May 15, 2020
By Jane Brown
To date, more than 300,000 people have died from COVID-19 world wide, making it the biggest pandemic in the past 100 years.
And while researchers rush to find a vaccine, the experts admit they are still in the beginning stages of understanding the biology and evolution of the virus.
Dr. Joshua Tepper is president and CEO of North York General Hospital.
He says the health care system has to evolve to handle the wide range of symptoms displayed by those who are infected.
“We have to have a system that’s ready to take care of people who have the most extreme and severe forms of this virus, but also people with milder symptoms who have the ability to get through the sickness very quickly or if they don’t get sick, that they’re infecting others.”