CAF Story | The beginning of the end

Video / April 16, 2021

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(JT) This isn't next week, this isn't next month either.

(MB) An overlap of the flu season and a second wave...

(JT) It took us a while to get here, it's gonna take us longer to get back.

(CT) When we first received the COVID vaccines, there was very much a feeling of excitement and a feeling of hope that potentially this could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

Hi, my name is Capt Chelsea Thorne and I'm currently a Pharmacy Officer.

It's the normal challenge of not necessarily knowing what is gonna happen. There becomes kind of a point of exhaustion. With COVID, the workload has increased exponentially. We were shipping out all of the PPE to the long-term care homes. We currently hold the pandemic stock. We've been able to provide the frontline workers the required consumables to either identify COVID, but more importantly protect them from the virus itself.

I do have a family, my parents. And as a result of all of the lockdowns, I haven't been able to visit them for several months.

It was a great feeling when we first received those COVID vaccines with the hope that they would be able to go to those frontline workers. If you had asked me a year ago from now if this pandemic would have ever occurred, I would have never thought it. And it's something that I will certainly never forget.

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