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With 8 teams remaining, Scotties title feels like anyone’s game

When this year’s Scotties Tournament of Hearts began one week ago, many expected the usual curling characters to rise to the top. Jennifer Jones, Kerri Einarson and Rachel Homan were picked by many to advance to the championship pool and that’s exactly what happened.

But what many curling fans and prognosticators didn’t see developing was a young Quebec team and veteran Saskatchewan skip also rising to the top. 

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Quebec skip Laurie St-Georges has been fearless in the face of pressure in her first Scotties appearance. And her team seems to be soaking up every second on the ice, smiling, laughing and embracing the big stage. The team finished the preliminary round with a 6-2 record and is one of the eight teams remaining, battling it out for the final three spots.

Then there’s Saskatchewan skip Sherry Anderson, who at 57 is playing in her 10th Scotties and led her team to first place in Pool B with a 6-2 record. (In fact, Anderson got her first Scotties victory 27 years ago today. She’s won 56 games at the national championship throughout her career and is becoming one of the great stories at this year’s event.)

Team Fleury (5-3), skipped by Chelsea Carey, Quebec (6-2) and Manitoba (6-2) also advanced out of Pool B. 

In Pool A, Homan and Einarson lead the way with 7-1 records, but Homan finished first by defeating Einarson in their final preliminary game. Also advancing out of Pool A are Team Peterson and Alberta, each at 5-3. 

WATCH | That Curling Show breaks down moving day at Scotties:

From tiebreaker scenarios to championship round matchups, hosts Colleen Jones and Devin Heroux get you caught up. 47:55

The teams will carry over their records from the preliminary round to the championship round, making each game that much more important the rest of the way. The four teams from Pool A will play the four teams from Pool B. 

The top three teams after the championship pool advance to the playoffs, with the first-place team moving directly to Sunday’s final while the second- and third-place teams battle it out in the semifinal. 

Throughout the week of competition there were moments of drama, shots were made and shots were certainly missed. The curlers are in a situation like no other having not been able to properly practice heading into the national championship.

Under normal circumstances, teams would have played anywhere from 10 to 12 events by this point of the curling season. The rust was noticeable. But now with a week on the ice behind them, it appears the teams are getting a grasp on the ice conditions and seem more comfortable. 

Team Einarson, outside of the loss to Homan, has been one of the most consistent teams and looks a good bet to repeat their championship last year in Moose Jaw. Not since Homan won in 2013 and 2014 has a team repeated. 

Homan, eight months pregnant, is making another championship push at the Scotties, looking to erase her back-to-back losses in the championship game the past two years.

Jones is looking to make more history. Earlier in the tournament she surpassed Colleen Jones for most wins ever at the Scotties. If she wins Sunday’s championship, it will be her seventh, moving her past Colleen Jones for most titles as a skip. 

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Sidelined: In the push for change, this time feels different for people who are under-represented in sports

It’s been three years since Colin Kaepernick was sidelined by the National Football League for taking a knee in protest of police brutality and the systemic racism that emboldens it.

The former San Francisco quarterback was publicly vilified by even the president of the United States for daring to speak out against something he saw as wrong. 

But today, in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer in May, and the months of global protests that have followed, more and more people who are Black, Indigenous or persons of colour (BIPOC) are raising their voices against systemic racism and the institutional problems associated with it.

Many feel their message is now being heard.

“There’s still a lot of racism here. There’s still a lot of bias here. And there’s still a lot of work to be done to fix that,” said UBC Okanagan men’s basketball coach Clayton Pottinger. “I think the whole George Floyd thing is a catalyst. And you know it’s on us. People of colour and our Caucasian allies really need to roll up our sleeves and keep the momentum going so that these conversations just don’t get lost again.”

(Illustration by Alexis Allison/CBC Sports)

As part of the discussion, CBC Sports undertook an investigation into the lack of racial diversity among the leadership — presidents, general managers, coaches and other positions of authority — in sports leagues and organizations.

The numbers are stark. Out of hundreds of such positions in the North American pro leagues, including the NHL, CFL, WNBA, MLB, NBA and NFL, anywhere from 80 to 90 per cent of them are filled by white people, even though in almost all of those leagues BIPOC athletes represent a large portion of participants.

The same is true within Canada’s national sport organizations, and across the 56 athletic departments in universities who compete under the banner of U Sports, the national governing body of university sport in Canada.

