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New FNIGC paper supports coronavirus preparedness in First Nations communities

As the coronavirus global pandemic continues to affect people across Canada, concerns have been raised about the vulnerabilities faced by Indigenous communities due to pre-existing health, social, and economic conditions.

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, has stated that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities face a higher risk of “severe outcomes” from the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. These include health inequities, higher rates of underlying medical conditions, and challenges of living in remote and fly-in communities.

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