Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 9 (UPI) — Pharmacies in Vancouver are in desperate desperate need for a shake up, but it’s not clear when that will happen.
The city has more than 10,000 registered pharmacies but fewer than 20,000 are in operation, according to data from the Canadian Pharmacists Association.
The lack of access has contributed to a shortage of medicines and treatments, as well as shortages in equipment and staffing.
The shortage is also having an impact on Vancouver’s overall economy, which is struggling to stay afloat.
More than half of the city’s residents live below the poverty line, according the city of Vancouver.
The majority of people in Vancouver live below 200 percent of the federal poverty line.
Many residents are struggling to get by, even though their income is higher than that.
The health of the community has also been a major concern.
More and more people are dying in the city from the same illnesses, such as pneumonia and cardiovascular disease, according TOA Canada, a nonprofit organization working to improve health in communities affected by the pandemic.
Vancouver has a high incidence of pneumonia, as many people who live near hospitals are infected.
More of them are dying from pneumonia than from the coronavirus, according a recent study by Vancouver Coastal Health.