WATCH | Canadian sport organizations say more must be done to address leadership inequality:

Canadian universities and national sports groups say they have to do more to diversify their coaching staff and leadership, after CBC Sports carried out a visual audit and found the vast majority of those positions are held by people who are white. 2:10

Following Floyd’s death, many organizations, companies and sports leagues began examining how the composition of their staff and leadership teams lack diversity and fail to reflect the ideals of inclusion and diversity they espouse.

The CBC was among them, releasing a statement in June addressing the issue of diversity in its own leadership positions, and acknowledging that action must be taken to improve.

Caught in the crosshairs of this accountability is sport. 

(Illustration by Alexis Allison/CBC Sports)

There is an overall admission, from the pro leagues to the Canadian Olympic Committee, from Hockey Canada and U Sports to Swimming Canada, that more work needs to be done to close the gap. 

“I think the difference-maker is going to be athlete activism,” said Dr. Richard Lapchick, founder and director of the Institute For Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. The organization was the first to begin compiling racial breakdowns of hiring practices in sports in the U.S. 

“I think athlete activism has brought policy changes in the NFL. I think if they turn their attention to hiring practices at the college and pro level, that’s going to change the game. And I think that people on the business side get that diversity is a business imperative.”

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More and more athletes across the sports spectrum have begun to speak out against police brutality and systemic racism, and the NFL, for one, completely changed its stance on Kaepernick.

And for the few Black coaches and sports leaders in Canada, there is an urgency to not only continue the tough conversations but to actually act on them. 

“We have to do it now because two years from now people will forget about this,” said Tenicha Gittens, coach of the Concordia University’s women’s basketball team.

WATCH | ‘It’s everybody’s movement’:

Tenicha Gittens, head coach of Concordia University’s women’s basketball team, speaks about how important it is for Black coaches to be given important roles and positions to succeed. 1:21

Gittens is part of a group that just launched the Black Canadian Coaches Association with a focus on bringing more BIPOC representation into Canadian sports. 

“We’re talking about a charter,” Gittens said. “We want real change. Now is the time to do this. It’s our moment and it’s a movement.” 

While the number of Black coaches is limited, their experiences are all too similar. 

Khari Jones, head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, has been candid about facing racism as a quarterback in the CFL and the struggle to achieve the top coaching position. 

(Illustration by Alexis Allison/CBC Sports)

“It’s time. It’s time. It took a terrible thing like George Floyd to bring everything to light,” Jones told CBC Sports. “This is the right time to do this. Everybody is finally seeing what has been going on for a long time. It’s not just Black people. It’s everybody.”

Jones, who grew up in Sacramento, Calif., and played nine seasons in the CFL, is grateful for the platform that sports provides.

“It’s a good feeling to know that sport can lead that charge,” Jones said. “It always has on the field, but we have to go beyond that and look at what we can do off the field and in the front offices.” 

Jeffrey Orridge, who was the first Black to serve as commissioner of the CFL, agrees the time has come.

“I’m hopeful that those of true power, influence and wealth will also accept their responsibility to effect the change they now say they support,” Orridge said. “It’s an uncomfortable conversation … but now is the time to have it. It’s no longer enough to espouse, it is time to enact.”

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Why Legault feels it’s safe to reopen economy, even though Quebec hit hardest by COVID-19

At the outset of the pandemic, Quebec moved quicker than most in shutting down schools and most of its economy. Now, more than a month later, the province is again distinguishing itself, by setting out a firm timeline for phasing out some of those measures.

Premier François Legault and several ministers have spent the past two days explaining how the province will reopen schools and businesses.

The broad strokes of the plan include reopening elementary schools and daycares on May 11, though children in the greater Montreal area will have to wait a week longer. 

Retail stores, construction sites and factories will also be reopened gradually over the next month, though under strict public health directives.  

Quebec’s economy minister, Pierre Fitzgibbon, estimated on Tuesday that around 457,000 Quebecers could be back at work by the end of May.

Quebec plans to begin allowing some retail stores to open on May 4. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada )

A handful of other provinces have detailed timetables to ease their own confinement measures, though no other has put a fixed date on reopening schools this spring. 

Saskatchewan, for instance, will allow a few businesses to open on May 4, and a few more on May 19. New Brunswick is eyeing mid-May for letting small groups gather again. 

Compared to Quebec, though, their outbreaks have been relatively minor. Saskatchewan has yet to crack 500 cases, and New Brunswick has yet to record a death to COVID-19. 

