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Ontario's vaccine plan dangerously off the mark, doctor says

Vaccinate those getting sick and bring vaccines to the factories and communal work settings — two changes Dr. Naheed Dosani says should happen to Ontario's vaccine rollout plan. Today, host Jayme Poisson speaks to Dosani about who is being left behind as dangerous COVID-19 variants take hold.
Dr. Naheed Dosani is a palliative care physician and lead doctor with PEACH — the Palliative Education And Care for the Homeless — group in Toronto. He was photographed at Toronto’s Moss Park on June 15, 2020. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Premier Doug Ford has blamed Ontario's slow vaccine rollout on a lack of supply. But right now in the province, 1.6 million vaccine doses sit in freezers while millions of people remain unvaccinated — many of them young, racialized essential workers, who are more at risk from the new variants. Today, Dr. Naheed Dosani calls for a new vaccine strategy that prioritizes putting vaccines in the arms of the people who put themselves on the line for all of us.

 

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