Minister is concerned about COVID’s effect on Canada’s Indigenous people – iPolitics

Canada won’t be getting any COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer next week while the company pauses production to expand its plants in Europe.

The delay, announced by Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin on Tuesday, is causing concern, given the spike in infections in Canada — especially in Indigenous communities, where numbers exceed the national average.

As of late last week, there were 4,827 active cases on reserves, according to Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.

iPolitics spoke with Miller about the effect COVID is having on reserves.

Miller: The 4,827 active cases on reserves represents a large spread over many communities across Canada, especially in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, with obviously worrying trends in Quebec, Ontario, and particularly B.C.

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