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Coronavirus outbreak: Frontline health care workers rationed for medical equipment, supplies

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Linda Silas, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions says rationing of the supplies is not safe and possibly illegal in order for healthcare workers on the frontlines to do their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across the country, a number of businesses and factories have retooled in order to assist in the production of highly sought after medical supplies.

Canada’s chief public health officer has cautioned health officials to be smart in their use of supplies as the outbreak continues.

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93 thoughts on “Coronavirus outbreak: Frontline health care workers rationed for medical equipment, supplies

  1. Big thanks for all the nurses & all front line workers. Hope this will be over soon

  2. We the people need to help the health care and front line people that are working to keep us safe?? If you have any skills now is the time to make use of them. It seems that our government is not prepared to look after them

  3. Keep voting for Trump. He is really taking goodly care of us. Trump is a Narcissistic and do not have the capacity to feel. People love the HEALTH CARE WORKERS but they will be voting for Trump again. If you loved the healthcare workers so much, then get rid of this man in the White House. What about the next pandemic that arrives? Do you really thing that this man in the white house will protect us?

  4. Protecting the medical teams and enough medical equipments are the most important task during this disaster. Otherwise the disaster will become even much more horrible

  5. The Chinese government ordered state-backed companies abroad to strip our shelves of hand sanitizer, masks and hazmat suits in January while telling us there was “no human to human transmission”. China is now back to manufacturing as normal while all other countries have a crippled economy and a health system.
    Thank you China

    1. CBC in NB did a story about this, a guy bought up all the n95s at a shoppers and shipped them back to China. Back when the media was telling us we should be more worried about the flu. Imbeciles.

  6. How much medical equipment did Trudeau send over seas

  7. Just ask Justin to get back those 16 TONS of medical supplies that he gave to China (gave for free) back in February. See what he says about giving away all of Canada’s emergency medical supplies and equipment, just at the time we needed it most.

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  9. Party’s over, people can’t live with impunity.

  10. stop talking and DO something about it!!!

  11. Sending it all to China was CRIMINAL!

  12. Hope the government doesn’t get the masks or medical supplies from China! Because China sold the fake masks to Holland ! The people in Holland had to throw the masks away and off course they lost the money! Please do not trust China! Please don’t use the masks or medical supplies just sent from China! 😷🙏

  13. Let’s not be like people on the USA!!! Let’s come together and United no matter of your political affiliation. I am not a liberal supporter but I recognize that this crisis would be very challenging for any government or president.

    Let’s comply with our health officials and government, don’t do it for the party that is asking to do your part, let’s do it for eachother, for our loved ones and for the thousands of healthcare workers who literally risk their lives to fight this pandemic.

    We are Canadians, not Americans. Let’s stop pointing fingers and look for someone to blame, that is so American. Instead let’s support our Federal and Provincial governments, no matter what party they represent, because today they are one party, a party that we all count on and look up to.

    As a Canadian I want to say I love you all, no matter where in Canada you are, i pray for every single one of you and your families as i do for our leaders who are faced with most challenging situation since World War II, let’s be there for eachother and for time being put politics aside.

  14. THIS IS A TRAVESTY !!!!!!

  15. The saving grace for Canada is population density not our government .
    We have a very large land area for such a small population of 37 million people. Many Canadians live in detached homes not sharing hallways , staircases or elevators like people who live in apartments or high rises.
    If you crammed 19.5 million Canadians into a small area the size of the state of New York-
    we would have the same problems as other countries.
    Imagine sticking 19.5 millions onto Newfoundland Island ? Vancouver has a population of 5,400 people per square kilometre , New York has 27,346 people per square kilometre. These are the issue and problems other countries are having with population density.
    Everything the Canadian government has done has been damage control after they failed to protect Canadians by allowing sick and infected travellers to return without monitoring there self isolation.
    We are saved by population density not by our government.

  16. To Global News… I don’t know who to believe, this lady or the premiers. Why don’t you interview both at the same time and get to the bottom of this issue.

  17. Sadly media won’t cover the 16 tonnes of medical supplies Canada’s Liberals shipped to China in February. Our front line workers are being sacrificed so Trudeau and his band of virtue signallers can gain favor on the international stage.
    China has returned a pittance of the supplies we sent back (only surgical masks NOT N95 respirators).

