‘There are still many unknowns,’ says epidemiologist, as MPs report public anxiety as mandates lift amid COVID sixth wave

NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, B.C.), his party’s health critic, told The Hill Times that his read on the situation was that there are conflicting feelings in the Canadian public.

“On the one hand, as we enter our third year, there is definitely fatigue and a yearning for a return to normal,” said Davies. “On the other hand, I think there is great concern that restrictions that are being lifted may be premature, but I think both of those strains are very prevalent in the population.”

https://www.hilltimes.com/2022/04/05/there-are-still-many-unknowns-says-epidemiologist-as-mps-report-public-anxiety-as-mandates-lift-amid-covid-sixth-wave/353877

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Canadian Health Minister Resists Florida’s Plan to Import Cheaper Pharmaceuticals Amidst Concerns Over Drug Supply

NDP MP Don Davies has suggested that the Canadian government should establish a public manufacturer of critical medications and vaccines to ensure the stability of the nation’s drug supply. This move could safeguard against potential shortages and disruptions caused by external factors, such as foreign importation plans.

Federal health minister says he won't allow Florida to 'pillage' the drug supply

NDP MP Don Davies, the party's health critic, said drug shortages have "long been a serious problem in Canada." Citing past shortages of things like EpiPens and children's pain medication, he said Ottawa should establish a "public manufacturer" of critical medications and vaccines.

Davies also said Canada "should not be allowing the export of medicines to the U.S. unless we have a stable supply for domestic use."

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