Scientists, clinicians across Canada preparing for future pandemic threats

The Canadian federal government recently announced funding for research projects focused on strengthening Canada’s pandemic preparedness. Dr. Andrew Pinto recently spoke with The Globe and Mail about Prepared, a project that will focus on screening for any new viruses or pathogens that start to appear in patients in emergency rooms or primary-care clinics. “As a public health specialist and as a practising physician, I would very much anticipate there being another respiratory pandemic in the future. The challenge is we don’t know when it will be or what it will be,” said Dr. Pinto.

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