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Jeff Kwong said : "So the question is, at eight months, is a vaccine effectiveness of 70-something per cent good enough? Or is that going to open the door to disaster?" External link

CBC Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong : “We’re all so fixated on the vaccines, and definitely don’t get me wrong, they’re very effective. But I think the masks are just as important as the vaccine” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “But in medicine, and in so many things, it’s all about risks versus benefits. I know that COVID is very bad and I know that these vaccines are very safe,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 15, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “I think there’s a lot of information out there, some of which is conflicting — it’s kind of quite complicated,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Those people are definitely at risk, but the reason that things up until the last couple days have been stable is because of all the other measures we have: the masks, other restrictions, people working from work, stuff like that,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “These pockets (of low vaccine uptake) are scattered all around the province; some in Windsor, some in Hamilton and there are some neighbourhoods in Toronto where it’s pretty low, too,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I’m very concerned about this (pregnant) population; they are at very high risk of complications if they are infected,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Infections are occurring in the under-vaccinated or unvaccinated populations,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The main takeaway is that we don't need to do boosters at this time for the general population. We can hold off and wait and see — and when we start seeing the waning, then that's when we should use the boosters," External link

CBC Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The incremental benefit of the boosters is not worth it,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think there are truly areas where there may be people who have certain attitudes towards the COVID vaccine compared to other areas," "Maybe they feel like COVID is not such a big deal. They don't know anyone that's gotten the disease" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It is extremely contagious and can cause severe illness,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “As we relax public health restrictions and people have more social interactions again, there is an increased risk for these diseases to spread in the population,” “During lockdown periods, the risk of spread is minimized because the number of social contacts we have is reduced” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If the number of unvaccinated children gets large enough, there will be the potential for widespread outbreaks of these vaccine-preventable diseases,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Don't wait and put yourself at risk of getting COVID,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think that's an important finding — that we just need to be patient after the first dose, that the first dose effectiveness is actually pretty good," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think that's an important finding — that we just need to be patient after the first dose, that the first dose effectiveness is actually pretty good," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In theory, if everyone was very strict about following the requirements for quarantine it might be safer at home,” “I think the reality is that… some people who won’t follow the rules as strictly as they need to. Sometimes they come home and they want to see their boyfriend or girlfriend, and they just come over for a quick visit, and infect them and that can lead to an outbreak” External link

680news Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think opening as many outdoor spaces as possible is a good thing, and I think it's just a matter of people understanding how they can be safe," External link

CBC Monday, April 26, 2021 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The difference between the high-risk areas and the low-risk areas is levelling off," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think we really need to prioritize the hot spots, because if we can get those hot spots under control … things will settle down a lot," "I think with our increased focus on the hot spots, it's going to happen in the next few weeks" External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “These high-risk areas are also where there’s a lot of essential workers, lower education, lower income and more household crowding, so there’s a whole bunch of factors all rolled into one,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "With the new variants being more transmissible, we will likely need higher levels of immunity in the population to have herd immunity," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "With the new variants being more transmissible, we will likely need higher levels of immunity in the population to have herd immunity," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Sometimes it’s the best way because these people may not be able to leave their home very easily,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It only takes a handful of [truckers] to be infected when they're coming back and then they're seeding infections here in Canada," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "Just do a test at the border. If they're positive, then don't go home to your family," "I'm not sure why it hasn't been implemented" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “On balance, I think it’s better to have schools open than closed,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I’m really nervous that with these new variants, things are going to be worse than with the original virus,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think we have to be really careful about easing restrictions for the entire province," External link

CBC Sunday, February 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would have done these things months ago,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said ( about David Walliams ) : "I'm not sure where Dr. Williams got a thousand cases per day. I've heard we should be aiming for one [new daily infection] per million people. Ontario has a population of about 15 million people. So that would be 15 cases per day," External link

