ICCC Weekly Newsletter Jan 2, 2022

Asha Bajaj
11 min readJan 2, 2022

ICCC Weekly Newsletter

01 January 2022

President’s View

RIPUDAMAN SINGH DHILLON

Governments need support to change strategy to combat Covid-19 variants

The rapidity with which the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spreading throughout the world has been astonishing. The global economy, beset with the pandemic since March 2020, was just beginning to emerge out of the shadows. Just when it seemed that it was moving out of the morass, it is facing headwinds again. Globally health authorities have reached a consensus that omicron is not as toxic as the previous variants. However, it is highly contagious. In Ontario alone the cases have risen to 18,000+ within less than a week — the highest number since the outbreak of Covid-19 in early 2020.

The new measures that the Ontario government has announced about the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing, which will restrict the publicly funded tests only to a select group are necessary for a view of the rapidity, contagiousness, and recurrence of the new variant of the virus. When double and three-times vaccinated people are testing positive, there is a…

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Asha Bajaj

I write on national and international Health, Politics, Business, Education, Environment, Biodiversity, Science, First Nations, Humanitarian, gender, women