It has already been over a year since the pandemic turned our lives upside down and governments severely curtailed our individual freedoms. Thankfully, the vaccination campaign is now in full swing, so we can hope for a return to a better quality of life in the near future. This publication argues for the introduction of a non-mandatory, decentralized vaccine passport to help make this happen.
This time last year, we were talking about the temporary end to the transfer of COVID-19 patients to CHSLDs, Quebec’s long-term care centres. The patient transfers, however, resumed a month later.
A system in which over 1,000 patients a day leave emergency rooms untreated due to wait times is simply not accessible.
While the Alberta government is taking a step in the right direction by emulating Saskatchewan and utilizing private surgical facilities to perform publicly paid surgeries and reduce its backlog, broader reform is needed.
Le véritable désastre des CHSLD sera à tout jamais un exemple criant des limitations du modèle québécois en matière de santé et de soins aux personnes âgées.
Nearly one year ago, the Quebec government decreed a temporary end to the transfer of COVID-19 patients to CHSLDs, Quebec’s long-term care centres. To this day, Quebec’s extremely high death count among seniors in CHSLDs continues to raise eyebrows. This publication from the Montreal Economic Institute calls into question the inevitability of these deaths.
COVID-19: One year later, Florida offers an illuminating case study of what might have been here in Quebec and across Canada.
Our health professionals are doing their best, but Canada’s capacity problems are structural, and need structural solutions.
Interview (in French) with Miguel Ouellette, Director of Operations and Economist at the MEI, about the ability of pharmacists to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Broadcast on February 11, 2021, on LCN’s Québec matin.
February 11, 2021 | 8 min. 57 sec. | Richard Martineau (QUB Radio) Interview (in French) with Miguel Ouellette, Director of Operations […]