CBC Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We need to make sure we don't allow for more cases to come into Canada, because once it catches fire here then we're in big trouble," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “A lot of people are portraying this as a race between the vaccine and the virus,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, January 15, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There were a lot of gatherings obviously happening because there’s no other explanation for this,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of like the last resort, if you had to choose between throwing away a dose, or putting it into the guy walking down the street, I think we’d all choose putting it in a guy walking down the street,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s not like you’re intentionally deviating from it,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We wanted to highlight that certain areas are really high so people who live there are aware,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I know that 50 percent does sound low but that is still some protection, and some protection is better than no protection,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I know that 50 percent does sound low but that is still some protection, and some protection is better than no protection,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Most health care workers would say we’re barely managing in a normal flu season. We’re always on the verge of collapse. If you add COVID, we’re in big trouble,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Most health care workers would say we’re barely managing in a normal flu season. We’re always on the verge of collapse. If you add COVID, we’re in big trouble,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "You can't detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects," External link

nbcnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "You can't detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “You can’t detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we can learn from the experiences of a lot of these other countries and try to avoid the mistakes that they’ve been making,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In a way we’re kind of fortunate,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In a way we’re kind of fortunate,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we can learn from the experiences of a lot of these other countries and try to avoid the mistakes that they’ve been making,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I don’t want people to think that we are out of the woods, because we are nowhere near that,” “Outbreaks are popping up every day in countries that had previously managed to get their cases down” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Hopefully, things will continue to improve, but in my opinion, it will be highly dependent on everyone continuing to practice physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, and masking in indoor spaces,” “If we can maintain these behavioural changes, then we’ll probably be OK” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I don’t want people to think that we are out of the woods, because we are nowhere near that,” “Outbreaks are popping up every day in countries that had previously managed to get their cases down” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Hopefully, things will continue to improve, but in my opinion, it will be highly dependent on everyone continuing to practice physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, and masking in indoor spaces,” “If we can maintain these behavioural changes, then we’ll probably be OK” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "Ontario is very diverse, so it doesn't make sense to have a policy that applies to the entire province if the entire province is not being affected," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said ( about Ste Marie ) : "The policies that you bring into place in areas like the GTA could be different from, let's say, Sault Ste. Marie or Sudbury," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What this means is that males are more likely to have COVID than females, except in the very old. This is not really new. Other countries have seen this but we’ve kind of confirmed that this seems to be the case in Ontario as well,” “I would say that we’ve responded to this pandemic head-on with our public health measures and I think we’ve made good progress,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What this means is that males are more likely to have COVID than females, except in the very old. This is not really new. Other countries have seen this but we’ve kind of confirmed that this seems to be the case in Ontario as well,” “I would say that we’ve responded to this pandemic head-on with our public health measures and I think we’ve made good progress,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "There's a small chance that some people could be harmed by this delay," "But I think it's going to be small numbers and the impact will be relatively small compared to a whole bunch of people getting COVID" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "There's a small chance that some people could be harmed by this delay," "But I think it's going to be small numbers and the impact will be relatively small compared to a whole bunch of people getting COVID" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It does appear that B.C. and Alberta seem to be doing better than Quebec and Ontario,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Until recently, Ontario had a backlog of tests, so the turnaround time — the time from obtaining a swab to providing results — was longer than ideal,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It's possible that there are more people out there who have this infection that we're not aware of, and they may be spreading it on to their contacts," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I am a little bit concerned that we don't have a very good handle of what's happening with this epidemic right now," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "If we can identify more of the cases that are in the community it will help us give us a better idea of what's going on," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It's possible that there are more people out there who have this infection that we're not aware of, and they may be spreading it on to their contacts," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What I find a bit funny … is when you go out and see people wearing the mask around their neck, near their chin. It’s covering the mouth but not the nose,” “For people who haven’t worn one before, it isn’t a comfortable experience and there will have to be some self-awareness about the tendency to want to adjust it” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What I find a bit funny … is when you go out and see people wearing the mask around their neck, near their chin. It’s covering the mouth but not the nose,” “For people who haven’t worn one before, it isn’t a comfortable experience and there will have to be some self-awareness about the tendency to want to adjust it” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What we’re seeing in the ICU is the tip of the iceberg. It’s what we call a lagging indicator, which means it’s like these are infections that happened weeks ago,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What we’re seeing in the ICU is the tip of the iceberg. It’s what we call a lagging indicator, which means it’s like these are infections that happened weeks ago,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “It is now quite apparent that widespread testing is likely needed to control the virus,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Social distancing is really a stopgap measure because we aren’t able to do widespread testing and contact tracing,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong told : “We do know that the coronavirus can survive on plastic for up to 72 hours,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “It is now quite apparent that widespread testing is likely needed to control the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Social distancing is really a stopgap measure because we aren’t able to do widespread testing and contact tracing,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think the risk is probably low," External link

