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Senate Committee Says Canada Not Prepared for Second Wave of COVID-19

OTTAWA—A new report from a committee of senators says the country is ill-prepared to handle a second wave of COVID-19.

The Senates social affairs committee says the federal government needs to pay urgent attention to seniors in long-term care homes where outbreaks and deaths in the pandemic have been concentrated.

There are also concerns in the report about the vulnerability of low-income seniors should there be a second wave of the novel coronavirus later this year.

The document made public this morning is the committees first set of observations on the governments response to the pandemic, with a final report expected later this year.

Senators on the committee say the national emergency stockpile of personal protective gear like masks, gowns, and gloves, wasnt managed well over the years, nor sufficiently stocked when the pandemic struck the coRead More – Source