Back in December, before the COVID-19 changed the course of the outbreak, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau boasted that he had provided a vaccine with the potential to protect four times the population of Canada. Four months later, less than two percent of Canada’s 38 million people are fully vaccinated and large areas of the country are returning to blockade due to a brutal third wave.
Canada has nearly one million cases and 23,000 deaths since the outbreak began.Trudeau hopes to get the population vaccinated by June. But now all Canadians who need the vaccine will be vaccinated by the end of September. Canada is one of the only large economies in the world that has not tried to produce its own vaccine against the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, more species are being suspended.
On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a stark warning that even fully vaccinated Americans should avoid traveling to Canada. And if they do it for the required purpose, it should be tested three to five days upon return. “This is not the news we need. But hospitalizations are skyrocketing, ICU beds are in fluctuations, and even those who believe they don̵7;t need to worry are sick, ”said Trudeau. Press release Tuesday, “although the sun is shining and the weather warms, COVID-19 hasn’t happened to us yet,” he said, calling the third outbreak “very serious”.
What’s more troubling is that the vast majority of the new patients found in hospital intensive care units are increasingly young patients. In canada But the infection rate is highest among those aged 20 to 39, “Canada’s chief health officer Teresa Tham said in a statement on Wednesday. I was treated for COVID-19 in the hospital and in the intensive care unit. ”
So how can a country that orders more per capita vaccines than anywhere else in the world now get into a difficult position? Canada does not produce any vaccines in its territory, whether created or manufactured by others, and no imported quantities have yet been delivered. Canada’s government-owned vaccine maker was privatized in the 1980s and was eventually bought by the French company Sanofi, where its own vaccination efforts were halted.
Trudeau announced last week that Pfizer would eventually begin delivering one million doses a week after the United States released its exports now.There was apparently enough supply for Americans before AstraZeneca also promised deliveries of the vaccine. In addition, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson are certified for use in Canada. But have not yet shipped a large quantity
Angry Canadians, Trudeau, have come under fire after admitting early that the country would not be in line for any vaccine first since they are not domestically produced. Then, as the EU ceased export of vaccines, Canada paid another price on the missed deliveries. Biden’s management has yet to commit to export to Canada or Mexico despite shortages.