Toronto Board of Health Calls on Province to Take Action to Protect Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19
Disease preys on poverty – public health experts have long understood this. The social determinants of health, like income, race and ethnicity, and housing, affect who gets sick and who does not. That is why it is so important to know how vulnerable groups are being affected by diseases like COVID-19. We need to work together in order to address the root causes of the social determinants of health, and to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario.
This morning, I released a letter to Ontario Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, that I sent on behalf of the Toronto Board of Health, summarizing our requests.