USask students write letter to SK calling for better COVID-19 measures

December 2, 2020
Over 100 medical students from the University of Saskatchewan have signed an open letter to the Saskatchewan government asking that more measures be implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19. The letter calls for increased testing, more education about COVID-19, and better contact tracing once numbers are under control. Additionally, it calls for a shutdown of high-risk venues such as casinos and rinks. “I think we have an obligation to advocate on behalf of patients, but we are also citizens. We would like action,” said Shayan Shirazi, a second-year medical student. “We felt the need to outline our concerns, but also outline some solutions.” CBC (SK)