CBC Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The situation is worse than what we’re seeing in the news,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s worrisome that we have this backlog because we don’t have a good sense what the situation is today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The situation is worse than what we’re seeing in the news,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s worrisome that we have this backlog because we don’t have a good sense what the situation is today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We started with the term ‘social distancing’ and I think some people didn’t quite understand what that meant, and they were worried that it might cause social isolation,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We started with the term ‘social distancing’ and I think some people didn’t quite understand what that meant, and they were worried that it might cause social isolation,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “soon to happen in the U.S. would be my guess,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of despairing to me to hear all these things,” “Having the hockey school in Burlington was not necessary. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t let the LCBO stay open” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the difference between those countries, and a lot of the other countries ... is the level of compliance, their willingness to follow orders,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “soon to happen in the U.S. would be my guess,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of despairing to me to hear all these things,” “Having the hockey school in Burlington was not necessary. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t let the LCBO stay open” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the difference between those countries, and a lot of the other countries ... is the level of compliance, their willingness to follow orders,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s a significant concern, especially if people haven’t bought travel insurance and if they end up getting severely ill and needing hospital care, those costs can be quite high,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s a significant concern, especially if people haven’t bought travel insurance and if they end up getting severely ill and needing hospital care, those costs can be quite high,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

680news Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I would not recommend going to any of those appointments because they’re not in keeping with social distancing,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I would not recommend going to any of those appointments because they’re not in keeping with social distancing,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Yes, it’s safe to order food,” External link

cknw Monday, March 16, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “This virus is closely related to known bat viruses. That’s why it’s believed to have originated from a bat,” External link

cknw Monday, March 16, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Yes, it’s safe to order food,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “This virus is closely related to known bat viruses. That’s why it’s believed to have originated from a bat,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re testing about the right number of people at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re ahead of the game compared to many countries, most notably the U.S.,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the worry is for every community case that we do find, how many more are out there?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s quite a production for every patient who comes in where we think there might be COVID,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Going out for a walk is probably fine,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “What if you’re sitting in a movie theatre and the person behind you is coughing?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong adds : “Probably a lot of family time, probably home-schooling” “A lot of Skype and FaceTime” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re testing about the right number of people at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re ahead of the game compared to many countries, most notably the U.S.,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the worry is for every community case that we do find, how many more are out there?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s quite a production for every patient who comes in where we think there might be COVID,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Some protection is better than no protection,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If this year’s vaccine is similar to last year’s vaccine, the antibodies you developed from last year’s vaccine will neutralize this year’s vaccine,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “From the policy perspective, should we tell people to get vaccinated every year or alternating years or once every three years? We don’t really know,” “What we’re saying is probably it’s best just to get vaccinated every year for the most part” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Some protection is better than no protection,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If this year’s vaccine is similar to last year’s vaccine, the antibodies you developed from last year’s vaccine will neutralize this year’s vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “From the policy perspective, should we tell people to get vaccinated every year or alternating years or once every three years? We don’t really know,” “What we’re saying is probably it’s best just to get vaccinated every year for the most part” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It can cause complications like pneumonia, infections in the brain and even death, and so that's why we want to prevent these infections as much as possible so that we can prevent these serious outcomes," External link

