Justin Trudeau – Bell: Alberta takes aim at Trudeau’s botched vaccine plan
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“Never agreeing to a priority for Canada in the first quarter of this calendar year.”
Shandro asks us to look at Ireland. If we had the vaccine doses per person they have, the province would be on the way to having half of those 75 and over done.
But we don’t. Canada is getting its butt kicked by Romania. Canada is going to a global vaccine bank designed to help poorer countries.
If Alberta even had the doses from the original Trudeau scheme, the province would be well into the age 75-and-up age group.
As it is, later this month, there will be a very slow start with the people 75 and up living in the community.
“They have to wait because of Trudeau,” says Shandro.
This is important stuff.
If only all those 75 and up were vaccinated patients in hospital with COVID-19 could drop by half and, when the numbers in hospitals drop, the restrictions loosen.
“More vaccines mean stepping down restrictions quicker. Not having the vaccines promised means a longer time having these restrictions.”
How about those 60 to 74 years old? When are they done?
Again, that’s a group more likely to land in hospital.
“Oh, we can’t even guess at this time because it just keeps changing on us from week to week.”
Can you give us a ballpark target?
“I actually can’t. That’s how upsetting this is. I can’t even give an estimate.”
Shandro finally says it could be “many, many months.”
Could it be summer?
The talk turns to the Trudeau people.
With vaccine shipments cut, Shandro was told Canada would be affected like any other country.