Jan 14, 2021
By Jane Brown
The governing Ford PCs have set a date of February 15th to have administered vaccines in all of Ontario’s long term care and high risk retirement homes.
In the COVID 19 hotspots, the date was previously set at January 21st.
But what about protecting and helping nursing home residents and workers in the interim, with 40 percent of Ontario’s Long term care homes in outbreak and over a thousand COVID-19 related deaths since mid-September?
Premier Doug Ford acknowledged Wednesday Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has offered to send in the military to help manage some long term care homes.
“I will reach out to health and long term care and they’re going to make that decision,” Ford hedged before saying, “We need all the help we can get, so I’m not going to refuse any help so I’ll take him up on that offer.”
The total number of long term care residents who’ve died after contracting the virus since the start of the pandemic is now over 3000.