Fatima Syed is a Mississauga-based freelance journalist, who has previously worked for The Walrus, the Toronto Star, The Logic and National Observer. She writes about everything from politics to social justice to climate change.
When the pandemic hit Peel, it wasn’t the government that stepped in, but an army of citizens that mobilized to feed their neighbours, set up pop-up clinics, and demand better for their community.
Overwhelmed phone lines, frantic group texts, frustration and relief—inside the first week of pop-up clinics in a region desperate for vaccines.
Not enough support, not enough testing, not enough vaccines—Peel has been neglected at every step of the pandemic, and the results have been devastating.