Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19
There is a new face in the world of Canadian superheroes. One that represents Canada’s very best.
The latest face on our superhero gallery: the Ontario Children’s Hospital.
The hospital is calling on heroes from a variety of fields to assist in the fight against COVID-19 in Ontario.
“We have heroes who come from our science, our medicine, our technology and even our theatre,” said Dr. Mark Ware, CEO of the Ontario Children’s Hospital.
The hospital is asking the same heroes that helped it beat back the deadly SARS and MERS viruses to help this time around.
“We are incredibly grateful for their assistance, especially the kind and skilled medical specialists who will be working on our frontline.”
Ontario is being hit by the pandemic in a way that has not been seen since the 1918 flu. But this time, there are no signs that the virus is turning.
The Ontario Children’s Hospital said Friday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the hospital’s emergency department has dropped to four out of 15, and out of all Ontario’s public hospital emergency rooms, it is one of the few.
“It is very encouraging to see Ontario is still in this very early stage of this pandemic. But we need to stay vigilant,” Ware said.
The hospital has said it is using technology called telemedicine to help patients access the full range of services available to them.
And when it comes to the heroes helping with the fight against COVID-19, Ontario’s heroes have come from some unlikely places.
“We know there are many incredible people across the province who are working side by side to save lives and provide care to those who need it,” Ware said.
Among those helping the fight