“When it comes to health-care in Canada, the federal government doesn’t collect race-based data at all. With people of colour in the UK and the U.S. dying from COVID-19 at disproportionately high rates, health equity advocates are sounding the alarm: without this data, it’s nearly impossible to know who the pandemic is hurting most and how to help them.”
Video on Why collecting race-based data during the coronavirus pandemic is a matter of life and death via Global News.

“But where defunding the police is an option, defunding health care is decidedly not. Nor, says Dr. Suzanne Shoush, does adding more Black, Indigenous and other racialized health-care providers solve the problem on its own — you have to change the system.”
More on Canadian health care isn’t immune to racism, experts say. Here’s why via Global News.

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