The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times Eastern):
The Canadian Medical Association is calling for “extraordinary” measures to address the COVID-19 crisis unfolding in several provinces.
The CMA says it wants the federal government to consider re-prioritizing its vaccine distribution strategy to focus on urgent areas instead of distributing to provinces on a per-capita basis.
The organization also says provinces should be sharing their health-care resources with areas that are especially hard-hit, including Ontario and Quebec, where intensive care capacity is overwhelmed.
The CMA says further restrictions “must also be considered” in provinces experiencing rapid rates of COVID-19 transmission.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 16, 2021.
The Canadian Press
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