CMA CALLS FOR STRONGER MEASURES TO FIGHT COVID-19 VARIANTS
Apr 08, 2021
By Bob Komsic
As Ontario brings back stay-at-home orders to deal with the spread of variants of concern, the Canadian Medical Association is calling on governments, industry and the public to apply and embrace new, stronger measures.
”Canadians are facing continually changing rules and measures, which is making it confusing and frustrating,” says CMA President Dr. Ann Collins.
”It’s time to apply what we know and address these new variants with the same aggressiveness they are displaying. Facing the new variants requires a new and coordinated approach to regain control.
The group representing doctors across the country is calling for increased strong sustained public health measures; including lockdowns, an acceleration of the vaccine rollout, increasing involvement of physicians in administering shots, prioritizing and supporting essential workers as soon as possible.