Canada’s COVID-19 response better than many comparable countries, study finds – CBC

Canada’s COVID-19 response better than many comparable countries, study finds – CBC

by tmnationtalk on June 28, 202233 Views

Research credits restrictive, persistent public health measures and successful vaccination campaign

Jun 27, 2022

Canada handled the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and weathered the ensuing upheaval better than several other nations with comparable health-care and economic infrastructure, a new study suggests.

The research, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday, credits Canada’s strong performance to restrictive and persistent public health measures as well as a successful vaccination campaign.

A team of Ontario researchers compared data from February 2020 to February 2022 in 11 countries dubbed the G10 due to the late inclusion of one subject. They analyzed data from Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States — all countries with similar political, economic, and health-care systems.

“If you look at Canada compared to the G10, the differences are enormous,” study co-author Dr. Fahad Razak said in a recent interview.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canada-response-covid-pandemic-cmaj-1.6502648

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