Ontario does have a comparable caseload. And its premier, Doug Ford, opted for a more open-ended plan for loosening the lockdown, focusing as he said on “how we’re reopening, not when we’re reopening.”

But Legault instead has provided specific dates, and in so doing has fostered both expectations and fears.

Worried parents

There appears to be a fair amount of unease within Quebec about the premier’s plan, particularly when it comes to schools.

One (completely unscientific) way of gauging the anxiety is by visiting this online petition, which urges Legault to delay reopening elementary schools. Watch as the total number of signatures ticks upward by the second.  

Parents and teachers worry the timeline is too hasty and the safety directives too vague. “Why is the government using our kids as guinea pigs?” one worried parent told CBC News after Monday’s announcement by the government.

Quebec has already allowed residential construction to resume. It plans to let the whole construction industry resume activities by the end of May. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)

Teachers were left in the dark about the details. Heidi Yetman, a union official who represents roughly 8,000 English-speaking teachers in the province, said the government didn’t consult with her before making its decision.

“We need a really clear plan that makes teachers feel reassured. And right now, I have learned just like the public that schools are reopening on the 11th and the 19th of May,” she said on Monday.

Two worlds in Quebec

The push to reopen schools and business is all the more confusing for some because Quebec’s long-term care homes continue to be the site of deadly outbreaks of the novel coronavirus.

Nearly 100 facilities are considered critical, up from 40 just over a week ago. In several, more than 50 per cent of residents have been infected. Scores of elderly Quebecers are dying each day, often in pitiful living conditions brought on by a system-wide staffing shortage. 

Legault repeatedly said there are “two worlds” in Quebec. While the situation in long-term care homes remains critical, he says, it is stable elsewhere in the province.

This is true, according to epidemiologists. But there is nevertheless an element of cognitive dissonance for the public to hear the premier say things are under control when every day somewhere between 50 and 100 people die of a disease that is running rampant in government-regulated facilities. 

Quebec Premier François Legault outlined his government’s plan to reopen the Quebec economy and says physical distancing will continue to be necessary. 1:24

Goodwill at risk

Legault, who was widely lauded for taking decisive action in the early days of the pandemic, has faced heavy criticism from political observers and columnists for his government’s inability to get a handle on the situation in the long-term care homes. 

And by going ahead with an audacious plan to reopen elementary schools and daycares, over the concerns of many parents, he may be placing more of that goodwill at risk.

He is not, however, operating blindly.

WATCH | Epidemiologist says Quebec needs much more testing:

Dr. Nima Machouf says gathering more information about cases is key to help stop the spread of the virus 2:49

The provincial public health research institute, Institut national de santé publique du Québec, released a series of updated projections over the weekend. Researchers estimated that Quebec’s lockdown — which went into effect the week of March 23 — managed to reduce usual levels of social interaction by about 65 per cent. 

If that’s true, they believe there is a narrow margin where the government can ease some of the confinement measures, without seeing a precarious spike in cases or deaths.

In the mathematical model, that margin equals a 10 to 20 per cent increase in the current levels of social interaction. 

The unknown, of course, is what that means in the real world.

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Charlize Theron on the ‘Complex Load of Emotions’ She Feels at ‘Bombshell’ Premiere (Exclusive)

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Prince Harry Feels ‘Deeply Connected’ to Botswana After Visiting Following Princess Diana’s Death

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Britney Spears Feels ‘Beautiful’ as She and Boyfriend Sam Asghari Make Red Carpet Appearance

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Nunavut man waiting for access to home dialysis feels ‘like a hostage’ in Winnipeg

A Nunavut elder and former MLA with kidney failure says he feels like he’s being held hostage in Winnipeg as he waits to find out if he’s eligible for home dialysis — and if so, which government will pay for it.

Peter Kattuk, 68, appears to be caught in the middle of a funding clash over home dialysis services between the Manitoba and Nunavut governments.

“I will not live here. I don’t want to live here,” Kattuk told CBC from his temporary residence at the Kivalliq Inuit Centre, a boarding home for Inuit patients in Winnipeg.

“I have a home, I have grandchildren. I know the environment over there and my body can be stronger if I am home.”

At the centre of the clash is the lack of a funding agreement between the two jurisdictions on providing home dialysis.

While there is a reciprocal agreement for Nunavut patients receiving in-hospital services in Manitoba, there is no agreement between the two jurisdictions when it comes to home dialysis.

