18 Rotarians tuned in to hear Imran Abdool speak on the article he co-authored with Dr. Hance Clark on the lessons to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Abdool stressed that Canada must win the war on pandemic preparedness but too often health care has been under-funded and lacking in necessary resources.  There is little interest in health-care funding in times of plenty.  Instead of focusing on the here-and-now, policies must be adopted to handle future health-care issues: “Don’t lose sight of the big picture.” The article can be found at https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-canada-health-care-covid-19-1.5510548
A question-and-answer period followed Abdool’s presentation leaving members with much to contemplate.
Also - Rotarian Andrea Cassidy shared how local midwives are in urgent need of PPE (personal protective equipment). If you can help, please contact her by email at mcec@mac.com or call her office, Midwifery Collective of Essex County, at 519-252-4700.