Jagmeet Singh has described Canada’s long-term care mortality rates as a “national shame,” after a new report found they were among the worst in the world.
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Today we learned that Canada ranked the worst when it came to mortality rates for our seniors in long-term care.… https://t.co/ZHztAbrAUI— Jagmeet Singh (@Jagmeet Singh) 1617217245.0
The research concluded that the proportion of deaths in nursing homes represented 69% of Canada's overall COVID-19 deaths, notably higher than the international average of 41%.
In fact, between March 2020 and February 2021, 14,000 long-term care residents died from COVID-19 following outbreaks in 2,500 care homes, according to the study.
In a video shared on Twitter, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh described it as a “national shame” and said that “our seniors deserve better.”