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Survey Says 50% Of Canadians Believe The Worst Of Covid-19 Is Yet To Come

69% say the country will return to lockdown in 3 months.
Survey Says 50% Of Canadians Believe The Worst Of Covid-19 Is Yet To Come

The people have spoken. A survey published recently by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies paints a grim picture of what Canadians really think about the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases and where we're headed as a country.

And it's not good.

According to the survey conducted from September 18-20,  with 1,538 Canadian respondents, 50% of them believe the worst of the crisis is yet to come.

In addition, 69% of Canadians reported that within the next three months the country will undoubtedly return to lockdown with businesses shutting their doors once more and residents asked to stay home for the second time. 

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This could largely be due to Canadians possibly letting their guard down after returning to work and resuming their social lives. 

This is reflected by the 63% of Canadians who reported having relaxed in terms of adhering to public health safety measures, which has prompted health officials to remind the public of basic measures to keep in mind. 

Still, if there is one thing Canadians are staying on top of, it's wearing a mask out in public spaces and being so sweet about it.

87% of respondents said that wearing a mask was a civic duty that protects fellow Canadians from the virus. 

Respondents also said that they wore a face covering because it's the right thing to do and not because it was forced upon them as a result of government regulations and public establishment rules.

In addition, 88% of respondents said they were against anti-mask protests while only 12% said they supported the demonstrations.

Meanwhile, only 21% said wearing a mask went against their personal freedom.

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Health officials say it's due to "increasing levels of transmission."

Starting Wednesday, August 25, B.C. will once again be introducing a mask mandate for all indoor public spaces.*

"We need to continue to do those things that keep us safe and one of those is wearing masks in these indoor settings as rates of transmission in our communities have crept upwards," said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry via a video conference.

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2 New Toronto Pop-Up Clinics Are Offering Vaccine Doses To These Postal Codes

Locals that are 18 years old and older can get one this week.

Two vaccine clinics are popping up in Scarborough this week and all locals over the age of 18 are eligible for a dose. 

Residents of M1G and M1J can go to one of two pop-up clinics located at the Woburn Collegiate Institute and John McCrae Public School. 

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Changes To The EI Benefit Could Make It ‘More Accessible & Simple For Canadians’

About 169,000 people every year could receive EI sickness benefits. 👇💰

The 2021 federal budget has proposed several legislative changes to Employment Insurance (EI) in Canada that aim to make the support “more accessible and simple for Canadians.”

This includes continuing "uniform access to EI benefits across all regions, including through a 420-hour entrance requirement for regular and special benefits, with a 14 week minimum entitlement for regular benefits."

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