« A new study suggests some of Montreal’s cultural communities are disproportionately vulnerable to COVID-19 — due to factors that exist even outside of the context of the pandemic. »

« I think what’s behind a lot of this problem is actually workplace issues — it’s not the fact of being immigrant or racialized in itself, it’s the fact that being members of those groups makes you more likely to work in precarious jobs so in the context of COVID, more likely to work in a frontline job, » said Jill Hanley, one of the authors of the study. « They were being exposed at work, and more likely to be taking public transporation to get to work. »