TORONTO (AP) – Prime Minister Astin Trudeau said on Friday that Pfizer would double the number of vaccines in Canada next month, and announced that the Red Cross was ready to deploy in Ontario to help vaccinate against a record number of coronavirus infections. options
Trudeau said the epidemic was particularly bad in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, where record numbers of intensive care beds were being filled.
“Ontario has reached out to help. I can tell you today that we stand with the Canadian Red Cross to assist their mobile vaccination teams. “This applies to people who get the most serious condition with doses,” Trudeau said.
The spokesman for the Prime Minister of Ontario denied that he had asked for help.
“While we appreciate the Prime Minister’s proposal, as long as it does not coincide with the increase in the proposal, we do not need the Red Cross at this time to administer vaccines in Ontario. We do not have a problem with capacity, we have a problem with supply, “said Ivana Elich, spokeswoman for the Prime Minister of Ontario.
However, Ontario is asking to send nurses and other health care workers to other states. In a letter to all states and territories, the Ontario government said it was short of thousands of nurses. Helen Angus, the Deputy Minister of Health, also asked if her colleagues had the resources to save. His letter says the epidemic has strained hospital capacity, particularly resuscitation.
According to Angus, Ontario will have 4,145 hospital nurses in the next four months alone.
“We anticipate the need for this strong support for four months after the expected peak of the third wave,” Angus wrote.
Trudeau said this was probably the last վերջին most difficult part of the epidemic, but said Canada would receive an additional 4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine in May and another 2 million in June և 2 million more in July.
With these additions, by June, the country of 38 million will receive a dose of 24 million Pfizer. At the same time, Moderna said it would ship 650,000 doses of its vaccine to Canada by the end of the month, instead of the expected 1.2 million.
Canada receives its first Johnson & Johnson shipment later this month – 300,000 doses.
Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Canada would receive a total of 48 to 50 million doses by the end of June.
Vaccines have risen in Canada, but delays in reintroducing stronger restrictions in Ontario have led to a third wave.
Dr. Adalstein Brown, Co-Chair of the Ontario Government’s Scientific Advisers, called on six people to request house arrests, and urged citizens to notice that hospitals were “sewing.” In recent days, Ontario has registered an average of nearly 5,000 new infections a day.
“We are setting up field hospitals, separating the critically ill from their families and transporting them by helicopter to the region for care. Children’s hospitals now treat adults as patients they did not have in Ontario before. “It has never happened before in Canada,” he said.
His team predicts more than 30,000 new infections a day by the end of next month unless tougher measures are taken. The Ontario Prime Minister is expected to announce further restrictions later Friday. The retail store is still open for curb pickup.