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Tri-Congregational Churches 

1080 Finch Avenue East
North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X2 


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Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday 
9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Phone
416 494 2442

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Tri-Churches Notice Board

Learn more about the Tri-Churches here...

Due to mandated COVID-19 restrictions, all in-person gatherings
are suspended for the time being.

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Marg Black
Tri-Churches Parish Nurse

As our Parish Nursing office is still closed at this time,
please reach out to us by phone at (416) 494-5364

or contact any of the agencies below:
 
Toronto Mental Health Support - 211
Seniors Help Line - (416) 217-2077
Seniors Safety Line - (416) 899-1011
Crisis Help - crisisservicescanada.ca

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Health Tip 

for the week of February 7, 2021

Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19


As we struggle with another lockdown and wait for vaccines, it is easy to get depressed, especially in this cold and darker time of year. And recently we have learned that some of our promised vaccines (Pfizer) won’t arrive as promised due to upgrading of their manufacturing plant. However, there are some other things that we haven’t heard much about. Thanks to Mary Macnamara for telling me about something she saw on TV. I researched this topic and found out what is happening with it in Canada.

I am familiar with the use of monoclonal antibodies in cancer treatments but had not known they are now being developed for use with COVID-19. “Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off viruses. Eli Lilly co-developed this therapy with AbCellera Biologics, a Vancouver-based technology company that searches, decodes, and analyses natural immune systems to find antibodies that can be developed to prevent and treat disease.” (from Government of Canada news release). This treatment is directed against the spike protein of COVID virus, designed to block its attachment to and entry into human cells. It is to help people with mild to moderate disease who are at risk of progressing to severe symptoms. It is given intravenously  as soon as possible after a positive COVID test and within 10 days of the onset of symptoms. The federal government has signed an agreement with Eli Lilly for up to 26,000 doses to be available by February 2021. Initial research has shown this therapy to help reduce hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits by people who test COVID positive - a valuable addition to our arsenal against COVID, but the end is not in sight yet.

As always, we need to remember that our God is with us even if we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. No matter how depressed, lonely, or afraid you are, always keep in mind that we don’t walk this walk alone. The God who loves us so much that He sent His own Son to die for our sins and to be resurrected to show us that life continues is always there with us. Let that be the hope that you cling to throughout the duration of this pandemic.   

Another new treatment has been added to our arsenal against this virus which gives us more hope for the future. However until most people have developed immunity to the disease, we need to follow the rules on the poster below. Thanks to Margaret & Peter Heyland for this. I wanted to leave you with a smile.

Marg Black, Parish Nurse



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About COVID-19


Why Social-Distancing is Vital?

Symptoms?
fever, cough, difficulty breathing, pneumonia in both lungs.

How does it spread?
Through respiratory droplets spread when you cough/sneeze;
close personal contact (e.g. touching or shaking hands);
touching something with the virus on it,
then touching your mouth, nose or eyes
before washing your hands.

Protection of yourself and others?
Wash your hands often
(after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose,
touching common-use areas,
such as door handles, elevator buttons, etc.)
with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
(back and front, special attention to nail areas);
use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
avoid close contact with people who are sick;
cough or sneeze into your sleeve instead of into your hands;
and
stay home to avoid spreading the illness to others.

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