She is on a new national task force that is trying to close those gaps by tracing how many people have already been exposed to the virus and whether any of them are now immune to it.
She says understanding those things is critical to safely guiding Canadians back to work and school.
Tam also says COVID-19 has exposed deep problems that must be fixed now to protect residents of long-term care centres and other group settings, as well the risks faced by the essential workers who look after them.
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COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting Canada’s long-term care homes, as well as health-care workers, and employees at critical businesses including grocery stores and pharmacies.
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