There will be a vaccine queue in Canada – and it must be managed fairly: André Picard
2021-01-11 from theglobeandmail.com
Peter Doddy – 97 years old and one of the oldest surviving combat veterans of the Second World War – has a question for the country he served: “When will it be my turn?”
As our coronavirus vaccine rollout continues, slowly and unsurely, many Canadians are finding themselves asking the same question.
But it’s a little more urgent when you’re an almost-centenarian with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – as well as a host of other conditions that come with age, like hearing loss, vision loss and risk of infection – who has been cooped up in the house for more than 10 months.
“My dad doesn’t want special treatment,” daughter Christine Prosser says. “Like everyone else, he just wants answers.”
COVID-19 vaccines are in short supply. Every dose is precious. So we have to ensure that every one of the shots is administered wisely and equitably.
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