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I have been quite open about my concern for the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. I have seen many patients and family members get COVID, despite no confirmed case exposure. I suspected a ton of asymptomatic spread. I have gone so far as to say I think 70-80% of COVID infected individuals are asymptomatic, and I still believe this to be true.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Ontario struggles with mental health issues? Overall, more than 70% of adults who struggle with mental health concerns began to have difficulty in childhood. Early intervention and access to mental health resources during childhood has the potential to change the trajectory of a child’s health and wellness.
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The short version is it will likely take several months before a vaccine is approved for use in kids. The COVID-19 vaccines were created and tested in record speed, a huge scientific leap with tons of collaboration around the world.
Virtual healthcare refers to virtual visits between a healthcare provider. The pandemic has highlighted that virtual care can provide reassurance and efficiency, while allowing families to remain in the safe comfort of their homes, while still accessing expert care. Satisfaction amongst patients is high.