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COVID - Year 2: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV864
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Seniors, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2021
Running Time:  45:52

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March 8th 2021 marks one year since Canada's first death from COVID-19, a senior in a long-term care facility in British Columbia. Since then 55 per cent of all deaths have been long-term care residents. It has been described as a senicide: the killing of the elderly or their abandonment to death.

W5's Avery Haines speaks with Devora Greenspan, who spent the last year living in isolation at a long-term care home in Toronto. COVID-19 has pushed Canada's health care workers to the limit, but health officials are warning of even deadlier threats still to come.

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