Last week, Premier Doug Ford stated that “the reality is, despite our best efforts, we’re dealing with a wildfire at our long-term care homes right now”. His comment was in response to recent statistics which suggest that approximately one in six long-term care homes in Ontario are battling COVID-19 outbreaks. Media articles are reporting that resident deaths in long-term care homes account for roughly 43% of COVID-19 deaths in the Province. Many of the articles are quick to judge and point fingers. MORE.