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Dr. Gary Ernest
March 25, 2020

'This is just the beginning': Doctor believes N.S. will see spike in COVID-19 cases in 2 to 6 weeks

CTV Atlantic

Cases of COVID-19 are now present across Nova Scotia and, according to Dr. Gary Ernest, we will be seeing more cases of the virus in the near future.

"This is the tip of the iceberg, so to speak,” said Ernest, president of Doctors Nova Scotia.

“There's going to be a wave that's coming. This is just the beginning."

Ernest says the pandemic is already affecting doctors who are concerned about their patients and the effect the virus will have on the health of Nova Scotians.

A provider examines an expectant mother.
March 26, 2020

Demand for home births in N.S. spikes, but experts say don't fear hospitals

CBC Nova Scotia

n New York state, where there have been tens of thousands of confirmed COVID-19 cases, at least two hospitals have barred all support people from delivery rooms. 

Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie, an obstetrician/gynecologist in Bridgewater, N.S., said she didn't envisage that happening in Nova Scotia, where there were fewer than 100 known cases of the disease, as of Wednesday.

Dr. Gary Ernest
March 17, 2020

What is on the mind of doctors and nurses in Nova Scotia?

CBC Cape Breton

Doctors and nurses will be on the front lines to combat COVID-19. Dr. Gary Ernest is the head of Doctors Nova Scotia and Janet Hazelton is the President of the NS Nurses Union. They talk about what is being done to get ready for COVID-19, about the strain on the health care system, and whether their members are equipped to deal with it.

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