GSL Director Discusses Necessity of Reliable Data for Next COVID Steps in Globe and Mail Article

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On June 8, GSL Director Steven Hoffman was quoted in a Globe and Mail article about the efficacy of lockdown measures in Canada and what has to be done before a possible COVID-19 second wave.

In the article, Hoffman highlighted the importance of reliable data to understand how the negative effects of battling the pandemic can be minimized and made more equitable. This would help people to cope with reintroducing layers of protection in the case of a second pandemic wave.

The problem according to Hoffman, however, is that there is little to no access to the necessary data in Canada. He added:

“If we had the data, we could make some very strategic choices about which layers of protection we want to keep and which ones we want to lift or, in the future, which layers we want to reimpose versus those that we want to adjust before we introduce them again.”

Read the full article here.


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