    People need to understand the Liberals knew this was coming and they sacrificed Canadians health and safety (and most likely LIVES) to help China. Think about that.

  18. This is the first MSM report that exposes the reality of our Liberal government’s total incompetence …..criminal negligence

  19. Why aren’t Trudeau’s kids still in quarantine?

    1. The nannies raise his children not him. They are merely a prop he wheels out on occasion to make him seem like a good family man.

    2. Itsa Dependu so we don’t have to live through another Trudeau in power

  20. Shouldn’t have sent 16 tons to Cn. You learned from SARS? No Canada gov didn’t. God bless the health care workers here. HK was facing the same thing 2 months ago, did anyone pay attention? No media suppressed the truth.

  21. We have decided to trash our economy over 60 deaths. What a joke.

  22. I use Mississauga bus transfers for my book mark for the Bible for the first time and notice yesterday for some reason I kept the two and used them
    Nov 01/ 19 and the Dec 11/19 they our together put both together it reads covid 19 if you use one number one as the letter I , is that a coincidence ,I do not think so , there is no odds ,me being on the bus at that time different days Prayer does work coved 19 works too, believe what you want , Pray and get right with God and ask Jesus Christ into your hearts and lives 🙏 for the sick and the brave workers all over the world.

  23. She still didn’t answer the question as to why things are behind locked doors???? So ?

  24. Who’s going to run all these new respirator machines this is like watching a bad horror movie get these medical Heroes hazmat suits

  25. This is what we get for sending our manufacturing overseas to get more economic gain. Why are people surprised that that would happen?

  26. Still better than those Trumptards 👍

  27. Entire Canadian media is well paid so they don’t ask questions Nd will never criticize Justin and his team fir such carelessness letting so many cases of carona virus to rise .Not even enough no medical supplies to front line workers while they gave away 20 tons of medical supply to China 🇨🇳 This liberal government is so useless acting too late even now liberal government is allowing ppl to come in without proper screening no isolation to them yet only verbal warnings we need a f curfew man.. to stop poke moving fir at least few days Nd isolate those affected and those who came back . Look at India how the PM himself is well involved and announced a 21 day lock down even with only 600 cases with 1-60 billion ppl . Stop wasting our hard earned tax money on other countries and spend it in Canada 🇨🇦 first Justin

  28. These shortages are happening all over USA and Europe too. That’s what you get for outsourcing everything for the past 40 years and have no manufacturing sector. If anyone is surprised by this, they are idiots.

  29. BEWARE of the Teachers of the Law. They like to walk around with flowing robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogue, and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widow’s houses and for a show make lengthy prayers.
    THESE MEN WILL BE PUNISHED MOST SEVERELY.

    Warning Against Hypocrisy
    on Matthew 23 NIV
    Warning to Escape Babylon’s Judgement
    on Revelation 17-18 NIV

    So when you pray,
    DO NOT BE LIKE THE HYPOCRITES!
    but GO INTO YOUR ROOM,
    close the door, and pray to your Father who is UNSEEN, and then your Father who sees what is DONE IN SECRET will reward you.
    DO NOT worship, do not pray nor bow down to images; but love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.
    GOD IS SPIRIT, so his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and Truth;
    they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
    “Matthew 5-7 NIV Bible Gateway”, we can use google search.
    These are the teachings,
    The Righteousness of our Lord Jesus Christ our God.
    PRACTICE and TEACH
    REPENT, and start doing what is right.

    If you abide my teachings, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
    Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
    “In the New Heaven and New Earth,
    ONLY RIGHTEOUSNESS dwells.”

    Guard your hearts and your thoughts, the devil is furious because he knows that his time is short.
    WE ARE ON THE LAST DAYS OF THE EVIL,
    the LAST TEST that will test all the inhabitants of the Earth.
    The Lord will make his
    Final Judgement.
    My SALVATION is on the way, my Righteousness never fails.
    May the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ our God be with all.

    1. Ab by Meanwhile in reality, places like China and South-Korea with most atheists seem to be coping the best and people like you attending worship are getting infected by the masses even though they claim God will protect them.

      Where is God in that by your logic? Punishing the believers and saving the atheists?

      Perhaps its just a virus that has nothing to do with any existing or non existing God? If God had anything to do with it, don’t you think he would be able yo clearly communicate what is he punishing people for instead of leaving people guessing?

