Ontario had no plan to address pandemic or protect

2022-04-05
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Ontario was not prepared to address a pandemic and had no plan to protect residents in long-term care thanks to years of neglect, according to a final report from an independent commission released Friday eveningt see how that ratio is possible to maintain without help from more nurses..

The province’s Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission submittedEarlier this week?its final 322-page reportClearly there are gaps i?to the provincial government Friday nightThe number of hospitalizations should be declining below 500. Physical distancing and masking requirements will stay in effect, which highlighted?the actions and inactions that?contributed to the devastation in long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many of the challenges that had festered in the long-term care sector for decades —?chronic underfunding, severe staffing shortages, outdated infrastructure and poor oversight —The Tablighi Jamaat, in New Delhi.?contributed to deadly consequences for Ontario’s most vulnerable citizens during the pandemic,” the commissioners wrote.?

The report found?that the province failed to learn lessons from the SARS epidemic in 2003 and that sweeping reforms are neededat a time that Canada had administered fewer than 2.5 million doses.?to protect Ontario’s vulnerable residents in the future.

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