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Coronavirus COVID-19 – As Londoners, How Worried Should You Be?
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As we prepare this piece on March 1st, there are now 89,856 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus COVID-19 and at least 3,069 deaths worldwide. In Canada, today another person tested positive bringing the total to 24.

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC is responding. This is an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now has confirmed cases in 72 countries including Canada. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

While the immediate risk of this new virus to the Canadian public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to respond to this emerging public health threat: It’s currently flu and respiratory disease season and of course, it is strongly recommended for everyone to get their flu vaccine and to take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

Above is a short 5-minute video with Toronto physician Dr Peter Lin which Dr Lin explains, in an understandable manner, what COVID-19 is, the symptoms and what you should be doing to prevent the spread to you and your family.

A New Warning!!!

UN health agency warns against coronavirus COVID-19 criminal scams

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that criminals are taking advantage of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, to steal money or sensitive information.

Criminal elements, says the UN health agency, are posing as WHO representatives, and recommends that, if anyone is contacting by a person or organization claiming to be from the Organization, they should take steps to verify their authenticity.

Examples of suspicious behaviour include asking for login information, sending unasked-for email attachments, directing people to a website other than, and asking for direct donations to emergency response plans or funding appeals.

WHO firmly states that it never does any of these things, and warns that scams can come in the form of emails, websites, phone calls, text messages, and even fax messages.

Malicious emails sent by scammers are known as “phishing” emails. They appear to come from the WHO, and ask for sensitive information, such as user names and passwords, ask users to click on suspicious links, and open malicious attachments. Following these instructions allows criminals to install software that can give them access to, or damage, computers.

How to prevent phishing: official WHO advice

  • Verify the sender by checking their email address,
  • Check the link before you click,
  • Be careful when providing personal information,
  • Do not rush or feel under pressure,
  • If you gave sensitive information, don’t panic,
  • If you see a scam, report it.
  • Seek official information

As many social media accounts share information about COVID-19, the head of WHO, Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus, called on the public to seek official sources (such as the WHO website) to find out how to protect oneself, loved ones and the local community. The WHO website has comprehensive, regularly updated and authoritative expert information on the virus.

In a Tweet published on Saturday, Tedros acknowledged the anxiety that many feel about COVID-19, and emphasised the importance of preparation, and planning how to stay safe at work, school or places of worship.