Statement by Official Opposition Health Critic Vicki Mowat Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The Statement reads as follows:

 “Everyone wants to see a clear roadmap out of pandemic. Saskatchewan families have sacrificed so much and almost 500 people have lost their lives.

Everyone wants this plan to work. But let us be clear: nothing the government does today absolves them of their failure to contain the second and third waves of COVID-19 in our province.

While it’s good that the government is providing some clarity today, the Official Opposition has been asking for clear benchmarks on public health measures for 14 months. We believe that Saskatchewan families deserve to see the modelling and public health advice that has led to this decision.

It’s concerning that it appears the only metric being used is vaccination numbers. Vaccination numbers are important, but they do not tell the whole story. With Alberta imposing further restrictions today, we need to keep a close eye on case counts, test positivity, hospitalizations and other public health indicators to guide our steps forward.”

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