Infectious Disease Modeller Discusses School Transmission With Global News

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Prof. Amy Greer

Prof. Amy Greer, Department of Population Medicine, spoke to Global Morning Toronto about what has and has not gone well with the re-opening of schools in Canada during this pandemic.

Greer, the Canada Research Chair in population disease modeling, said she is concerned as we head into the winter with the high COVID-19 transmission rates being seen in many parts of Canada and with the high thresholds Ontario has set for government control methods. She added she’s also concerned infected students and staff are being missed by simple symptom screening.

Greer studies infectious disease spread and is part of a research team modelling COVID-19 spread to advise federal public health authorities.