N.B. Medical Society head warns of new COVID-19 wave, urges people get their fourth doses – CBC

Dr. Mark MacMillan fears wave anticipated in fall has already begun

Jul 09, 2022

The head of the New Brunswick Medical Society is urging those who are eligible to get their fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine amid what he believes is the start of a new wave of the pandemic in the province.

Dr. Mark MacMillan made the comments Friday, after Horizon Health Network announced three emergency departments were forced to temporarily close because too many doctors and nurses were off sick with COVID-19.

“The wave, unfortunately, appears to be starting. We’re seeing an increase in the numbers,” he said.

“We really need New Brunswickers to protect themselves [by getting their fourth dose] so that we can protect ourselves as well, so we can keep working and care for you when you come see us if you’re ill.”

Earlier this week, Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said officials were watching for a possible new wave after four more COVID deaths, an increase in hospitalizations because of the virus and a near doubling in new reported cases over the previous week.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-covid-19-new-wave-fourth-dose-medical-society-macmillan-1.6515582

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