StatsCan data suggests private sector PPE procurement out of step with science

Mr. Davies said that PHAC’s guidelines “have changed over time, but to me it always seems like they’re behind the most current state of knowledge.”

He said there is an “urgent need for upgrading poorly ventilated buildings” but added “this is not an easy or quick solution.”

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