COVID & Politics

COVID & Politics

WINNIPEG - A local epidemiologist says the biggest challenge to preparing for the continuing COVID-19 pandemic is the four year election cycle.

Cynthia Carr says health policy requires long-term planning while politics focuses short-term gains.

Carr, who advises governments, says while people like her are making long-range plans, the federal and some provincial governments are getting ready for fall campaigns.

Carr's comments come as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wraps up a two day retreat with his Liberal caucus on how to protect Canadians from a possible second wave of coronavirus.

TOPICS:   Winnipeg News

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