TORONTO — Every health unit in Ontario could soon be collecting race-based data on the COVID-19 pandemic after the provincial government announced Monday it would act on the advice of community leaders and public health experts who want the figures tracked.
This is an interview from CareFirst Seniors with Dr. Chi Ming Chow about the Cardiovascular Disease Management during COVID-19. During the interview, Dr. Chow talked about the statistics in Canada and the world case. He also cover the topics on early stage case fatality rate by underlying health condition in china, rare disease in children possibly caused by COVID-19, different stage of waves during the pandemic, etc.
Inspirations from COVID-19 is a series of online interview program conducted by TorontoTV. On May 15, 2020, TorontoTV interviewed Dr. Joseph Y. Chu, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHA, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Neurology) – University of Toronto,Chair of Research, Chinese Canadian Heart and Brain Association. The interview was conducted in Cantonese. It covered varies topics : Firstly. the situation in the hospital in Toronto. Second, due to the social distance requirement, ways of providing medical consultation is changed. Fourth, he also talked about the complications of the patients on COVID19, heart and brain. Lastly, he discussed about the plans to do research on race/ethnicity of COVID-19
Omni News interviewed Dr. Joseph Chu on the topic of Importance of collecting statistic on different ethnic group being affected by COVID19. This interview is conducted in Cantonese on May 13, 2020.
Dr. Joseph Chu, Research Chair, CCHABA had summarized recent findings regarding how COVID-19 related to the brain and neurologic systems. The three main points are:
Call 9-1-1 for heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest
Do not hesitate to call 9-1-1, even during the coronavirus pandemic. Hospitals are prepared. Don’t let COVID-19 destroy more lives.
Management for patients with neurologic disorders. It is very important to maintain good health habits and follow the recommendations from your family physicians and specialists to avoid any complications due to improper measures. Also, it is also essential that one should not be avoiding calling for emergency service due to worries about contracting COVID19 when brought to the hospital for assessment. In particular, if someone is experiencing symptoms of a stroke, (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) calling 911 and seeking immediate emergency assessment at the hospital is vital to reduce morbidity and mortality. There had been many scientific studies that have shown that the earlier the intervention is provided to stroke patients, the better will be the outcome. The following are 10 helpful wellness tips :