      If you think prayer works ever, why are there sick innocent Christian children on this planet? You don’t think people have prayed for all of them?

  30. If you don’t have ppe,don’t go into work…so if you’re going to work and complaining about no ppe your stupid and could infect your families,and with no ventilator they die

  31. Do you desire to be saved? Please listen to: ADRIAN ROGERS: THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB. Thank you and please continue praying to end covid 19. God bless.

    1. I love Adrian Rogers. I used to listen to him on the Radio when he was alive and now listen to Love Worth Finding on Youtube. He was a very powerful preacher.

    2. So God did this?

  32. God bless healthcare workers all over the world.

  33. Crazy how all these outbreaks appear in areas that recently enrolled 5G.

  34. Trudeau gave several tons of equipment to China,There’s talk they will gladly sell it back to us.Lucky us.

    1. Covid 19 thrives on liberals kinda like the trash taking itself out

    2. @Justin Marion Lots of Chinese bots and/or Liberal apologists spreading this misinformation today. You are right China returned a fraction and lesser “quality” to allow for their propaganda to follow.
      Left leaning Canadians are a gullible lot.

    3. @alan carre That’s a lie, they sent back a fraction of what we sent them with the exception of surgical masks which are NOT protection against COVID-19. But thanks for spreading fakes news comrade.

    4. @the Branch7757 No, you’re the one who’s spreading disinformation.

      “It was absolutely certain in early February that we would need this equipment,” Amir Attaran, a professor at University of Ottawa’s school of epidemiology and public health and its faculty of law, told The Globe and Mail. “This decision went beyond altruism into high negligence and incompetence because Canada did not, and does not, have surplus equipment to spare.”

    5. I’m no mathematician but the number we gave them are alot higher then the numbers they gave us. Also why’s this coming from the Bank of China and not the Chinese government? And mask for our nurses last week and today would be alot better then masks next week sometime……

  35. Lmfao at the people who caused this, telling we have to trust them!! Maybe if you did your job correctly, you would have earned that trust. Smh !

  36. If hospital is not safe for the workers, then workers become patients of the hospital. Why would a hospital wants to create more patients for itself. Where are your spirit of sacrifice and feeling of patriotism. Canada is our pride. Tell us you are worthy of your uniform………

  37. Wear a mask . 😷.
    Protect yourself.
    Fake Stream Media is about 3 weeks behind.

    1. @Paulie’s Walnutz 😂😂😂

    2. JDubb Good luck finding a mask, most places are sold out. I’ve been wearing a shemagh with a piece of furnace filter stitched in and soaked in spray nine.😬

    3. I would say “Protect yourself, and those around you” instead.

  38. Thank god trudeau sent our ppe to China for free so they could turn around and sell them to their people. At least the Canadians dying of covid can rest assured that no one thought we might be racist. Gosh these nurses are so racist, didn’t anyone tell them MASKS DONT PROTECT ANYONE?? It’s xenophobic to want to protect yourself from covid!! That’s what our leaders have been telling us since they allowed the medical stockpiles of masks in Canada to EXPIRE. Trudeau did this. Never forget. He did this to us. Oh but he has a nice beard right ladies?? Smh congrats on ruining our country. Least you could do is apologize and get back in the kitchen smfh.

  39. Because Trudeau shipped 16 tons of supplies to China

    1. @the Branch7757 Yes, they sent back a minuscule fraction of what Canada sent them. Thanks for the propaganda comrade.

    2. You really are a sheep. Trudeau and his merry gang were telling people that closing the borders would do nothing, wearing masks would do nothing and they called people racist for avoiding malls and restaurants. In fact, in January they were claiming there was no human to human transmission. China was also caught sending defective tests to Italy, Spain and several other countries along with fake masks.

    3. China is sending us a shipment in return. Global news did a feature on it this week. We helped them. They are helping us. Just look it up.

  40. I think it’s time to reconsider our healthcare

    1. How we can reconcider the system & Ford cut billion of $ from the health care system.

  41. We should have them things ready

    1. ꧁Leticia Marie Medina꧂ Trudeau sent them to China

  42. Open boarders. Those with strict laws on boarders are doin much better then the liberal open boarders

    1. Ken Clements
      He’s talking about the “irregular border crossers” (FKA illegal border crossers) at Roxham Rd.

    2. Kungwho what are you talking about??

  43. i quit. call me when it’s over. the coffee shop across the street is open. sugar, cream, or corona sir. good luck.