CBC Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The group that's at greatest risk for serious complications from pertussis is young children, so infants and newborn babies," "We boost the immunity level of the antibodies in the pregnant woman and then some of those antibodies get transferred to the baby through the umbilical cord" External link

CBC Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It can cause complications like pneumonia, infections in the brain and even death, and so that's why we want to prevent these infections as much as possible so that we can prevent these serious outcomes," External link

CBC Friday, April 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The group that's at greatest risk for serious complications from pertussis is young children so infants and newborn babies," "We boost the immunity level of the antibodies in the pregnant woman and then some of those antibodies get transferred to the baby through the umbilical cord" External link

CBC Friday, April 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:51:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention," External link

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Jeff Kwong said : "So the question is, at eight months, is a vaccine effectiveness of 70-something per cent good enough? Or is that going to open the door to disaster?" External link

CBC Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong : “We’re all so fixated on the vaccines, and definitely don’t get me wrong, they’re very effective. But I think the masks are just as important as the vaccine” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 16, 2021 1:38:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “But in medicine, and in so many things, it’s all about risks versus benefits. I know that COVID is very bad and I know that these vaccines are very safe,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, November 15, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “I think there’s a lot of information out there, some of which is conflicting — it’s kind of quite complicated,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Those people are definitely at risk, but the reason that things up until the last couple days have been stable is because of all the other measures we have: the masks, other restrictions, people working from work, stuff like that,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:03:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There is a huge range, with some areas hovering around 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated and some areas as high as 90 per cent,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “These pockets (of low vaccine uptake) are scattered all around the province; some in Windsor, some in Hamilton and there are some neighbourhoods in Toronto where it’s pretty low, too,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I’m very concerned about this (pregnant) population; they are at very high risk of complications if they are infected,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Infections are occurring in the under-vaccinated or unvaccinated populations,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, November 6, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The main takeaway is that we don't need to do boosters at this time for the general population. We can hold off and wait and see — and when we start seeing the waning, then that's when we should use the boosters," External link

CBC Saturday, October 23, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The incremental benefit of the boosters is not worth it,” External link

theglobeandmail Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think there are truly areas where there may be people who have certain attitudes towards the COVID vaccine compared to other areas," "Maybe they feel like COVID is not such a big deal. They don't know anyone that's gotten the disease" External link

CBC Tuesday, October 12, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It is extremely contagious and can cause severe illness,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “As we relax public health restrictions and people have more social interactions again, there is an increased risk for these diseases to spread in the population,” “During lockdown periods, the risk of spread is minimized because the number of social contacts we have is reduced” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If the number of unvaccinated children gets large enough, there will be the potential for widespread outbreaks of these vaccine-preventable diseases,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Don't wait and put yourself at risk of getting COVID,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, June 22, 2021 1:58:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think that's an important finding — that we just need to be patient after the first dose, that the first dose effectiveness is actually pretty good," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think that's an important finding — that we just need to be patient after the first dose, that the first dose effectiveness is actually pretty good," External link

CBC Saturday, May 29, 2021 11:31:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In theory, if everyone was very strict about following the requirements for quarantine it might be safer at home,” “I think the reality is that… some people who won’t follow the rules as strictly as they need to. Sometimes they come home and they want to see their boyfriend or girlfriend, and they just come over for a quick visit, and infect them and that can lead to an outbreak” External link

680news Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:27:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think opening as many outdoor spaces as possible is a good thing, and I think it's just a matter of people understanding how they can be safe," External link

CBC Monday, April 26, 2021 5:41:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The difference between the high-risk areas and the low-risk areas is levelling off," External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think we really need to prioritize the hot spots, because if we can get those hot spots under control … things will settle down a lot," "I think with our increased focus on the hot spots, it's going to happen in the next few weeks" External link

