COVID

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Canada’s COVID performance on key measures among worst in developed world

Canada has the seventh-worst “case fatality rate” among advanced countries.


11:58AM
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COVID-19 case counts, mortality rates vary widely across developed world

Each additional hospital bed (per 1,000 people) was associated with 31.5 fewer COVID-19 deaths per million.


8:58AM
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Eliminating patent rights for COVID vaccines will do more harm than good
Pharmaceutical companies heavily rely on patents as their main vehicle to protect intellectual property.

9:55AM
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Ottawa should wind down massive COVID subsidies to businesses
The program's total budgeted costs for 2020/21 and 2021/22 now stand at $110.6 billion.

10:07AM
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Wait times—the other health-care crisis

The elective surgery queue cost 1.2 million Canadians a total of $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity.


9:05AM
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B.C. government imposes travel restrictions while COVID numbers fall

The seven-day moving average of new daily positive COVID cases has been decreasing since April 12.


8:29AM
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Beware experts bearing consensus

Despite economic, climate and health models often being wildly inaccurate and unreliable, they are increasingly relied upon for policymaking.


9:36AM
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Canada’s vaccine rollout continues to lag

If Moderna had been allowed to sell its vaccines earlier, many Canadian death and illnesses may have been prevented.