • Over the course of the pandemic, health care workers have made up a smaller share of Canada’s new COVID-19 cases. Of the total new cases that were recorded between June 16, 2021, and January 14, 2022, health care workers accounted for 4.5% of cases, compared with 19.4% of the cases recorded between January 15, 2020, and July 23, 2020.

source: Canadian Institute for Health Information

Latest

Pfizer Exec Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release

A Pfizer executive said Monday that neither she nor other Pfizer...

Moderna and Pfizer Seek Booster Authorization for Children

Moderna and Pfizer seek emergency use authorization for their...

Gas prices on the rise again after OPEC cuts oil production

After falling from July through mid-September, gas prices are...

Newsletter

Don't miss

Pfizer Exec Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release

A Pfizer executive said Monday that neither she nor other Pfizer...

Moderna and Pfizer Seek Booster Authorization for Children

Moderna and Pfizer seek emergency use authorization for their...

Gas prices on the rise again after OPEC cuts oil production

After falling from July through mid-September, gas prices are...

Free mRNA for Your Baby?

New science shows COVID-19 vaccines remains in breastmilk up...
iAwake News
iAwake Newshttps://iawake.news
iAwake News is our "Truth" News Portal about health, news, living, lifestyle, fashion and wellness. Take your time and immerse yourself in this amazing experience!

Pfizer Exec Concedes COVID-19 Vaccine Was Not Tested on Preventing Transmission Before Release

A Pfizer executive said Monday that neither she nor other Pfizer officials knew whether its COVID-19 vaccine would stop transmission before entering the market last year. Member of the...

Moderna and Pfizer Seek Booster Authorization for Children

Moderna and Pfizer seek emergency use authorization for their bivalent COVID boosters for children. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Pfizer and Moderna are both seeking emergency use authorization for...

Gas prices on the rise again after OPEC cuts oil production

After falling from July through mid-September, gas prices are once again headed higher, most recently bolstered by a decision by the OPEC+ alliance of...
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x