CBC Friday, April 23, 2021 11:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “These high-risk areas are also where there’s a lot of essential workers, lower education, lower income and more household crowding, so there’s a whole bunch of factors all rolled into one,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:17:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "With the new variants being more transmissible, we will likely need higher levels of immunity in the population to have herd immunity," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "With the new variants being more transmissible, we will likely need higher levels of immunity in the population to have herd immunity," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Sometimes it’s the best way because these people may not be able to leave their home very easily,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It only takes a handful of [truckers] to be infected when they're coming back and then they're seeding infections here in Canada," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "Just do a test at the border. If they're positive, then don't go home to your family," "I'm not sure why it hasn't been implemented" External link

CBC Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “On balance, I think it’s better to have schools open than closed,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I’m really nervous that with these new variants, things are going to be worse than with the original virus,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, February 12, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think we have to be really careful about easing restrictions for the entire province," External link

CBC Sunday, February 7, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would have done these things months ago,” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said ( about David Walliams ) : "I'm not sure where Dr. Williams got a thousand cases per day. I've heard we should be aiming for one [new daily infection] per million people. Ontario has a population of about 15 million people. So that would be 15 cases per day," External link

CBC Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We need to make sure we don't allow for more cases to come into Canada, because once it catches fire here then we're in big trouble," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, January 20, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “A lot of people are portraying this as a race between the vaccine and the virus,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, January 15, 2021 3:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “There were a lot of gatherings obviously happening because there’s no other explanation for this,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of like the last resort, if you had to choose between throwing away a dose, or putting it into the guy walking down the street, I think we’d all choose putting it in a guy walking down the street,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s not like you’re intentionally deviating from it,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 4:56:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We wanted to highlight that certain areas are really high so people who live there are aware,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:05:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I know that 50 percent does sound low but that is still some protection, and some protection is better than no protection,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 3, 2020 6:28:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I know that 50 percent does sound low but that is still some protection, and some protection is better than no protection,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, November 3, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Most health care workers would say we’re barely managing in a normal flu season. We’re always on the verge of collapse. If you add COVID, we’re in big trouble,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 21, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Most health care workers would say we’re barely managing in a normal flu season. We’re always on the verge of collapse. If you add COVID, we’re in big trouble,” External link

ottawacitizen Monday, September 21, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "You can't detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects," External link

nbcnews Sunday, August 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "You can't detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, August 6, 2020 2:06:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “You can’t detect much in small numbers, but when you move into larger trials, you could identify some of the less common side effects,” External link

nbcnews Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we can learn from the experiences of a lot of these other countries and try to avoid the mistakes that they’ve been making,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In a way we’re kind of fortunate,” External link

simcoe Friday, July 31, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “In a way we’re kind of fortunate,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we can learn from the experiences of a lot of these other countries and try to avoid the mistakes that they’ve been making,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, July 31, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I don’t want people to think that we are out of the woods, because we are nowhere near that,” “Outbreaks are popping up every day in countries that had previously managed to get their cases down” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Hopefully, things will continue to improve, but in my opinion, it will be highly dependent on everyone continuing to practice physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, and masking in indoor spaces,” “If we can maintain these behavioural changes, then we’ll probably be OK” External link

simcoe Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I don’t want people to think that we are out of the woods, because we are nowhere near that,” “Outbreaks are popping up every day in countries that had previously managed to get their cases down” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Hopefully, things will continue to improve, but in my opinion, it will be highly dependent on everyone continuing to practice physical distancing, frequent hand-washing, and masking in indoor spaces,” “If we can maintain these behavioural changes, then we’ll probably be OK” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "Ontario is very diverse, so it doesn't make sense to have a policy that applies to the entire province if the entire province is not being affected," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said ( about Ste Marie ) : "The policies that you bring into place in areas like the GTA could be different from, let's say, Sault Ste. Marie or Sudbury," External link

