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COVID-19: Stronger action, more vaccinations urged as Quebec hospitalizations surge - Montreal Gazette, January 10, 2022

Published: 14 January 2022

Dr. Catherine Hankins, Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and co-chair of Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and Nicholas King, Associate Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit, and Dick Menzies, Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, are among the experts quoted by the Montreal Gazette.

"As Quebec set another record Sunday for hospitalizations and people in intensive care with COVID-19, experts called for further efforts to entice the unvaccinated to get a jab.
Dr. Catherine Hankins, a professor of public health at McGill University and co-chair of Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force, called on governments to act locally to increase vaccination rates and globally to make vaccines available to developing countries. "It's not over until it's over for everybody," said Hankins, who expressed concern that the surge in cases, driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant, could overwhelm the health network in the coming weeks."

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