“I’m not worried about fourth wave,” said Brampton mayor about COVID-19

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Published August 20, 2021 at 6:43 pm

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Brampton mayor Patrick Brown said the high level of vaccinations in Brampton is our main defence against a COVID-19 fourth wave.

“I’m not worried about a fourth wave because we have a largely vaccinated population,” said Brown during an exclusive interview with Insauga.

“When we had previous waves of COVID-19, it led to the hospitals being overrun because those who were unvaccinated would end up in the hospital.”

The province has begun releasing the vaccination status of those with COVID-19 who are in the hospital and the overwhelming majority are not yet fully vaccinated.

“I’m optimistic a fourth wave will have minimal disruptions to our economy. I don’t foresee lockdowns again. I don’t foresee school closures again.”

Brown said a lot of the school transmission was driven by community transmission, which we’re not going to have a lot of. In addition, high school students are now mostly either vaccinated or eligible for it, so that will mitigate transmission at that level.

For the full interview, visit Insauga’s Instagram page.

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