COVID-19 Update Webinar: September 23 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
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Is NYGH going to be getting saliva testing like Mt. Sinai and WCH?
can you comment on FP and FN rate for testing? I’m getting asked this a lot from “asymptomatic “ pts about FP; also incubation period
For health care workers, is there any prioritising of testing for covid?
How are pharmacies able to maintain distancing when giving flu shots?
Agree. CoVId Centre great place to work. Fun, fast-paced, positive vibe
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So why are they asking the kids to eat in their classrooms not distanced???
We will post specific guidance on how to run a clinic in your office through Notes
For flu shots
For those with developmental disabilities who age earlier - should they receive the high dose vaccine at an earlier age. We usually use the age of 50 years
so pharmacies will be doing COVID testing AND giving preventive flu shots??
Can you comment on protocol for asymptomatic patients who have the app, get pinged but have no idea how significant that contact was. Do they need to get tested and/or self isolate? Self-isolation was the advice given to someone I know by PH.
what is sensitivity and specificity of saliva test if ( collection devices were standardized etc..)
Fact Sheet for 2020 Influenza Vaccine - Public Health Ontario - https://www.publichealthontario.ca/-/media/documents/f/2020/fact-sheet-influenza-vaccine-2020-2021.pdf?la=en
is nasal spray flu vaccine going to be available
No FLuMist Available this year
saliva test will likely be used in specific populations rather than general populations
what is being done now to improve access to testing? how will the wait times be improved asap?
Would a self-swabbing program help with volumes and line-up challenges?
That answers the self-swabbing question
Ekua Asabea Blair
One of my employees had travelled to Columbia before the pandemic. She recently returned to Canada. She had a C19 test at the airport and self-isolated for 14 days. She was required to do another C-19 at the end of self-isolation. Can we allow her to return to work without waiting for the result of the last C19 test taken at the end of the 14 day isolation?
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The app also doesn't tell you when the contact was. so do you isolate for 14 days from the time you're notified? Does a negative test mean you don't have to isolate?
Any thought about mobile vaccination units?