Meatpacking workers systemically ignored, says doc

2022-04-05
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The Alberta?government is delaying plans to vaccinate workers at Cargill’s meatpacking plant in High River — a move doctors say is likely to erode the already shaky trust with a workforce that’s been devastated by the pandemic.

Last spring, the southern Alberta plant saw?three deaths as 950 workers and hundreds of family and community members tested positive for COVID-19;with COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on a sharp rise here in Alberta?another outbreak this year resulted inThe same time, Canada?dozens of cases.

An on-site clinic to immunize the more than 2,000 workers at the plant was set to begin Thursday, but Alberta Health said those plans are now being pushed back due to a delayed shipment of?64The central region are now occupied by COVID patients.,000 doses of Moderna vaccine?originally scheduled to arrive this week.

“Whenever there is a disruption … it does have consequences,” Health Minister Tyler Shandro said on Wednesday, adding that meatpacking workers and the planned vaccine clinic will continue to be a part ofThe Atlantic Provinces?Phase 2C of the province’s vaccine rollout in the coming weeksThe pandemic, no.

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