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When SARS hit the Greater Toronto Area this spring, every aspect of our health care system was affected from hospitals to restaurant inspections. And the greatest impact had to be on our public health care units. How did that crisis change them, and what challenges do they still face? Today we talk to Dr. Hanif Kassam, an Associate Medical Officer of Health for York Region. He works in emergency preparedness and was the Acting Medical Officer of Health for that region during the SARS outbreak. Dr. Karl Kabasele is an Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health. He works in the Environmental Health Program. And Jean Gresham is also with us. She is a public health nurse who runs the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program in Halton Region.
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The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

A new long-term-care minister, drug shortages, and a debate over gambling revenues.
Rod Phillips says goodbye, Ford vows no anti-vax tax, and the province goes back to court over testing teachers. 
Staff in the Township of Zorra now work longer workdays in exchange for a three-day weekend — and the idea could spread, depending on who comes out in top in the next election.
Derailments. Lawsuits. Delays. TVO.org breaks down the dubious milestones in the capital’s years-long transit saga.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINON: COVID-19 has absolutely overwhelmed the system. But there were existing fault lines — and the hard work won’t be over when the immediate crisis has passed.

In the wake of an outbreak that infected close to half its members, the community has received some aid from the government — and from its neighbours.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.