TORONTO — Mike Schreiner released the following statement regarding Ontario’s public health update:
“Like many Ontarians, I felt hope and relief as a long-term care worker received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today.
Ontario’s healthcare workers are the heroes of this pandemic and we owe them a debt of gratitude.
But we have a long way to go and continuing to follow public health guidelines are crucial. Ontario is not out of the woods yet – not even close.
Dr. Williams’ projection that we will reach 2000 daily cases very soon is disturbing news for hot zones and communities that have been hit hard.
It’s important that Peel is prioritized in the rollout of vaccines. It’s no secret Peel’s hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed. Peel region has consistently had high case counts throughout the second wave along with Toronto.
Premier Ford needs to understand how dire the situation in Peel is and make it a priority for vaccines.
But Doug Ford isn’t answering questions anymore. By cancelling his covid briefings, Ford has washed his hands of the pandemic and left Dr. Williams to fend for the government.”