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By Canadian Press	
	 		Trudeau says pandemic ‘really sucks,’ and that Christmas gatherings are up in the air

By Canadian Press Trudeau says pandemic ‘really sucks,’ and that Christmas gatherings are up in the air

The pandemic's second wave could jeopardize large gatherings with friends and family over Christmas after a reined-in Thanksgiving.

"I can only imagine the kinds of recommendations that experts will have as they review the response of Canada to the global pandemic", she said, adding that the government will ensure it's not releasing any confidential information, and that work's already underway at Health Canada to collect documents and archive decisions that have been taken. "It's going to be a tough winter".

" It's easy for us to want to thrown up our hands".

"Nobody wanted 2020 to be this way, but we do get to control how bad it gets by all of us doing our part".

Trudeau said that lockdowns did work in the spring as the curb was flattened.

After a summer lull, the death count in Canada has also started to climb. Are we really people who care about the most vulnerable, about each other?

The increase in COVID-19 patients around Toronto has contributed to some hospitals in the area nearing 100 percent capacity, the report said.

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"Now we have a much better understanding of how the virus behaves".

Letting our guard down will only lead to more cases of COVID-19 in Canada, said Canada's deputy chief public health officer, Dr. Howard Njoo. On Tuesday, Canada recorded 2 674 new cases, while there are now 10 001 deaths and a total of 222 887 cases.

"What we are living through is a horrific national tragedy", Trudeau said. If not, the prime minister noted, holiday celebrations may be impeded.

Trudeau said Ottawa is not intent on plunging the country into another shutdown - and the country is better equipped to handle this wave than it was in March and April.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted challenges in certain housing and living conditions, particularly targeting congregate living settings where foreign workers often reside in close quarters. "Families have lost loved ones, been devastated by these tragedies, and we need to know that there are more tragedies to come", Trudeau said.

Speaking at a press conference on October 27, Trudeau was asked about "COVID-19 fatigue" as the pandemic stretches into the winter months.

"Obviously, we're learning that some things work better than others and that's part of the process on how we make sure we're moving forward in the best possible way", he said. He said pharmaceutical companies are developing promising treatments.

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