114 Hot Spots in Ontario - Doctors want a Nation Wide Circuit Breaker put in place

News 100 redBy Staff

May 2, 2021

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A group of Canadian doctors in a letter to the government published in Macleans magazine said over the weekend that the country needs a two week circuit breaker to prevent to spread of Covid19 and its numerous variants.

CBC circuit breaker

Dr Annand Kumar, Winnipeg Critical Care doctor talking to Rosemary Barton on CBC. Dr. Kumar was one of the doctors who signed the letter.

The letter said “… a maximum COVID-19 infection suppression strategy with the goal of reducing infections to very low levels, and halting new outbreaks with aggressive contact tracing and local measures” are needed.  “We can initiate this strategy right now by starting with an intense circuit-breaker shutdown until case counts fall sufficiently to allow individual contact tracing, testing and isolation.

“Occasional limited local shutdowns, together with more rapid rollout of COVID-19 immunizations, can be utilized to control the epidemic.”

In Ontario the Public Health Units have identified 114 hot spots where vaccinations are available to anyone over the age of 18.

Hot spots are locations where there are corporations or clusters of places where people work and where there has been a sudden rise in infections.   They are identified by postal code.

The Public Health Units send in teams of people to do on the spot vaccinations

The list below doesn’t mean much to the average reader but it does point out the number of locations where the virus is out of control.

covis patient

Intensive Care Units are close to the breaking point in terms of capacity.

Once the virus is in a community, even something as small as a postal code, it gets transmitted.

Durham Region Health Department L1S, L1T, L1V, L1X, L1Z

Halton Region Public Health  L9E

City of Hamilton Public Health Services L8W, L9C

Niagara Region Public Health L2G

Ottawa Public Health K1T, K1V, K2V

Peel Public Health L4T, L4W, L4X, L4Z, L5A, L5B, L5C, L5K, L5L, L5M, L5N, L5R, L5V, L5W, L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z, L7A, L7C

Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit L3Z

Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency ServicesN2C

Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public HealthN1K

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit N8H, N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N9YYork Region Public HealthL0J, L3S, L3T, L4B, L4E, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L6B, L6C, L6E

Toronto Public Health M1B, M1C, M1E, M1G, M1H, M1J, M1K, M1L, M1M, M1P, M1R, M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W, M1X, M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M4A, M4H, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M5V, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6L, M6M, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P, M9R, M9V, M9W

Southwestern Public Health N5H

Is this the beginning of a 4th wave?

Dr. Kumar said  “every time we think we have gotten ahead of the virus we have been proved to be wrong.”

Return to the Front page
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

1 comment to 114 Hot Spots in Ontario – Doctors want a Nation Wide Circuit Breaker put in place

  • Denise W.

    Why don’t we already have this? With only, maybe, three percent of Canadians fully vaccinated the country is very vulnerable. And with the unfortunate necessity of spreading out the two injections, we are in uncharted territory. Mobility restrictions and useless political posturing, are all we have right now.

Leave a Reply