As case numbers continue to rise in the 905 region. Specifically in Peel region, one doctor has highlighted a glaring gap in the province’s COVID-19 communication strategy. Dr. Amanpreet Brar recently wrote an opinion piece in The Toronto Star highlighting the lack of use of multicultural media in Peel region to help communicate vital COVID-19 information to the communities in the region.
It is estimated that close to 60% of the population of Peel region do not consider english as their native language. These communities rely on multicultural outlets to educate and inform themselves on a variety of topics. Therefore the lack of use of them to communicate important information during a global pandemic is surprising. We sat down with Dr. Brar to discuss this matter and the impact it has had on various ethnic groups within Peel region and how that has hurt our pandemic efforts thus far.
Also see her work here: @BramptonCovid
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