In the recent CBC News article they detail the backlog in hospital wait times that have drastically worsened due to COVID-19.

“It’s going to have serious consequences the longer this pandemic goes on.”

CBC News writes: Ongoing surgical and diagnostic backlogs will only worsen without immediate government help to address a strained health-care system, says the Canadian Medical Association, which found average wait-times increased by one-to-two months for the most common procedures in the first wave.

The CMA said Monday it would take $1.3 billion in additional funds to tackle delays sidelined from January to June because they were deemed non-essential during the pandemic.

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