‘Inevitable’ rise of Omicron shows ‘failed approach’ to ending pandemic, say experts
With millions of Canadians ready to receive their third COVID-19 shot, billions more in lower-income countries have yet to receive even one dose. Public health experts are urging the federal government to show more leadership in helping combat the pandemic around the world.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pictured alongside chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo during an update on the COVID-19 pandemic on Oct. 5, 2020. Just over 76 per cent of the Canadian population is fully vaccinated, but only 7.1 per cent of people in low-income countries have received one or more doses as the world now contends with the Omicron variant. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade