Brampton Amazon outbreak exposes racism and classism of COVID-19

Last week, an Amazon fulfillment centre in Brampton, Ontario was forced to close down due to a massive COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. To be clear, cases at this 5,000-worker distribution centre have been a persistent reality, with over 600 since October 2020. But in the past two weeks alone, cases have risen 40 percent to 240. This includes some of the newer COVID-19 variants which are causing additional concern among public health authorities. The outbreak led Peel Public Health to close the facility over the weekend.

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