‘I’m locked in a jail’: Frustration grows among seniors, caregivers over Ontario’s pace of vaccinations | CBC News

‘I’m locked in a jail’: Frustration grows among seniors, caregivers over Ontario’s pace of vaccinations | CBC News
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Sam Meister is 98 years old, and he’s furious at the Ontario government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan that is forcing seniors like him to remain segregated.

“I would like to be a free man,” Meister said. “I would like to be a man that can move around and see family … I only see the house, I only see inside the house.”

Meister still lives in the home he bought with his wife in the 1980s in North York, Ont. She passed away years ago and he now lives with his caregiver, Marizel Evangelista. Neither of them has been able to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Meister has left the house just once since March, for a dental appointment. Evangelista only leaves sporadically when groceries cannot be delivered, and hasn’t been home with her family in nearly a year. They have effectively been hiding…



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