Media releases | March 11, 2021

People from labour, seniors and health advocacy organizations gathered on the Alberta legislature grounds Thursday to recognize the impact of the pandemic on Albertans.

On the one-year anniversary of the WHO's pandemic declaration, the groups including Friends of Medicare, United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) and Seniors' Action and Liaison Team (SALT) Alberta said the number of lives lost in Alberta is unacceptable.

According to AHS, of the 1,928 people who have died from the disease, 1,813 – or about 94 per cent – were aged 60 and up. Read more