It is disappointing to see the Toronto Star publish, once again, an inaccurate and uninformed opinion piece. This is a new level of hypothetical journalism on a topic that the public need facts on, not speculation.
Numerous studies have concluded that the number and severity of COVID-19 cases in Long Term Care (LTC) is related to three key factors including community spread, age and design of the building and timing of outbreaks. With 23 LTC homes in Ontario, 70% of which are in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Chartwell’s own experience is consistent with these studies.
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