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Doctors Are Encouraging Manitobans To Mask Up Again

As the season changes and the weather gets colder by the day, snow storms and befriending negative temperatures, many Manitobans are getting sick from respiratory viruses and COVID-19.

Hospitals have been observing a spike in the number of children visiting the hospitals due to extreme colds and other symptoms of respiratory diseases. The doctors and generally the hospitals are encouraging people to mask up and get into the habit of wearing a mask again so they can protect themselves and other people, especially for students and people that work since they’re in contact with a vast amount of people for a long time every day.

“Businesses can even offer to provide mass for free because we know that will increase uptake. Just be smart. Don’t go out if you’re sick. It is becoming difficult to even care for kids coming in with compound fractures needing an [operating room] and waiting days to even get to that point because sicker children and babies need to be prioritized. I’m not sure I can honestly say that there is capacity for even one patient at this very second, so things are that tight,” said Doctor Candace Bradshaw, President of Doctors Manitoba.

Moreover, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that the country is going through an Influenza virus pandemic, which doctors observed. Doctors have been seeing a lot of Influenza A and Influenza B cases in hospitals, and schools have been reporting a significant number of absences due to the spread of the Influenza virus. Therefore, people should protect themselves and others by wearing a mask, which is not hard since this became a habit after the Covid-29 pandemic. Manitobans should stay safe, protect themselves and others, and stay home if sick.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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