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One year ago today

One year ago today we asked you to join us in a conversation that we’d been quietly having in our own home, with doctors, with experts, since a phone call that knocked us off our feet only eight weeks earlier. For months people had been asking for more information, looking for details, trying to figure…

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Trillium Health Partners – Flu Vaccination is the Best Protection Against Influenza

Last month I participated in a project with Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga. Together with Trillium President and CEO Michelle DiEmanuele, Mississauga East-Cooksville MP Peter Fonseca, Mississauga East-Cooksville MPP Dipika Damerla, and Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans, we met to talk about our personal reasons for getting the flu shot, as well as important information you…

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The Globe and Mail on flu shot history and efficacy

‘Stated bluntly: No matter how good a vaccine is, it’s not worth much if people don’t actually get vaccinated.’ I’ve had a lot of conversations with people questioning the value of a vaccine that isn’t 100% effective. This article from the Globe and Mail yesterday is a quick read that explains a little about the…

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In the news – The Globe and Mail

Hi everyone! I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly Grant from The Globe and Mail to talk about Jude and the flu, and her article was published online on Saturday evening.. It will appear in the Health section of today’s paper (Monday, November 14th, 2016). I can’t thank Kelly enough for her kindness,…

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CTV report on annual vaccinations

Last weekend I received a number of messages asking if I’d seen a new report from CTV. I hadn’t – I’d been away for a much-needed break for a couple days – and I’m glad that it was brought to my attention. If there’s one thing I know about medical science, it’s that there’s always…

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In the news – CityNews (+ flu stats!)

For Jude, For Everyone was on CityNews on Wednesday, October 19th! I’ve had a few questions about the numbers shown in the video and wanted to clarify. The numbers on the screen represent a specific subset of deaths from participating labs where influenza was the only condition found, however the Government of Canada and Statistics…

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