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Infectious Questions: What health professionals need to know about 2019-nCoV and COVID-19

To support public health knowledge translation during the current outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus, NCCID is releasing a Q+A podcast series for public health professionals and health care practitioners in Canada. Listener submissions and feedback will drive podcast topics.

Please contact NCCID Project Manager Shivoan Balakumar to submit questions on 2019-nCoV and COVID-19 for future episodes.

Infectious Questions ranked sixteenth on MPH Online's list of Top 30 Public Health Podcasts of 2020.

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Episode 8

Monday, April 6, 2020 — On this episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss livestock, farming and One Health considerations for COVID-19. We speak with Dr. Simon Otto, a veterinarian, epidemiologist and assistant professor at the University of Alberta School of Public Health.

Episode 7

Monday, March 30, 2020 — In the 7th episode of our series on COVID-19, we discuss public health roles, measures and considerations for northern and remote communities in Canada. We speak with Dr. Michael Isaac, Medical Officer of Health in the Northern Health Region of Manitoba.

Episode 6

Monday, March 23, 2020 — Continuing our series on COVID-19, we speak to Dr. David Strang, a geriatrician and co-founding member of the Long Term Care Medical Directors Association of Canada,  on how Long Term Care homes, as well as supportive residences for seniors in communities, are preparing

Episode 5

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — In partnership with the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health, our 5th episode in the COVID-19 series focuses on pandemic preparedness in First Nations communities. We speak with Marlene Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor at the Assembly of First Nations, and Dr. Myrle Ballard, Researcher and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba.

Additional Resources from NCCIH

Indigenous Services Canada’s preparedness and response to COVID-19

English [PDF]
Français [PDF]

Episode 4

Thursday, February 21, 2020 — In the fourth episode of this series, we delve into the issues of stigma and discrimination as they relate to 2019-nCoV, and how public health can respond. We talk with Pemma Muzumdar, a Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

Additional Resources from NCCDH

Lets’s Talk: Racism and health equity (English/French)
Key public health resources for anti-racism action: A curated list (English/French)

Episode 3

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — In this episode, we focus on effective public health engagement with nurses in Canada about 2019-nCoV. We speak with Dr. Claire Betker, President of the Canadian Nurses Association and the Scientific Director for the National Collaborating Centre for the Determinants of Health.

Episode 2

Friday, February 7, 2020 — In this episode, we continue our look at the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, specifically on infection prevention and control in Canadian healthcare settings. We chat with  Dr. John Embil, an infectious disease consultant at the University of Manitoba and Medical Director for the Infection Prevention and Control program at the Health Sciences Centre hospital and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Episode 1

Thursday, February 6, 2020 — In the first episode of the series, we pose questions on Novel Coronavirus testing and diagnosis and Canada’s laboratory response to Dr. Jared Bullard, an infectious disease specialist and Associate Medical Director at the Cadham Provincial Lab in Winnipeg Manitoba.

Transcripts

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