Black Health Alliance launches the Toronto COVID-19 Resilience Bulletin in partnership with the University of Toronto Black Medical Students’ Association with support from the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit.
As we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto’s Black residents, families, and communities will need to identify new ways to stay healthy, safe, and well during the pandemic. It is critical that we as a community open and support.
Our focus with this bulletin is on enhancing our communities’ ability to respond, recover, and regroup in the face of this COVID-19 outbreak. We aim to update this Bulletin as the outbreak continues to unfold. We will continue to invite organizations and individuals across the City to contribute and share in co-creating this Bulletin.
COVID-19 can make anyone sick, however, some people are more at risk of developing severe complications from an illness due to underlying medical conditions and age.
The Government of Canada has identified the following
populations as high-risk for severe COVID 19 outcomes:
- People with medical conditions including:
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Lung disease
- People with weakened immune systems from amedical condition or treatment, such aschemotherapy
- Older adults