  44. My wife is a nurse in Oshawa. Until last Wed. They were told they didn’t NEED to wear a mask! Fact, they DIDN’T HAVE ANY!! They JUST STARTED rationing 2 per nurse per shift. My wife was having homemade masks made last week. THIS IS A CRISIS! NOT GOOD ENOUGH HEALTHCARE CANADA!!😷

    1. Dr. Tam lied about the number of severe youth infections. Spreading fear for acceptance of the next draconian measures.

    2. It’s the same in Collingwood, they are told not to wear N95 masks, because there is none!

    3. Dave M Your wife is providing an incredible service and certainly needs our support. I am not sure we can blame only Canadian Health care for our short supply of needed PPE. China manufactures half the world’s supply of masks and stopped exports in 2019. I think the US manufactures are not able to meet demand in the US. Fires in Australia and the volcano disaster in the Philippines had world supply low before Corona. I think many countries are short on masks for the same reasons.

    4. @Freija 5G causing COVID-19? Explain that with science-based information, will you?

    5. Dr Rashid A Buttar is gonna upload a video any moment now about how to treat this. Also 5G causes the disease.

  45. The Liberal government and paid off fake media have lied to Canadian’s repeatedly for the last 5 years and now you think people believe you? At least the climate change nonsense has stopped but the carbon tax is going up to steal from Canadians even more.

  46. well….that nothing new from prime minister….he all fckin talk…cant wait til he done. GOD BLESS YOU ALL HEALTH-STAFF fightin for us peoples….

  47. Justin Trudeau sent all our PPE reserve equipment to the Communist Party of China.

    1. @Nost Radumbass No in fact they sent MUCH less and not the same quality of supplies. Please know what you are talking about before spreading Chinese induced propaganda. Do your research.

    2. JDubb that’s what’s happens when you trust a communists liars

    3. This is what you call politics, information obtained by trudeau from China implied that it would stay local and wasn’t transmittal by human to human, trudeau knew it would be a double pay off for relations with China while america was having a finance bullying war. He made a good call on bad information.

    4. @Kungwho Do not upvote this. China is sending back a shipment to us.

    5. They sent it back on Friday plus some.

  48. Maybe our politicians should donate their salaries until this epidemic is over. should be able to buy enough PPE for our doctors and nurses for to last until the next epidemic. and then you can apply for EI or a loan like everyone else.just sayin…

    1. @Critical Argument you’re right. you cant buy now what you could have bought 4 months ago..when it started..but no one took it seriously…just my observation..

    2. It’s not about the money, how are you going to buy something that is not in stock anywhere?

  49. Holy God, what’s going on these days is like the beginning of every zombie apocalypse movie.

    1. Try watching Freedomedia. Pretty much sums up what is going on but guaranteed to open your eyes. Some things just can’t be denied.

    2. Watch Contagion on Netflix, scene for scene its whats happening here.

  50. will politicians stop worrying about their elections and try telling the truth

  51. Please give them what they need!!

    1. JUSTIN TRUDEAN SHIPPED 16 TONS PPE TO CHINA MID FEBRUARY – ASK HIM WHERE THE PROTECTION WENT

  52. I love Linda Silas’ accent as well as her intelligence and clear communication. ❤️

  53. She is spot on 🎯

  54. From a extremely good source (ie family member ). Toronto Police have Wild Wing Wet naps to clean there cruisers …..thats pretty awesome eh …..oh and masks and gowns. Not a chance have none. I kid you not

    1. Guess the province should be thinking a head. I notice that people tell me, you should of planned for this. They are right so my question to the province is what are we prepared for? Ppe shortage already? Doesn’t look like the province is ready for anything? The people must stand up and ask why? And not just ask but receive a genuine answer. Wheres all the provincial money go!! Ontario is taxed heavy. I think it’s about time that the citizens call for a provincial audit. Certain members of parliament want to drag the feds through court I think it’s time we check the people that are pointing fingers. What do you think? I would start out west.

    2. We appreciate you. Please stay safe 🤗🙏

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