CBC Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What this means is that males are more likely to have COVID than females, except in the very old. This is not really new. Other countries have seen this but we’ve kind of confirmed that this seems to be the case in Ontario as well,” “I would say that we’ve responded to this pandemic head-on with our public health measures and I think we’ve made good progress,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What this means is that males are more likely to have COVID than females, except in the very old. This is not really new. Other countries have seen this but we’ve kind of confirmed that this seems to be the case in Ontario as well,” “I would say that we’ve responded to this pandemic head-on with our public health measures and I think we’ve made good progress,” External link

simcoe Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

simcoe Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think there is still a lot of COVID out there,” “Outside the GTA it could be slowing down, but I think within the GTA there’s quite a lot of activity here...in Toronto, Peel, York, there’s still a lot there” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “That why we’re seeing more cases in Toronto than in rural areas with big houses,” “I think that’s one of the drivers” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, May 5, 2020 5:27:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "There's a small chance that some people could be harmed by this delay," "But I think it's going to be small numbers and the impact will be relatively small compared to a whole bunch of people getting COVID" External link

barrie Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "There's a small chance that some people could be harmed by this delay," "But I think it's going to be small numbers and the impact will be relatively small compared to a whole bunch of people getting COVID" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It does appear that B.C. and Alberta seem to be doing better than Quebec and Ontario,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Until recently, Ontario had a backlog of tests, so the turnaround time — the time from obtaining a swab to providing results — was longer than ideal,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, April 11, 2020 8:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It's possible that there are more people out there who have this infection that we're not aware of, and they may be spreading it on to their contacts," External link

CBC Friday, April 10, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I am a little bit concerned that we don't have a very good handle of what's happening with this epidemic right now," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "If we can identify more of the cases that are in the community it will help us give us a better idea of what's going on," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It's possible that there are more people out there who have this infection that we're not aware of, and they may be spreading it on to their contacts," External link

CBC Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What I find a bit funny … is when you go out and see people wearing the mask around their neck, near their chin. It’s covering the mouth but not the nose,” “For people who haven’t worn one before, it isn’t a comfortable experience and there will have to be some self-awareness about the tendency to want to adjust it” External link

globalnews Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:05:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What I find a bit funny … is when you go out and see people wearing the mask around their neck, near their chin. It’s covering the mouth but not the nose,” “For people who haven’t worn one before, it isn’t a comfortable experience and there will have to be some self-awareness about the tendency to want to adjust it” External link

cknw Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What we’re seeing in the ICU is the tip of the iceberg. It’s what we call a lagging indicator, which means it’s like these are infections that happened weeks ago,” External link

simcoe Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “What we’re seeing in the ICU is the tip of the iceberg. It’s what we call a lagging indicator, which means it’s like these are infections that happened weeks ago,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:15:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “It is now quite apparent that widespread testing is likely needed to control the virus,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Social distancing is really a stopgap measure because we aren’t able to do widespread testing and contact tracing,” External link

simcoe Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong told : “We do know that the coronavirus can survive on plastic for up to 72 hours,” External link

ibtimes Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “It is now quite apparent that widespread testing is likely needed to control the virus,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “Social distancing is really a stopgap measure because we aren’t able to do widespread testing and contact tracing,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "I think the risk is probably low," External link

CBC Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:32:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The situation is worse than what we’re seeing in the news,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s worrisome that we have this backlog because we don’t have a good sense what the situation is today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “The situation is worse than what we’re seeing in the news,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s worrisome that we have this backlog because we don’t have a good sense what the situation is today,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We started with the term ‘social distancing’ and I think some people didn’t quite understand what that meant, and they were worried that it might cause social isolation,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We started with the term ‘social distancing’ and I think some people didn’t quite understand what that meant, and they were worried that it might cause social isolation,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “soon to happen in the U.S. would be my guess,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of despairing to me to hear all these things,” “Having the hockey school in Burlington was not necessary. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t let the LCBO stay open” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the difference between those countries, and a lot of the other countries ... is the level of compliance, their willingness to follow orders,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 6:47:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “soon to happen in the U.S. would be my guess,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s kind of despairing to me to hear all these things,” “Having the hockey school in Burlington was not necessary. If it was up to me, I wouldn’t let the LCBO stay open” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the difference between those countries, and a lot of the other countries ... is the level of compliance, their willingness to follow orders,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, March 20, 2020 12:25:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s a significant concern, especially if people haven’t bought travel insurance and if they end up getting severely ill and needing hospital care, those costs can be quite high,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s a significant concern, especially if people haven’t bought travel insurance and if they end up getting severely ill and needing hospital care, those costs can be quite high,” External link

