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Wildfire Prevention Could be Crucial in the Fight Against COVID-19 (Dr. Don Sin, PHC)

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We’re about a month into the outbreak of COVID-19 in British Columbia, and health officials are expressing cautious optimism about the province’s ability to handle the pandemic.

Recent data suggests that social distancing is slowing the increase of transmission in B.C., but with wildfire season approaching, it may become more difficult to mitigate the dangers of the virus.

“Right now the most cited mortality is between one to two per cent from COVID 19. That is likely to escalate during the wildfire season,” Dr. Don Sin told Global News in March.

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