In Ontario, half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections are in 20% of neighbourhoods.* Overwhelmingly, these hotspots are poor neighbourhoods; disproportionately, members of racial minorities are getting sick and dying. One of the neighbourhoods now thankfully designated for accelerated vaccination on the basis of high incidence, M6K, was Theresa’s and my own home for five years. We ourselves had a lot more options than did many of our neighbours there in Parkdale, which has the highest concentration of psychiatric survivors in Canada.

Take two minutes, please, to hear how a patient hospitalized at Toronto Western was desperate about his three family members…

Alan Yoshioka, PhD

Catholic practising in the Byzantine tradition. Medical editor, sometime historian of medicine. Widower. "Truth and love need each other."

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