July 2020


'We need to get ahead of this': Sask. epidemiologist says masks should be mandatory to slow COVID-19
Adam Hunter, CBC News · Posted: Jul 23, 2020
"How long do we wait? How many cases do we need to see before we move on a policy that hospitals have instituted and research has shown that it is effective," Muhajarine said. More...

Letter to the Editor: Saskatoon data — mask wearing and COVID-19
Nazeem Muhajarine, Saskatoon StarPhoenix · Posted: July 23, 2020
These data, not impressions or anecdotes, need to drive policy or public health directives regarding mask wearing. More...

COVID-19: Trouble tracking origin of new cases raises concerns
Zak Vescera, Saskatoon StarPhoenix · Posted: Jul 22, 2020
"Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine believes part of that may be because some cases are asymptomatic. 'I think this is a feature of the virus that makes this virus very dangerous and very threatening to human health,' he said." More...

‘Please wear a mask’: Saskatchewan Medical Association calls for increased vigilance
Anna McMillan Global News · Posted July 22, 2020 2:53 pm 
“In a way it’s a social contract,” said Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine. “I wear a mask to protect those around me and I’m hoping by doing so, other people will be wearing a mask to protect me.” More...

Western Canada is open for business but COVID-19 is spiking: Four charts that analyze the numbers there and in Ontario
Kenyon Wallace, Patty Winsa, ParrySound.com
· Posted: July 20, 2020
In the last 10 days, Saskatchewan has also seen an uptick in cases. “That is a concern,” said Nazeem Muhajarine. “That does tell us that we have to be vigilant and the virus is out there.” More...

Sask. schools seek safety supplies in preparation for returning students
Cole Davenport, CTV News Regina
· Posted: July 20, 2020 6:50PM CST
Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine says back-to-school plans will have to be flexible given the rapidly-changing landscape caused by COVID-19. More...

COVID-19 in Sask: As cases rise, epidemiologist says province should give specific locations
Alex Soloducha, CBC News
· Posted: Jul 17, 2020 2:10 PM CT
Dr. Nazeem Muhajarine said he is concerned that if people aren't told where the coronavirus is present, they may relax and allow it to spread. Read the complete article.

Opinion: Those most concerned about COVID-19 more likely to wear masks in Sask.
Nazeem Muhajarine - Op-Ed, Regina Leader-Post, July 8, 2020
As our province reopens and we begin to resume more of our normal activities, the simple question of whether or not to wear a face mask has received mixed reactions. Read the complete op-ed.

Opinion: Survey Sheds Light on Mask Wearing Practice
Nazeem Muhajarine and Miles Fahlman - Op-Ed,
Saskatoon StarPhoenix, July 8, 2020
Those most worried about COVID-19 are more likely to adopt measure in province, say Muhajarine and Fahlman. Read the complete op-ed.

WATCH: We asked the experts your COVID questions - What about masks?
Lisa Machado, Healthing.ca - Postmedia · Posted: July 6, 2020 
Healthing.ca’s Executive Producer, Lisa Machado, goes right to the experts to get the answers on personal protection. More...