February 14th, local time, 2,432 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada (British Columbia did not publish pandemic data at the weekend), of which the two major provinces with the first and second population, Ontario and Quebec, had fewer than 1,000 new cases, and the pandemic has eased.
In addition, the federal government of Canada has assured the public that a large number of coronavirus vaccines will arrive in Canada, which will greatly ease the current shortage of vaccine supply in Canada.
On the one hand, the COVID-19 pandemic has eased, and on the other hand, the supply of vaccines is about to return to normal. Therefore, Canada’s major provinces have recently announced the relaxation of pandemic prevention measures.
Except for densely populated areas, most areas of the country have been lifted from the blockade, and economic and social life have gradually resumed.
However, an observation article published on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) website on February 13 local time said that Canada is playing a “cowardly game” with the coronavirus pandemic.
“Crysly Game” comes from game theory. It is a classic game theory model of “cowards” that whoever gives in first on both sides of the battle is called “coward”. This kind of game has only two results: either the winner eats all, or both losers.
The article said that these provinces that relax pandemic prevention measures are gambling against the coronavirus pandemic. If the pandemic does not repeat, economic and social life will soon return to normal.
However, experts worry that if these provinces lose the gambling, there will be serious consequences of both the economy and pandemic control.
The article pointed out that at present, most parts of Canada have relaxed the blockade measures for pandemic prevention, and indoor activities have basically returned to normal.
However, in Alberta, for example, the province currently has 149 confirmed cases of mutant coronavirus found in the United Kingdom and 7 cases with mutant coronavirus found in South Africa, but Alberta has still relaxed restrictions. “It’s like playing ‘cowards game’ with COVID-19, and I never thought it was a good idea,” said Lynora Saxinger, professor of infectious diseases at the University of Alberta School of Medicine.
There is enough evidence in several public health jurisdictions that the variant virus may later come to the upper place after a period of time, and I think it should take longer to observe and monitor.”
Janice Fitzgerald, chief medical officer of Newfoundland and Labrador, confirmed on February 12 that the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the province was caused by the mutant novel coronavirus found in the UK.
The number of new cases in the province in the past seven days has accounted for 40% of the cumulative cases in the province.
Irfan Dhalla, a professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, believes that “resuming restaurant canteen service is wrong and hasty”.
“It’s clear that if we get back to normal, there’s a third wave of outbreaks,” he said. “It’s definitely a cruel prospect.”
Professor Dara believes that the government is trying to strike a balance between normal society and controlling the pandemic.” No one is sure to find this balance. Preventing COVID-19) We are safer to be cautious.
In fact, there are many experts with similar views, who are basically professionals in public health and medical fields.
Among those included Canadian federal chief medical officer Theresa Tam, who said at a press conference on February 13, “[the pandemic] will soon be repeated, so now is time to be vigilant against these mutant viruses.
We should be particularly cautious about relaxing pandemic prevention measures when the mutant virus is just beginning to accelerate its spread.
David Fisman, an epidemiologist professor at the University of Toronto, has been tracking and studying the novel coronavirus pandemic.
His research results show that the third outbreak caused by the mutant novel coronavirus may occur in early March this year, less than a month from now. Fissman’s assumption is similar to the relevant report of the Ontario government’s scientific advisory team.
Professor Saksinger said that control measures should be taken in the early stage of the spread of mutant coronavirus, otherwise once the pandemic is repeated, the effect of pandemic prevention measures will be greatly reduced.