globalnews Wednesday, March 18, 2020 11:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 17, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

680news Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I would not recommend going to any of those appointments because they’re not in keeping with social distancing,” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I would not recommend going to any of those appointments because they’re not in keeping with social distancing,” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:59:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

cknw Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

globalnews Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, March 17, 2020 7:45:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Ideally, we would be identifying every single case but the question is: How many tests do you have to do to find every single one?” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 17, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Yes, it’s safe to order food,” External link

cknw Monday, March 16, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “This virus is closely related to known bat viruses. That’s why it’s believed to have originated from a bat,” External link

cknw Monday, March 16, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Yes, it’s safe to order food,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “This virus is closely related to known bat viruses. That’s why it’s believed to have originated from a bat,” External link

globalnews Monday, March 16, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re testing about the right number of people at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re ahead of the game compared to many countries, most notably the U.S.,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the worry is for every community case that we do find, how many more are out there?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s quite a production for every patient who comes in where we think there might be COVID,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 4:16:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Going out for a walk is probably fine,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong says : “What if you’re sitting in a movie theatre and the person behind you is coughing?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong adds : “Probably a lot of family time, probably home-schooling” “A lot of Skype and FaceTime” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 2:57:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re testing about the right number of people at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think we’re ahead of the game compared to many countries, most notably the U.S.,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “I think the worry is for every community case that we do find, how many more are out there?” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “It’s quite a production for every patient who comes in where we think there might be COVID,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:16:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Some protection is better than no protection,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If this year’s vaccine is similar to last year’s vaccine, the antibodies you developed from last year’s vaccine will neutralize this year’s vaccine,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “From the policy perspective, should we tell people to get vaccinated every year or alternating years or once every three years? We don’t really know,” “What we’re saying is probably it’s best just to get vaccinated every year for the most part” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “Some protection is better than no protection,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “If this year’s vaccine is similar to last year’s vaccine, the antibodies you developed from last year’s vaccine will neutralize this year’s vaccine,” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “From the policy perspective, should we tell people to get vaccinated every year or alternating years or once every three years? We don’t really know,” “What we’re saying is probably it’s best just to get vaccinated every year for the most part” External link

barrie Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It can cause complications like pneumonia, infections in the brain and even death, and so that's why we want to prevent these infections as much as possible so that we can prevent these serious outcomes," External link

CBC Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The group that's at greatest risk for serious complications from pertussis is young children, so infants and newborn babies," "We boost the immunity level of the antibodies in the pregnant woman and then some of those antibodies get transferred to the baby through the umbilical cord" External link

CBC Saturday, April 13, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "It can cause complications like pneumonia, infections in the brain and even death, and so that's why we want to prevent these infections as much as possible so that we can prevent these serious outcomes," External link

CBC Friday, April 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "The group that's at greatest risk for serious complications from pertussis is young children so infants and newborn babies," "We boost the immunity level of the antibodies in the pregnant woman and then some of those antibodies get transferred to the baby through the umbilical cord" External link

CBC Friday, April 12, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : “We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention,” External link

iran-daily Saturday, December 15, 2018 9:51:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:21:00 AM EAT

Jeff Kwong said : "We are talking about an effective, safe, and low-cost intervention," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:56:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
researcher100.00%EN08/08/201608/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Jeff KwongEN71.43%
Jeff KwongFR28.57%


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