The return to work will be a challenge for parents

Le retour au boulot sera un défi pour des parents

While François Legault is preparing the minds for the déconfinement, the gradual recovery of economic activity will be a challenge for child care services: the vast majority of parents have no where to send their toddlers to their return to work.

Not less than 83% of the families who usually attend the CPE does not have a guard mode alternative, reveals a survey house of the Association québécoise des CPE.

For the time, care services and emergency host between 5000 and 6000 children. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the occupancy rate of the facilities was limited to 30% and the groups were cut in half. But in normal times, the network of daycares and family environments are recognized and subsidized a total of 187 000 seats.

The president Geneviève Bélisle noted from the outset that this survey probe with more than 74 000 parents is not “scientific”, but that it may serve the government.

“Even if the parents may have concerns, for the options that they have in this pandemic, there have a other care option, they are still limited and therefore it, we testify to the challenge that will represent the plan of déconfinement”, she says.

Avoid a second wave

And déconfinement there will be, warned on Thursday the prime minister. To avoid a second wave of the epidemic, Quebecers will have to exit gradually from their isolation to become immune to the COVID-19.

François Legault was transformed Thursday into educator to explain to the citizens, cloistered at home for more than a month, Quebec is returned to the step of “natural immunity”.

“What we have done in the last month, it’s slow the spread (…) in asking people to stay home. (…) It is necessary that there is an immunity that develops in the next few months, has supported the prime minister, weighing each of his words. You can’t ask people to stay at home for two years”.

Not guinea pigs

People with the lowest risk of complications as a result of infection of the coronavirus, such as children and young adults, should be the first to be immunized and develop antibodies. “The concept of natural immunity, this is not a question of taking the children as guinea pigs,” insisted François Legault.

But in this exercise, immunization, collective, the people most vulnerable to the disease should be protected. “It means people who are 60 years and older, thus, which currently represent 97% of the deaths,” he said.

The septic and fearful, the PM replies that the worst thing to do would be to stay confined for months to come out of our homes all at the same time in the fall. A time of year when the seasonal influenza virus is active. The epidemic hit so hard the health care network, which would quickly be overloaded.

“One could imagine, at that moment, a wave that is greater than the wave that has been known for a month. Therefore, it is necessary to take advantage of the next few months, by the fall, to gradually begin to déconfiner”.

Only 5 to 10% of Quebecers immunized

According to Dr. Horacio Arruda, if the COVID-19 was hit hard in NURSING homes, only a small portion of the population has been in contact with the virus. Between 5 and 10% of Quebecers are currently immunized against the disease.

For a population neutralizes coronavirus, between 60% and 80% of the citizens must be immunized, ” added the national director of public health.

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