COVID-19: How Canada compares to other countries – HalifaxToday.ca, Google News (Canada)

COVID-19: How Canada compares to other countries – HalifaxToday.ca

COVID-19: How Canada compares to other countries  HalifaxToday.ca

Study says while Canada has done a better job than other countries at managing COVID-19, its death rate still exceeds that of similar nations This article, written by Raluca Bejan, Dalhousie University and Kristina Nikolova, Wayne State University, originally appeared on The Conversation and has been republished here with permission: After COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the number of cases started to climb globally. It’s difficult to apply a one-size-fits-all interpretation as to why certain states experienced higher numbers of infections while others kept theirs in check. For instance, Greece’s success in containing the virus was attributed to its stringent lockdown measures, Germany’s lower death rate was linked to its well-developed health-care system while South Korea was commended for its wide-ranging testing. In Canada, there’s been criticism of the lack of preventative public health policies and the consequential difficulties dealing with the health impacts of the pandemic. Even when wide-scale testing infrastructure was put in place, testing rates remained low. Different degrees of government intervention Generally speaking, there are three types of welfare states among western democracies: social democratic, liberal and conservative or corporatist. These tend to be characterized by various degrees of governmental intervention,

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