Because COVID-19 is far less dangerous to the young than it is to the elderly or immune-comprised, and because generalized lockdowns are economically devastating, many countries have implemented targeted policies instead.
If this entire lockdown was some tragic mistake based on a single dodgy prediction, we must make sure that it never happens again.
Restrictions continue to be gradually eased in Canada, but as there is talk of a second wave, it is more important than ever to question the case for lockdown. This MEI publication provides a critique of Professor Neil Ferguson’s epidemiological model, which led to lockdown in this country.
Every day, Canadians are informed via press conference of the number of new deaths attributed to COVID-19. This publication by the Montreal Economic Institute raises questions about the accuracy of these statistics.
The facts underlined here by this prestigious author have not been heard widely enough in the Canadian context. Yet the debate over generalized, compulsory lockdowns will no doubt remain active for quite some time.
In which Quebec emergency rooms are patients most likely to return home without having seen a doctor? The “2020 Ranking of ER Overcrowding in Quebec” describes the situation over the past year and measures the evolution of the situation over five years using data obtained through a request for access to information, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s system of socialized medicine has created high taxes and suffering patients. That’s not what Americans want or deserve.
Canadians wait 630 more days than Americans before new drugs are approved and another 473 before public plans list them.
Ottawa has the prices of drugs in its sights. On the one hand, it has made changes to the calculation method for the price ceilings imposed on drugs sold in Canada. On the other, the idea of national government pharmacare to replace the provinces’ mixed plans is still in the air. These ill-advised public policies could actually raise total health care spending, while threatening Canadians’ access to the best available treatments, shows this publication by the MEI.
Our health-care system is unable to meet the demands on it — and the effects of population aging are only beginning to be felt.