Jan 28, 2021
By Jane Brown
There is some concerning new information about the timeline for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Canada.
A new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit suggests the majority of Canadians won’t be vaccinated until the middle of next year.
That’s a year after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s often repeated timeline of ensuring everyone who wants a vaccine will get it by the end of this coming September.
Scientists with the research arm of The Economist newspaper say Canada is 6 months or more behind the U.S and Europe in getting out the COVID-19 vaccine.
This is not the first time we’ve heard this dire projection.
On January 20th, Dr. Timothy Sly, epidemiologist at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University, told Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer, he thinks we’re going to be vaccinating in this country well into 2022 and explained why.
“There are about 15-million people in Ontario,” Dr. Sly explained, “We need to vaccinate around 10-million to be sure of a herd immunity. That means about 20-million doses and if we’re aiming for October, that’s about 2-million doses a month, which is about 68,000 doses a day, everyday of the week.”
Carlton University economics professor Ian Lee believes European countries and the United States will look after their own citizens first before pushing out exports.
Professor Lee adds that the Prime Minister must be aware of this dire situation, adding that Canada has ambassadors in the United States and European Union who are bringing this information forward.