Saturday, February 27, 2021
Chris Mauracher, Virologist

Pointe-Claire’s Bronya Health gets approval to distribute SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Test

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Last week, Pointe Claire's Bronya Health became the official supplier of the BioHit SARS-CoV-2 lgM/lgG ANTIBODY Rapid Test Kit.  The test kit will not replace the nose swab that...
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Interview with Felicia Covone, hairdresser at Mute Salon

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As of June 15, businesses offering personal-care services will be allowed to reopen in the Montreal area. The West Island Blog speaks with Felicia Covone, a hairdresser at Mute...
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COVID-19 Walk-in clinic opens in Beaconsfield today

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The CIUSSS de L'Ouest-de-L'ĂŽLe announced the opening of a walk-in testing clinic in Beaconsfield that will have the capacity of 500 tests per day. Results will be available within...
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Caregivers allowed access to CHSLD’s as of Monday

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  In the wake of Premier François Legault's daily address on April 20, family members of those with relatives in a CHSLD breathed a sigh of relief.  As of Monday,...
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COVID-19: QuĂ©bec’s At-Risk Students Feeling Left Behind

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In August, the Government of Canada allocated $432.15 million in support of Québec through the Safe Return to Class Fund. “We’ve made this funding flexible, so provinces, and ultimately...
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Pointe-Claire resident survives COVID-19 without infecting her family living in the same house

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJGtLLG-iQE Tisha Lajeunesse and her family took in a worried friend as part of their initial quarantine in early March.  Her friend had been travelling and did not want to...
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Buy a face shield for yourself and give to the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation

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Two West Island companies have joined hands to provide face shields during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kirkland based Splurgestudio.com and France-Mar Inc., do very different work outside of a pandemic.  Splurgdstudio...
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A Teacher’s Take on COVID-19 in QuĂ©bec Schools

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You’ve likely heard it before, children are the backbone of our future. Without people to educate them, our economy would tank, the healthcare system would fail, and our country...
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Bauer to make protective visors for healthcare workers

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Canadian Press: Canadian hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders. The protective equipment to help deal with...
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Interview with Nathalie Faragalla, recent graduate from nursing at McGill University

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The West Island Blog speaks with West Island resident Nathalie Faragalla who has recently earned a bachelor of nursing degree from McGill University. She speaks about how the nursing...