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COVID-19 Pandemic

Navigating through pandemonium

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  1. Posted May 4, 2020 Photo: Health worker performs a coronavirus throat swab test Sophisticated sampling strategy needed to adapt to evolving policies associated with gradual relaxation of physical distancing. Go to story
  2. May 4, 2020 Sophisticated sampling strategy needed to adapt to evolving policies associated with gradual relaxation of physical distancing. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT recently announced it will fund at least one million blood tests to track the novel coronavirus over the next two years. This is a step in the right direction. But is it enough? How do we know if we are testing the right number, and the right people, especially as the pressure to ease up on the lock down and isolation rules increases? The answer depends critically on why we need test results. A sophistic
  3. Posted April 17, 2020 It’s time the federal government used its authority to create critical data infrastructure. Go to story
  4. It took the federal government until April 9 to publish projections of morbidity for COVID-19 in Canada CANADIANS ARE FINALLY BEGINNING TO SEE projections of COVID-19 cases, deaths and needs for intensive-care units from various provinces and the federal government. We are also starting to see simulations that look beyond the next month or two when, hopefully, epidemic curves are clearly flattening. Canada’s national data-collection capacity will be critical for the next stage of the pandemic, when relaxing of the stringent physical-distancing measures can begin. Yet our data
  5. March 25, 2020 IT'S TAKEN TOO LONG for many governments, including Canada’s, to recognize the seriousness of the Corona virus pandemic when even days of delay can have large effects on the ultimate death toll. It is only now that our governments are recognizing that successfully flattening the epidemic curve means that we could be self-isolating for more than just a month or two. It is not too soon to start planning for the phase after, when it is time to begin relaxing the social distancing measures. If this relaxation is not done very carefully, the epidemic will simply res
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