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The Peel region, a South Asian community, was disproportionately hit during the first year of COVID-19: Study

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shows that the South Asian Canadian community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is in the first year ofCOVID-19. I found that I was suffering from a disproportionate amount. Pandemic.

In an analysis that received $ 1.5 million from the federal government, thePeel regionwas the COVID of Ontario in a pandemic prior to the start of vaccine deployment in April 2021. Confirmed to be a hotspot.

Approximately 23.6% of the state's incidents during the second wave of the pandemic were in Peel, even though the region accounts for only 10% of Ontario's total population.

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Dr. Sonia Anand, a senior researcher at McMaster University School of Medicine, said that her ancestors came from the Ontario subcontinent and people living in GTA were hired as part of the study. I am saying.

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In a study of 916 of these residents, between April 14th and July 28th, 2021 Was tested for COVID infection before vaccination. St. showed a characteristic that the virus is consistent with the individual circulating in the system.

Dr. Sonia Anand, a professor at McMaster University School of Medicine and a senior scientist at the Institute for Population and Health (PHRI), has a socio-economic status. Decreased is the main cause of higher serum positive rates during the COVID-19 pandemic in the South Asian community in the Peel region. McMaster University

"Therefore, this report is what people believe to be true, that is, South Asians. The Peel Region showed high infection rates at COVID 19, "Anand told Global News.

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Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)Openprobe is also social demographics A scientific factor, or a social determinant of health that increases the risk of transmitting a COVID to a particular population compared to the general population.

Anand is a "society" in Peel for a large number of participants who identify as essential workers, such as truck drivers living in extended family homes with low socio-economic status and individuals working in factories. Annual household income states that the data suggests that "target inequality" is working.

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Seropositive, the presence of immunological markers in blood tests, is branded as the least educated subject I live in the city of Brumpton, where the male participants were higher.

"Individuals who have to do (exposed) essential work seem to really reflect that they are more likely to be infected or live in a larger family household. "Anand said.

"There were also some reasons behind it. Perhaps they couldn't take a break from work or had early access to the test in the Peel area. It was difficult. ”

The results of this study prioritize medical resources in at-risk communities, such as theseventhpredicted by Hamilton Public Health in the fall. , It is expected to be used for future COVID waves.

Dr. Catherine Hankins, Co-Chair of the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) in Canada, said the study provides a "clearer picture" of the factors that underpin the vulnerability of South Asian communities. It states that it was funded to get.

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"Understanding what made communities and regions hotspots for COVID-19 is a future pandemic and insight. Not only will it help you manage your health, but it can also inform you of Canada's ongoing efforts to achieve a more equitable health outcome for the entire population, "Hawkins said in a statement.

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Future segments of this study are: It is expected that the population will be surveyed to determine the impact of a long COVIDofon similar survey subjects.

Overall, Anand argues that this study "clarifies the point" that there is inequality in medical access throughout Ontario.

"Our data represent communities in the Peel region and South Asia at high risk of future waves ... prioritized by the state government as communities in need of more health. Hopefully it will be added to the facts that show-care resources, "said Anand.

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