CBC: “Closing Down University Campuses Because of COVID-19 is Racist”

Jan 28, 2020

Another petition from a University of Waterloo student called on the Ontario government to shut down all campuses “to prevent further spread of the virus.” As of Tuesday afternoon it had nearly 30,000 signatures.

Kerry Bowman, a bioethicist at the University of Toronto who was a frontline healthcare worker during the SARS outbreak in 2002-3, said the petitions were “a strong overreaction, and there’s clearly elements of racism to it.”

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