Lifting the lockdown: What comes next?
Canada is slowly beginning to reopen after twelve weeks in lockdown – what comes next? Have we made enough progress on COVID-19 and anti-body testing? Are we any closer to finding a vaccine? Have we enhanced our contact tracing capabilities to feel confident to find a “new normal”? Some may believe that reopening is overdue, but at the same time, the threat of a second wave looms.
Health reporter and columnist André Picard, and science reporter Ivan Semeniuk discussed the health and scientific developments of the pandemic, steps required to reopen, and what it would take to force us back into lockdown, if a second wave occurs. Their conversation was moderated by deputy national editor, Nicole MacIntyre.