That’s resulted in months of uncertainty for Kattuk.

He has been living nearly 1,400 kilometres away from his home in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, since early January, when he was medevaced to Winnipeg due to kidney failure.

With no option for in-hospital dialysis in Nunavut, residents in Kattuk’s community must either move to Winnipeg or get set up and trained for dialysis that can be done at home (referred to as home peritoneal dialysis).

Appointment abruptly cancelled

That option was presented to Kattuk when he first arrived in Winnipeg.

However, for reasons that remain unclear, a Feb. 22 appointment to assess whether he qualifies for the home dialysis was abruptly cancelled and has not been rescheduled. Kattuk says he knows two other people from his community who were able to go home, after being set up for peritoneal dialysis. 

That treatment allows people to do their own blood-filtering procedure at home.

Now, he says he’s been told he must move to Winnipeg permanently and get a Manitoba health card to continue receiving treatment.

“It looks like they are holding me as hostage, like a hostage. They won’t let me train [for dialysis] or get assessment from them,” he said.

“It’s not fair.… Why not me?”

Peter Kattuk, hunting in an area about two hours away from his home in Sanikiluaq. (Submitted by Annie Iqaluq)

While almost 150 patients were assessed and trained for home dialysis in Manitoba last year at no cost, it appears Kattuk’s status as a non-resident of the province has placed him in limbo.

The onus for paying for Nunavut patients’ dialysis falls to the Nunavut government, said Amie Lesyk, a spokesperson for the Manitoba Renal Program, which is responsible for providing care for people with chronic kidney disease and is funded by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. 

It costs about $ 35,000 for the first year of home dialysis, but the cost increases significantly when the patient is outside Manitoba because of shipping, she said. 

Lesyk could not comment on Kattuk’s case, but said there has been an increase in demand for home dialysis for patients originating from Nunavut, who want to return home.

She said fewer than five Nunavut patients who received care in Manitoba have previously accessed home dialysis, and their plans were made between the two jurisdictions on a “case-by-case” basis.

“To ensure home peritoneal dialysis patients residing in Nunavut receive uninterrupted care and continuous access to life-sustaining dialysis treatments, it’s imperative for Manitoba Renal Program, [Manitoba Health], and the Government of Nunavut to have a clear agreement on service provision and funding for a patient returning to Nunavut on home dialysis,” she said in an email statement.

“These conversations are currently underway.”

‘I still have to be separated from my family’

CBC News reached out to the government of Nunavut for comment on April 3. So far, no comment has been received.

As a residential school survivor, Kattuk says he doesn’t want to spend any more time away from his community. He devoted decades of his life to serving in public office, first as Sanikiluaq’s mayor in the 1990s, and then as the representative for Hudson Bay in Nunavut’s legislature from 1999 to 2008.

He says he never imagined he would have to spend his last days away from the community he has spent his life serving.

“I’ve been away from home for so many years. I was sent out to residential school, I was separated from my parents. Now I am an elder … and I still have to be separated from my family and from my community,” he said.

“It is not fair.”

About 850 residents live in Sanikiluaq, which is located in the Belcher Islands in the southeastern part of Hudson Bay, about 150 kilometres off the coast of Quebec.

Now he spends his days at the Inuit Centre with his partner, Annie Iqaluq, and gets dialysis three times a week at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre. When they have enough money, they go to Polo Park shopping centre to eat dinner.

An example of an at-home dialysis machine. (Kaitie Fraser/CBC)

“It’s very hard for me right now, but I’ll fight for it, as much as I can,” he said.

“[Sanikiluaq] is not like the city. You have to have money to ride around in the city, but at home, it’s free. You can go picnic, take the family out.”

Separation from home affects health: Inuit association

Rachel Dutton is the executive director of the Manitoba Inuit Association, which advocates for Inuit living in Manitoba. She says accessing health care is one of the main reasons Inuit end up in Winnipeg. 

According to Statistics Canada, there are just under 600 Inuit living in Manitoba. 

Dutton says living far away from their home community can affect the health outcomes of patients coming here. 

“[There’s] no access to being out on the land, which is what they know — no access to traditional food, perhaps not being fluent in English, and therefore encountering a lot of barriers within the services they are provided,” she said.

Being sent to urban centres for health care, she said, “is a huge dislocation culturally, socially, in terms of family support — and it has an impact on them as an individual.”

