Cree Anishinaabe physician talks medicine, and a need to trust the COVID-19 vaccine – APTN News

Cree Anishinaabe physician talks medicine, and a need to trust the COVID-19 vaccine – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202131 Views

At the age of four, Marcia Anderson says she knew that one day, she wanted to become a doctor.

Twenty years later, Anderson was the youngest Indigenous graduate from the Faculty of Medicine in Manitoba and the youngest president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.

Anderson, who is Cree-Anishinaabe, credits her family for the support while she was going through school, and now as she continues with long days during a global pandemic, as a medical officer of health in Manitoba for Indigenous Services Canada.

The COVID-19 pandemic was certainly not on Anderson’s radar while she was in medical school.

Anderson was two years into her practice when H1N1 hit, but it was nowhere near the scale of the novel coronavirus.

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