ANTC68H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Risk Society, Contact Tracing

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Canada"s pandemic planning strat. (didn"t exist b/f sars) Hundreds lost out on therapies/surgeries/elective procedures not considered important. Possibly even more deaths from this than sars if not equal amount; people not admitted. First pandemic of post-modern risk society age put out that even developed nations with high resources/advanced society you can have pandemic infectious disease that can cause epi. and psycho-soc. panic. The fact that it became pandemic = insufficiencies. Public health agency didn"t exist until 2004 (after sars); fed. agency that just deals with pub. health org. action and communication, stratt. and protocol at diff. levels of govn"t. Pub. health of ontario (also b/c of sars); pub. health agency just for ontario. Information dissemination important: gphin elect. resource for disease incidence, rates, cases globally around the world. Within canada but also outside (surveillance, monitoring, and early detection) Same message/cent. message to all auth. (emerg. health services)

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