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Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario opens a second ICU due to an influx of critically ill patients, a Canadian baby makes medical history, and archaeologists in Egypt find a tunnel some believe could lead to a long-awaited discovery. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
1. ‘Unprecedented’ crisis: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, currently dealing with a never-before-seen influx of children with illnesses including RSV, COVID-19, flu and other viruses, has opened a second pediatric intensive care unit to address an overflow of critically ill patients.
2. Treatment in utero: A Canadian toddler is being celebrated in the scientific world as the first treated in utero for a genetic disease that would have quickly killed her.
3. Remembrance Day ceremony: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will miss Friday’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa to attend a summit in Cambodia involving countries from across Southeast Asia.