As of Tuesday afternoon, Kattuk said he had received no further communication from any health officials regarding the status of his assessment for home dialysis. 

Lesyk said the renal program is working with the Manitoba and Nunavut governments “for a solution that will support patients wanting home peritoneal dialysis in Nunavut moving forward.”

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Woman who feels no pain has genetic mutation, scientists discover

Jo Cameron smells her smouldering flesh before realizing she has even been burnt and scoffs down chilli peppers with ease — and now doctors believe the 71-year-old could hold the key to new treatments for chronic injuries after discovering she feels virtually no pain.

The former teacher has a rare genetic mutation that means she feels less pain, heals faster and experiences less anxiety than most people.

From broken limbs and cuts to childbirth and surgery, Cameron — who resides in Inverness in northeast Scotland — should be no stranger to discomfort.

But for the first 65 years of her life, she was blissfully unaware of her condition.

It wasn’t until she underwent serious surgery on her hand that doctors sensed something was amiss.

“When [the doctor] found I hadn’t had any [painkillers], he checked my medical history and found I had never asked for painkillers,” Cameron told the BBC.

‘It would be nice to have warning’

Cameron was referred to pain geneticists at University College London (UCL), who looked into her DNA to determine what made her so unique.

The results, published in the British Journal of Anaesthesia this month, revealed two mutations that simultaneously suppressed pain and anxiety and encouraged happiness, wound healing and memory loss.

The first mutation lessened the activity of a gene called FAAH, which is central to regulating pain sensation, mood and memory.

The second discovery, however, took researchers by surprise.

Its been dubbed FAAH-OUT — and while scientists previously thought it was a “junk gene” that was not functional, they now believe it “mediates FAAH expression.”

To put it simply, it acts as a volume control on pain, mood and memory.

As part of her mutation, Cameron has a “microdeletion,” which prevents that control from working normally.

“She reported numerous burns and cuts without pain, often smelling her burning flesh before noticing any injury, and that these wounds healed quickly with little or no residual scar,” the report noted.

“She reported long-standing memory lapses … she also reported never panicking, not even in dangerous or fearful situations, such as in a recent road traffic accident.”

People with rare insensitivity to pain can be valuable to medical research as we learn how their genetic mutations impact how they experience pain.–  James Cox

Researchers believe the mutation may have been passed down from Cameron’s father, who himself “had little requirement for painkillers.”

Further testing revealed that her son also exhibited some signs of pain insensitivity, though the same traits were not observed in her daughter.

For Cameron, the revelation has been enlightening. While able to reflect on events like childbirth as “quite enjoyable really,” she believes her condition means she has missed “alarm bells” along the way.

“It would be nice to have warning when something’s wrong,” she told the BBC.

“I didn’t know my hip was gone until it was really gone, I physically couldn’t walk with my arthritis.”

What the discovery means

Researchers say the discovery could help shine a light on the role of genetics in pain management — and believe there could be more people out there with the same mutation.

“People with rare insensitivity to pain can be valuable to medical research as we learn how their genetic mutations impact how they experience pain,” one of the study’s lead researchers, James Cox, said in a statement.

Cameron is continuing to work with the research team in order to better understand the pseudogene, including undergoing further tests in cell samples.

Calgary scientist ‘shocked’

At Matthew Hill’s lab at the University of Calgary, scientists work on the biochemistry of endocannabinoids.

Cameron’s blood was tested by Hill, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Stress. He worked to quantify Cameron’s loss of FAAH function. 

“When we processed the blood and looked at the data, I was shocked,” said Hill, a co-author of the study.

Hill said research on mice lacking FAAH function were insensitive to capsaicin, the component of chili peppers that generates a burning sensation in our mouths. 

“I suggested to the doctors that they bring the woman back in and see how she reacted to eating a chili pepper. They brought her back in and had her eat a Scotch bonnet pepper, to which she described as a pleasant tingle.”

Overall, Hill called it a fascinating case.

“I think [it] helps us understand even more so how endocannabinoid function regulates pain, emotion and memory in humans and helps to support the future investigation of drugs which target this system as possible therapeutics for the treatment of pain and anxiety,” he added in an email.

Devjit Srivastava, co-lead author of the paper, said the findings point towards a novel painkiller discovery that could contribute to post-surgical pain relief and accelerate wound healing. 

“We hope this could help the 330 million patients who undergo surgery globally every year,” Srivastava said.

