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A fourth wave for whom?

As case counts rise across the country, health experts warn that the COVID-19 fourth wave is very much here. But who will bear the brunt of it?
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world, and epidemiologists warn of a dangerous fourth wave, British Columbia and Manitoba have brought back indoor mask mandates. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)

Epidemiologists are warning of rising caseloads and a dangerous fourth wave of COVID-19 — just when many people thought life was finally getting back to normal. This week, several provincial governments changed their pandemic policies in response. Both British Columbia and Manitoba brought back indoor mask mandates.

Today on Front Burner, Raywat Deonandan, an epidemiologist at the University of Ottawa, explains just how bad the fourth wave could get — and how he hopes we can mitigate it.


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