First Nations communities hit hard by second wave,

2022-04-05
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TORONTO —
While COVID-19 infections continue to rise among Indigenous people across CanadaFaster COVID-19 vaccination rollout in U.S. is prompting jab jealousy in Canada, the crisis in the Shamattawa First Nation in Manitoba is only getting worse.

Nearly one-third of the population of Shamattawa First Nation, a remote fly-in community of just over 1,000 people, 745 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, have tested for the virus.

One hundred of Manitoba’s reported 447 new cases were confirmed in the community on FridayIndoor dining. A total of 313 residents have tested positive for COVID-19President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address after takin.

“More than one in 10 of the daily reported deaths are in First Nations people,” said Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent RoussinThe Ontario health-care system.

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