Calls persist for Canada to tighten travel measures amid COVID-19 variants. Advocates say there’s more to consider - Toronto Star, May 14, 2021
Dr. Ananya Tina Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health is among the experts quoted by the Toronto Star.
"…But focusing on variants as being the product of specific nations could create “dangerous” stereotypes and place blame on their communities, said Ananya Tina Banerjee, an assistant professor at McGill University. “When we’re calling a virus after the country it was first traced (to) or identified (in), it does lead to racism and xenophobia,” she said…"