Quebec does not consider mandatory COVID-19 measures, despite high infection rates


Quebec is not currently considering re-imposing a comprehensive COVID-19 restriction, despite being in the midst of a wave, health officials provided up-to-date information on the state’s situation on Thursday. Said that.

Dr. Marie France Reynaud, Senior Strategic Health Adviser for Public Health at the Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec (MHSS), said:

According to Raynaud’s, the number of cases has increased in some areas, but has leveled off in other areas, including the Montreal region.

“We are clearly on the wave and BA.5 is certainly responsible, but it mainly causes manageable infections and does not have a dramatic impact on infected people,” she said. Said.

More than 40% of cases in the state are associated with the Omicron BA.5 variant, according to MHSS officials.

Raynaud said he had fewer ICU admissions than the previous wave, although community infections and hospitalizations remained high. She attributed this to the vaccine preventing serious consequences.

Raynault said that vaccine protection is weakened, so people, especially those over the age of 60, need to be boosted after 5-6 months.

On the issue of Canada’s approval of the Moderna vaccine for infants on July 14, Raynault awaits the advice of its own immune committee to determine the state’s “potential, strength” to recommend this vaccination. Said.

“We know that children are far less affected by COVID, and when they are hospitalized for COVID, the results are very positive,” she said. “Nevertheless, there are parents with frail children, or they themselves are frail, or live with frail older parents who want to take it.”

Health officials also commented on Ottawa’s decision to revive a compulsory random test for fully vaccinated travelers on July 19.

“Tests do help identify travelers who have variants,” but we must be aware that we already have a really, really good community transmission. No, “Reynaud said. “You can do it yourself without the help of your neighbors.

“It’s clear that it’s not a powerful program for controlling transmissions in Canada.”

“Living with a virus”

Raynault also stated that it is important to remember that all hospitalizations are “COVID” rather than COVID-19.

According to the latest release, of the 1,860 COVID-related hospitalizations in the state, 632 are due to COVID and are not another major cause. data..

Health officials said the shortage of hospital staff was a major problem.that’s all 7,000 Healthcare workers are absent due to COVID related reasons.

The state is currently out of the process of trying to eradicate the virus by threatening blockages, curfew, vaccine passports, and taxation on unvaccinated people.

Instead, Raynaud reiterated the meaning of “living with the virus.”

She said she should avoid going out when she has symptoms and should wear a mask if she needs to go out. If symptoms appear, perform a rapid test and if symptoms persist, isolate for at least 5 days.

“Living with a virus means taking simple and efficient measures that can be easily integrated into normal life.”

Noe Chartier


NoƩ Charter is a Montreal-based Epoch Times reporter. Twitter: @NChartierET Gettr: @nchartieret