Toronto calls in the superheroes to help with vaccinating young children against COVID-19
Toronto city officials are asking the help of its superhero readers to help out during a crisis.
The call for superheroes came out of the “Huge Shift in Canadian Society” survey — a survey the city started last year asking people what they would like the city to do during the pandemic.
It asked whether the city should offer free testing and if it should offer free flu shots to young children by mail or online. And, what if the government asked people the same question in an emergency?
“We are trying to create a culture of solidarity. We are encouraging people to use their imagination, and we are encouraging people to share. We’re all in this together, and we can all make an impact,” said Pauline Marois, who heads up the city’s Emergency Preparedness Unit.
“If you look at the survey, the majority of people do not want to be tested for COVID-19 if it means they will be taking a flu shot or getting the flu vaccine.
“That said, when we hear about a community or a community region going into a crisis, they have an obligation to prepare for it. So, one thing that we wanted to do is to create a culture of solidarity.”
Marois says the survey is an important step.
“We have a long way to go to change people’s perspective about this issue, but this survey has helped lay the foundation to get to a place where we can make real and tangible change,” she said.
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