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'For God's sake, vaccinate your children': Measles survivor still feels the effects after 69 years

Brenda Shaw spent a month in hospital when she contracted measles as a four-year-old in 1950. The infection burst her eardrum, leaving her deaf in her right ear and causing complications that still trouble her today.

Shaw's best friend also got sick during the outbreak that year, and suffered permanent damage to her eyes. Another classmate lost their hearing in both ears. 

There was no vaccine for measles at the time.

Shaw, who lives in Oliver, B.C., says this first-hand knowledge of just how serious measles can be has left her feeling exasperated about the news of another outbreak in Vancouver, linked to one family with three unvaccinated children.

"I can't say enough times: For God's sake, vaccinate your children. It does not cause autism," Shaw told CBC News on Monday.

Much of the hysteria around a possible link between vaccines and autism stems from a discredited 1998 study written by Dr. Andrew Wakefield. The study was retracted by the medical journal The Lancet in 2010 and described as an "elaborate fraud" by other researchers.

'I was in extreme pain'

Today, despite two eardrum transplants over the years, Shaw is still deaf in her right ear and often suffers from vertigo and nausea.

She still has vivid memories of the illness that would shape her childhood, especially the pain of her burst eardrum.

"I remember waking up that morning and my pillow case was covered in pus and blood. I was in extreme pain and screaming for Mom," said Shaw, now in her 70s.

​"Dad just picked me up in his arms and drove to the hospital and that's where I stayed."

Shaw remembers spending two weeks lying on her right side while the infection drained. After she was finally released from hospital, she had to make yearly visits to B.C. Children's Hospital in Vancouver for tests.

Shaw, shown here at far right after her illness, wasn't allowed to go swimming because of the damage to her ear. (Brenda Shaw)

From then on, Shaw had to avoid getting water in her right ear. Washing her hair became a difficult chore and she wasn't allowed to go swimming.

"I'd never learn to swim properly because I couldn't put my head underwater," she said.

In the meantime, her mother contracted rubella, then known as German measles — another disease now preventable through vaccination. Lena Shaw was pregnant at the time and complications from the disease turned out to be fatal for her baby girl, who died 13 days after she was born on Aug. 16, 1952.

'They can kill'

Shaw said she can't understand why anyone would choose not to vaccinate their children against the serious and potentially deadly diseases.

"They can kill. You need to do some research yourself. You have to see the ramifications, because it's very serious," Shaw said.

Brenda Shaw says she still can't hear out of her right ear as a result of measles. (Brenda Shaw)

Measles is one of the most contagious diseases in the world and can survive for hours in the air or on surfaces. It's possible for an infected person to spread the virus through a cough or a sneeze as many as four days before the telltale rash appears.

Some of the most serious complications of a measles infection include blindness, encephalitis and severe diarrhea. One in 10 people with the disease will contract ear infections or pneumonia, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

About one in every 3,000 measles patients will die from respiratory or neurological complications.

The World Health Organization said 110,000 people died of measles globally in 2017. Most were children under the age of five.

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Jesse and Joy's New Music Video for 'Te Esperé' Is Giving Us All the Feels – Sneak Peek! (Exclusive)

Jesse & Joy have something special on the way for their fans!

The Mexican pop duo, composed of siblings Jesse Huerta, 35, and Joy Huerta, 32, stays true to their roots with their latest single, “Te Esperé,” which evokes a sense of beauty, heartbreak and hope.

Ahead of the song’s music video release on Friday, ET has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the singer-songwriters on the set of the striking visual.

Shot on Oct. 15 in Los Angeles by Dano Cerny, the music video highlights the emotion and heart of the single with a cinematic performance by Jesse & Joy in an ethereal, rundown abandoned house. The clip, with its angelic lighting, creates a soft mood that perfectly encompasses the song’s message. Check out the sneak peek in the player above.

Jesse and Joy, who have released songs in both English and Spanish, have always been influenced by both their American and Mexican cultures.

“We’re Latin American,” Joy told ET’s Elisa Osegueda exclusively. “Our father is Mexican and our mother is American. We know what it’s like to be bi-cultural. To grow up getting the best of both worlds. I think we feel pretty blessed and responsible because we have the biggest blessing to have two passports.”

With Jesse adding, “If we feel inspired to write a full song in English, we’ll do it. We’ve done it before, where we’ve written a song in English but then we showcase the Spanish version.”

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