‘Here to stay’: Why this infectious disease expert remains wary of COVID-19 – CTV

April 21, 2023

The latest data from Health Canada shows more than 3,200 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 the week of April 11.

When infectious disease expert Dr. Abdu Sharkawy looks at the rates of infection countrywide, he sees that people are getting sick, but not severely.

“Fortunately, the situation is relatively stable, which means to say that we’re not seeing huge surges of patients being admitted, specifically for COVID-19,” Dr. Sharkawy, internal medicine and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, told CTV’s Your Morning on Friday. “We’re certainly seeing the very, very rare situation of people admitted, needing ICU.”

The new variant of concern circulating in India, which is a combination of two previous Omicron variants, is worth “keeping an eye on,” Sharkawy said.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/here-to-stay-why-this-infectious-disease-expert-remains-wary-of-covid-19-1.6365181

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