Why has Canada’s data collection during the pandemic been so bad?
It’s time the federal government used its authority to create critical data infrastructure.
To be effective, an extraordinary and co-ordinated national effort is required, with much more extensive testing and real-time standardized reporting of results, from local, to provincial, to federal agencies. These data on the tests will be much more powerful for managing the pandemic if they also include pre-existing diseases and risk factors such as smoking, writes Michael Wolfson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay