This TikToker From Ontario Created An Epic Skating Class In His Backyard And It’s Going Viral (VIDEOS)

According to Jüni, there are three things to do to get out of the current wave quickly.

“One is our decrease in contact – in combination with public health measures and people’s behavior, this will be extremely important,” Jüni said.

Since January 5, the Ford government has reduced the size of social gatherings to five people indoors and 10 people outdoors in response to the transmissibility of the Omicron variant. On top of that, indoor gymnasiums and restaurants have also been closed to the public.

“When we could still kind of assess our number of cases, what we saw was that on average one infected person would cause two additional infections,” the scientific director said. “It’s not rocket science. It means that if we reduce our contact path, then an infected person, on average, will only infect one more person, and that means we’re starting to see a fixed line of our number of cases.”

“The second is the rapid deployment of the third doses, which will give us additional protection,” Jüni said.

As of December 20, all Ontarians 18 and older can schedule an appointment for their third dose. Fourth doses have even become available for more vulnerable populations.

Jüni, however, thinks the province needs to continue its vaccination efforts when it comes to children aged 5 to 11. Based on current provincial government data50% of this age group have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while only 7% are fully vaccinated.

The last thing that will help flatten the curve is the virus itself.

“The third is, of course, that the rapid spread of the virus will in itself contribute to population immunity,” Jüni said.

“These three aspects combined will hopefully lead to a flattening of the curve relatively soon.”

So while the province does not view the number of COVID-19 cases as an indicator of the current epidemiological situation, Jüni says that after Ontario sees the curve begin to flatten, a week to 10 days later, the province will see the effects on hospital admissions and subsequently on intensive care occupancy.

But, as soon as the restrictions are lifted, Jüni predicts that the number of cases will “return immediately”.

“So what we have to do is we have to ride out this wave in a way that’s still manageable for the healthcare system. When the wave ends, almost everyone […] will have achieved some kind of immunity – either through vaccination, through infection or a combination of the two,” Jüni said.

“That’s what’s going to change the face of this pandemic. That’s what’s going to slow down the challenges we face with fewer threats to the healthcare system.”

As it stands, Ontario is set to lift current restrictions on January 26, although Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has said he “cannot guarantee” that they will be lifted. will not be extended.

This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Health Canada has a solid website with all the latest COVID-19 vaccine information and can answer all your questions.

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