COVID-19 is spreading faster than last year among Ontario's students and staff. Are we being ‘set up to fail?’
2021-09-15 from thestar.com
Ontario has confirmed more than 300 COVID-19 cases early into the school year — a number that one expert says indicates the virus is spreading faster than last year.
Ahmed Al-Jaishi, an epidemiologist and postdoctorate fellow at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, said he was shocked to see 328 confirmed cases in students and staff reported when the province released its initial set of data Tuesday.
Based on his research, Al-Jaishi said community transmission for people younger than 20 years old is six times higher compared to last year.
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